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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 […]

Allstate Foundation awards $17,500 for “Good Starts Young”

April 9, 2018

The Allstate Foundation has awarded the Middle Country Library Foundation a $17,500 “Good Starts Young” grant in support of programs encouraging youth empowerment and volunteerism through the Library’s Allstate Readiness Series. The Series showcases teen programming that fosters creativity, STEM skills and community engagement. For more information about the programs in this series, contact Kristine […]

TD Charitable Foundation Supports the Nature Explorium

April 9, 2018

TD Charitable Foundation has awarded a generous grant of $5,000 to Middle Country Library Foundation to support the Nature Explorium and the fall Apple Festival. The Nature Explorium, an outdoor learning space for children and their families, connects literacy, learning and an appreciation of nature as a regular part of the library visit. For more […]

Reflections: A Creative Community Art Project

April 9, 2018

Last year’s community art project was so well received that we are doing another one! Working with local glass artist Kathy Seff, we’ll create unique art glass squares to be installed on fencing outside the Selden building. Kick-off sessions Saturday, June 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 10th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. […]

Mujeres Latinas program recognized by Suffolk County

September 21, 2016

The library’s Mujeres Latinas program was honored by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone during National Welcoming Week 2016, an initiative of Suffolk County and of Long Island WINS which recognizes welcoming work and outreach across Suffolk County. The Mujeres Latinas program focuses on connecting Spanish speaking women with the library services available in their community, and with […]

Women’s EXPO

September 7, 2016

“The women are so inspiring!” Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Support local women entrepreneurs at the 17th annual Women’s EXPO on Thursday, October 5th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at MCPL-Centereach. Featuring more than 80 women business owners, the EXPO is a great place to meet new people, discover new […]

Island Idol 2016

September 7, 2016

This year’s 13th annual music festival, Island Idol, sponsored by King Kullen, Friends of the Middle Country Public Library and The Allstate Foundation, was attended by over 350 community residents. Twenty-one talented performers entertained the crowd and were evaluated by event judges Victor LaBozzetta III, Middle Country alumnus, musician/percussionist and student at the Eastman School […]

A Wonderful Middle Country Reads!

September 7, 2016

During her engaging presentation on July 14th, Erika Swyler provided powerful insight into The Book of Speculation and left listeners eagerly awaiting her next novel. Ms. Swyler (right) is pictured with attendee Amiann Forino, who created her lovely mermaid painting in the Middle Country Reads: Book to Art program.

Long Island Community Foundation Supports Educational Resource Center

September 2, 2016

The Long Island Community Foundation has provided a $15,000 grant in support of the new Educational Resource Center (ERC) at Middle Country Public Library. The ERC offers support and enrichment for homeschool families and educators by providing access to science equipment and kits, math manipulatives, curricula and educational games, online resources including subscription databases and […]

Strictly Business

September 1, 2016

The 9th annual Strictly Business event featured more than 100 businesses and business organizations and welcomed over 800 attendees. This partnership between the library’s Miller 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.      

Another Successful Women’s Resource Fair

September 1, 2016

The 3rd Annual Women’s Resource Fair was presented by Legislators Tom Muratore (4th District) and Leslie Kennedy (12th District).