Annual Message and Budget Information

Annual Message and Budget Information


Annual Message and Budget Information

From the Board of Trustees

Library Budget Vote Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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Our library continues to provide a vibrant and inclusive environment for lifelong learning, discovery, cultural enrichment, and community engagement. We are committed to offering exceptional resources and dynamic programs to enhance the quality of life for our residents. Our outreach efforts enable us to build strong connections and remain engaged with the Middle Country community.

This past year, we opened the MCPL Café in our Centereach building! We welcome you to stop by for a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea and enjoy a variety of baked goods and grab-and-go items. Our new Innovation Space continues to be very popular. Over 9,700 programs were offered, 405 passports were processed, 1,582 museum passes were circulated and 200 teens participated in our Buddy programs and Teen Volunteer clubs!

As part of the annual message, a summary of next year’s budget is included. The proposed 2024/2025 budget reflects an increase of .37%, which is below the tax cap limitation. We strive to be financially prudent while providing exemplary services, programs, and resources, to remain a steady local employer and as always, your neighborhood library. We hope that you continue to enjoy all that the library offers. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Please contact Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, library director, at 631-585-9393 ext. 219 or email with any questions you may have pertaining to the budget.

Click here to view the 2024-2025 budget information.

Click here to view the Trustee Election information.

Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
at the Centereach Building
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY 11720

In order to vote you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Registered to vote*
  • A resident of Middle Country School District  #11 for at least 30 days prior to the vote

* You are registered if you have voted in a general, school, or library election within the last four years. If you have not, you may register on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. at the Centereach Building.

Absentee ballot applications are available at the Customer Service Desk.