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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).

Middle Country Public Library Selected to the Shortlist for 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 25, 2015

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that Middle Country Public Library is among the 30 finalists, out of more then 150 applicants, for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 […]

MCPL Mobile

October 14, 2014

Download the MCPL Mobile app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet to stay connected to the library wherever you are! You can search the library catalog for books and other materials,  and search and register for library programs. You can also scan a book’s ISBN using your smartphone’s camera to find out […]

Allstate Supports Readiness Series for The Eighth Consecutive Year

December 11, 2013

The Allstate Foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to support the library’s Allstate Readiness Series, a year-long series providing programs on Teen Safe Driving and Financial Empowerment for women, particularly survivors of domestic violence. For more information on this series, visit or call Lori Abbatepaolo at 585-9393 ext. 295. Pictured l-r: Sue Bohrer-Braun and […]

Explore Zinio

December 11, 2013

Introducing Zinio, our new digital magazine collection! You will love the convenience of reading your favorites like Rolling Stone, O!, Macworld, Men’s Fitness, Forbes, and Food Network Magazine, and exploring a selection of 50 additional titles available through our eDownload service. Experience the convenience of Zinio – your magazines anytime, anywhere. Simply visit the adult […]

Pathways to Career Success

December 11, 2013

Are you considering a new career path? Would you like to improve your job skills? Looking for alternatives to college? Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur? With support from Bank of America, the Miller Business Center will be offering Pathways to Career Success, a series of workshops geared towards improving job readiness in our region. Programs […]

Does this picture look familiar to you?

December 11, 2013

Middle Country Public Library is looking for your historical, vintage pictures of yesteryear that show how life used to be in the Centereach and Selden area for a local book project. If you have any photographs of historical Middle Country you would like to contribute, please contact Theresa Arroyo at (631) 585-9393 ext. 294.   […]

Partnership between Middle Country Public Library and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

October 30, 2013

EatPlayGrow™ Curriculum  EatPlayGrow™ is a new early childhood health curriculum and the first to be federally approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). In partnership with the NIH, Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) adapted the We Can!®obesity prevention program (originally for ages 8-13) to create EatPlayGrow™ for use […]

Middle Country Team Wins 2012 Battle of the Books

August 13, 2012

Congratulations to “The Tributes of Middle Country”, who won the 2012 Suffolk County Battle of the Books! The 2012 Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Javits Lecture Center, Stony Brook University. The Suffolk County Battle of the Books program is an inter-library competition between teams of teens (students entering […]

Career Counseling

May 11, 2012

Need help writing your resume? Thinking of starting a new career? Want to ace your next interview? Make an appointment with one of our career counselors. Available for district residents ages 14 and up, career counselors provide confidential appointments for employment, occupational and college counseling. Appointments are available at various times in both buildings. For further information […]

Customer Service Modernization Project

December 5, 2011

Faster and More Convenient Service! Come in and see our upgraded customer service areas – the result of our Customer Service Modernization Project. Try our touch-screen self-check and automated return stations for speedier checkout and a more effective return process; check out multiple items simultaneously; tap the kiosk screen to print a receipt for your […]