Local History


Historical Archives Collection

A collection of documents from the archives of the Middle Country Public Library, highlighting the history of the Middle Country area and surrounding communities.



Historical Scenes of Middle Country

A collection of historical photographs from the archives of the Middle Country Public Library, featuring people and places in the towns of Centereach, Selden, and Lake Grove. Do you recognize any of these places or people? Please email us at with any comments regarding this collection.


Newfield Newspaper Collection

Issues of the Newfield Quadrangle, 1970-1976 and issues of the Newfield Phoenix.


Veterans History Project


The Middle Country Public Library, in conjunction with the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project, is collecting first-hand accounts of United States Veterans. The Project also includes first-hand recollections of U.S. citizens who professionally supported war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, or medical volunteers). We are making these interviews available to the public so that their stories may be preserved for posterity. If you or someone you know is interested in being interviewed, please contact Jim Ward at 631-585-9393 ext. 273.