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Thank You Distinguished Speakers Series Sponsors

December 11, 2018

Thanks to the 2018-19 sponsors: Empire National Bank, Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation and Pritchard Charitable Trust. Upcoming Program: Importance of Play in Self-Regulation by Dr. Ron Marino, DO, MPH January 15, 2019; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Centereach. For further information, please call 631-585-9393 ext. 252.

BankUnited Supports Women’s EXPO

December 11, 2018

BankUnited continues its support as the Women’s EXPO Education Sponsor with a generous award of $3,500. As part of its effort to build the business skills and capacities of participating women entrepreneurs, the EXPO provides educational programming throughout the year. The MCPL Foundation is grateful to BankUnited for supporting these enterprising women.

Bank of America: Women’s EXPO Top Sponsor

December 11, 2018

Bank of America provided a generous sponsorship of $7,500 to support the 18th annual Women’s EXPO. In addition to being the EXPO’s top funder, their employees volunteer to assist EXPO vendors and help us provide a one-of-a-kind venue for Long Island’s women entrepreneurs!

The Great Give Back

December 11, 2018

We had a fun-filled, wonderful day of service at the library on October 13th to celebrate The Great Give Back, bringing people of all ages in the community together. Patrons crocheted newborn hats and booties and made dog and cat toys to be donated to hospitals and shelters, wrote letters to service members, sewed zippered […]

2018 Women’s EXPO

December 11, 2018

Over 2,300 people came to celebrate and support 82 Long Island women entrepreneurs at the 18th annual Women’s EXPO on October 4th. Connecting entrepreneurs with the business community, EXPO proceeds support the programs and services of the Miller Business Center. We are grateful to all of our EXPO sponsors for supporting the event. Sponsors include […]

Selden Renovations Complete

September 12, 2018

We’d like to thank you for your continuous support and patience during our Selden Building project. All programs and services have now resumed in Selden. We invite you to stop by and visit our newly renovated spaces.  

Dollar General Grant Winner: The Zine Project

September 11, 2018

Looking for a creative way to connect with teens at your library? Look no further! We’re here to tell you all about The Zine Project. This summer, with generous support from YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, NY, hosted a hands-on workshop for teens to collaborate and […]

People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union Awards Sponsorship

September 11, 2018

People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union has awarded a generous sponsorship of $1,250 to the Middle Country Library Foundation in support of Miller Business Mornings. These free, drop-in breakfast meetings are open to the public, take place at 8:00 a.m. in the Miller Center at the Centereach building, and include a short presentation on a specifi […]

Emerald Magic Lawn Care Supports MCPL Seed Library

September 11, 2018

Emerald Magic Lawn Care, owned by Craig den Hartog, planter of Old Town Blooms, has awarded a $300 sponsorship to support the new MCPL Seed Library. Patrons may check out four packets of seeds per month from our selection of 100% organic, GMO-free vegetable, herb and fl ower seeds.  Please visit for more information. […]

Island Idol Recap

September 11, 2018

On July 27th MCPL showed just how much Libraries Rock!  This year’s annual music festival, Island Idol, was sponsored by King Kullen, Friends of the Middle Country Public Library and The Allstate Foundation. 22 talented teens performed for the crowd. It was an exciting and enjoyable night for all the contestants and community! Pictured (l-r): […]

Battle of the Books

September 11, 2018

Over the summer, Middle Country teens read 8 young adult novels to compete against teams from Suffolk County libraries. Middle Country’s team – “The Real Book Thieves” – impressed everyone with their hard work and effort. Special thanks to our coaches, teens, parents, and all the volunteers who helped make this year’s Battle of the […]

Thank You To Our Teens!

September 11, 2018

On July 18th, a Teen recognition reception was held in honor of over 280 volunteers who participate in community service programs at the library. Teens and their families enjoyed refreshments, and posed for pictures with props in our green screen “photo booth!”

Congratulations New Citizens!

September 11, 2018

The library proudly hosted a public ceremony on June 7th to celebrate the MCPL Adult Learning Center and to recognize the accomplishments of the students who worked diligently to become U.S. citizens. The offi ces of Senator John Flanagan, Legislator Tom Muratore and Councilman Kevin LaValle honored the new citizens with certifi cates commemorating their […]

Teens Volunteer Now

June 18, 2018

The Allstate Foundation’s WE Volunteer Now program has provided a $250 student grant to support the efforts of MCPL’s Teen Advisory Council as they tackle their next community volunteer project. The teens will assemble “welcome home” baskets for Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk to present to Habitat families as housewarming gifts. The baskets will contain […]

Stricktly Business 2018

Strictly Business 2018

June 18, 2018

The 11th annual Strictly Business event featured more than 90 businesses and business organizations and welcomed more than 700 attendees. This partnership between the library’s Miller Business Center, the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce and the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition was created to promote local businesses and encourage economic development in the region. […]

TD Bank Supports the Miller Center

June 18, 2018

TD Bank continues its support of the Miller Business Center’s entrepreneurial events with a generous $5,000 grant to the Middle Country Library Foundation. On May 1st, Strictly Business offered an opportunity for networking, marketing and connecting local businesses. The 18th annual Women’s EXPO, scheduled for October 4th, provides education and a supportive venue in which […]

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore Supports MCPL Under the Stars

June 18, 2018

Legislator Tom Muratore sponsored a Suffolk County grant award of $5,000 to Middle Country Public Library to fund the library’s summer concert and film series, MCPL Under the Stars. Pictured l-r: Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, library director and Suffolk County Legislator, Tom Muratore.              

Crochet It! featured on News12

June 1, 2018

Our Crocket it! trees were featured on Insta Island: Suffolk County on News12. View the full news coverage at

Family Search Affiliate Library!

May 29, 2018

We are now a Family Search Affiliate Library! offers access to many worldwide digitized records that other genealogy databases do not, so I always encourage patrons to use to compliment their family history research. While folks can currently access some Family Search records from their home computer, they can now access additional restricted […]

NASA @ My Library

April 9, 2018

This spring, look forward to NASA@ My Library programs that are out of this world! Kids can listen to space-themed stories, learn about constellations and create art in many program offerings for all ages! Check out Museum Corner: Alien Storycraft, Star Seekers, Galaxy Slime and Galaxy Cookies! Teens will paint an Acrylic Space Scene on […]