The Education Resource Center (ERC) at Middle Country Public Library offers support and enrichment for Middle Country residents, homeschooling families and educators by providing access to the Educational Resource collection featuring science equipment and kits, math manipulatives, curricula and educational games, online resources including subscription databases and ERC specific programming. The ERC collection and programming is funded with support from the Long Island Community Foundation. Education Resource Center cards are available to out-of-district homeschooling families. For more information, please contact Deborah Hempe at (631) 585-9393 ext. 223 or email@example.com.
The library is now open to the public and items from all collections are circulating. If you would like to come to the library to browse and check out items we have in the ERC collection in person you may, but please note that our play area is not currently open and seating in the library is limited.
We are still offering curbside pick-up but those items must be requested ahead of time. ERC cardholders may not place holds using our online system, however, if there is an item(s) you would like to pick up via curbside you may call the Youth Services Desk at 631-585-9393 ext. 559. We will pull the item, if available, and schedule the curbside pickup.
ERC items and other “kit” items must be returned to MCPL, they cannot be returned at another library.
Cat Kid Comic Club Book Club – Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 4:15pm-5:00pm on Zoom. For children in 1st – 5th grade. Meet on Zoom to talk about Dav Pilkey’s new series Cat Kid Comic Club!
Muttigrees Storycraft: Coaster’s Wheels – Friday, April 16, 2021; 4:00pm on YouTube. For children in K – 5th grade. Coaster the shelter dog has a very special gift. Hear the heartwarming story of how Coaster finds the perfect home, then complete an activity reflecting on your own gifts.
Trivia for Kids: All About Disney – Saturday, May 15, 2021; 10:30am-11:30am on Zoom. For children in 1st – 4th grade. Do you know who sings the song “Shiny” in Moana? What kind of animal is Abu in Aladdin? Test your Disney knowledge in this fun trivia game! You will need a laptop or tablet to access Zoom and a smartphone or tablet with the Kahoot app downloaded.
Folktales from Asia – Saturday, May 22, 2021; 11:00am-12:00pm on Zoom. For children in K – 5th grade. Award winning storyteller Motoko enchants children of every age with folktales from Asia. These humorous and wise stories, combined with songs and movement are a wonderful live performance.
Tell Us About It Book Club – Tuesdays: April 13th. May 18th, 2021; 5:15pm-6:15pm on Zoom. For teens in 6th – 8th grade. Welcome to the no-pressure book club! We’re not going to ask you to read another book. Instead join a group of readers to talk about what you’re already reading. Come prepared to talk about at least one book, whether you liked it or not. You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.
Star Wars Trivia – Tuesday, May 04, 2021; 6:30pm-7:30pm on Zoom. For teens in 6th – 12th grade. May the 4th be with you! Let’s test your knowledge and see who knows their Star Wars! Play amongst friends and a special guest.You will need a laptop or iPad to access the Zoom app and a smartphone with the Kahoot app downloaded.