The Education Resource Center (ERC) at Middle Country Public Library offers support and enrichment for Middle Country residents, educators, and homeschooling families with children age 5 and older 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.
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.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Saturday, November 27, 2021; 11:00am-12:00pm at Selden. For families with children 3 years old and up. Plaza Theatrical Productions will be here to perform “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
Cat Kid Trivia – Tuesday, December 7, 2021; 4:30pm-5:15pm at Selden. For children in 1st – 5th grade. Impress Ms Caroline with your knowledge of Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey!
I Survived! Trivia – Tuesday, October 19, 2021; 4:15pm-5:00pm at Selden. For children in 4th – 6th grade. Let’s talk about “I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake 1906” and “I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916”, then play a trivia game to see how well you know the books.
Anansi Storycraft – Thursday, October 14, 2021; 5:00pm-5:45pm at Centereach. For children in K – 2nd grade. We will learn about and read “Anansi the Spider” folktales and create a spider-related craft.
Folk Art Painting – Thursday, November 18, 2021; 5:30pm-6:30pm at Centereach. For children in 3rd – 5th grade. Learn about folk art paiting and create your own piece using marker and watercolor techniques.
MC Reads: Teen Writers – Tuesday, October 12, 2021; 4:30pm-5:30pm at Selden. For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Author Leah Weiss will run a workshop for teen writers.
Tell Us About It Book Club – Tuesdays: October 19, November 16 and December 21, 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. Please visit the program calendar via the library’s website to access the Zoom link.
Folk Art Painting – Thursday, November 18, 2021; 7:00pm-8:00pm at Centereach. For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Learn about folk art painting and create your own piece using marker and watercolor techniques.