Middle Country Public Library
Middle Country Public Library (MCPL) serves as a dynamic community hub with comprehensive programs and services that meet the needs of local residents and, through grants and fund raising, provides leadership and training for libraries across Long Island and the nation. Since its inception in the mid-1950s, the library has been redefining the public library. Working in partnership with the business, social service, health, education, civic and philanthropic communities, Middle Country has evolved into a forward thinking organization, willing to learn about and adopt concepts from other industries, and then integrate them within the public library setting.
Over the years, the Library has drawn from business world models to develop entrepreneurial solutions to funding issues, while broadening the scope, reach, and definition of what a library can be. MCPL has created an immensely successful and flexible model of library service that is consumer driven and, through its willingness to partner with other organizations, has given rise to new and innovative service models. It is this entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that has helped MCPL grow from its humble beginnings in the 1950s to the Long Island institution it is today.
Annual Message and Budget Information
Budget Vote Results Yes: 333 No: 134 Mr. Ed McMullin was Re-Elected to the Board of Trustees Children’s Vote: The names of the frogs are: Butterfly, Frogalicious and Milly. Thank You For Your Support! This is a bittersweet moment for the Board, our library staff and the Middle Country community. Sandy Feinberg, the current library director, is [...]. | Read More >>
Help for the Hearing Impaired
Hearing Loop now available in Centereach The library is pleased to announce the availability of a Hearing Loop system in the Community Room in the Centereach building. The hearing loop transmits sound through an installed wire that “loops” around a portion of the room allowing patrons with hearing aids to pick up the signal. The [...]. | Read More >>
Motorola Solution Foundation Awards $20,000 to support Math Buddies
Motorola Solution Foundation Awards $20,000 to support the Jumpstart Science Initiative: Math Buddies, an innovative program that pairs teens with children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The goal of the program is to incorporate the ideals of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative into the learning process. Prior to serving as a Math [...]. | Read More >>
MCPL Librarian Authors
Congratulations to Luise Weiss, Sophia Serlis-McPhilips and Elizabeth Malafi on their newly published, groundbreaking volume, “Small Business and the Public Library.” The book explores business services offered by public libraries, some how-to information on providing services and the possibilities for successful community partnerships between libraries and small businesses. For further information concerning business, employment information [...]. | Read More >>