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  • 631-878-0940

    235 Main Street
    Center Moriches, NY 11934

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So Much to Explore! Discover Adventure at the Library.

The Children’s Room of the Center Moriches Library is a bustling hub of learning, play and activity. Our room is designed to include spaces for reading, playing, interacting and creating. Computers are available, along with centrally located seating for work and play. Our toddler play area features assorted imaginative toys, games and a play kitchen to explore and learn.

Below is a list of our myriad of amazing offerings.

  • Children get ready to read long before they start school. This is called early literacy. It is simply what children know about reading and writing before they can read or write. By reading aloud to your child, you can help them get ready to read! This is why we encourage you to enroll your child in our “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” Reading Initiative.

    Check out our 1KBK Book Packs while you are here! We have over 100 thematic book packs for your family to read and enjoy! Each pack counts as one checkout and are available only to Center Moriches Library card holders.

  • Looking to find out more about the birds in your back yard? Want to learn some magic? Or maybe you are going on a trip and need some games to play in the car. Visit the Children’s Room to take a look at all of our themed backpacks. There are many fun and educational subjects to choose from. Each backpack includes themed books and a variety of games, manipulatives, DVD’s along with other resources. Ask a Children’s Librarian or search the catalog for more information!

  • Ever want to start a book club with friends or family? Our Booktalks in a Bag supply you with everything you need to do just that. The bags include 10 copies of the book and a resource folder with games, discussion questions, puzzles, activities and more! If available, there is also a copy of the audiobook and the movie! Great for scouting groups!

    Check out a list of available titles.

  • The Children’s Room offers a variety of multi-session programs that alternate throughout the year. Additionally, single session special programs are also offered. A flyer is available in the Children’s Room with current offerings. Please ask a Children’s Librarian if you need additional help or view the program calendar or learn more about the programs.

  • Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for Elementary, Middle and High School.

  • September through May, Elementary School aged children may come to the Children’s Department to sign up for our winter reading program, The Super Reader Challenge! This program runs during the school year up until May. Each month, there is a different challenge sheet available. Complete each challenge and return to the library for some fun surprises! See a librarian for more information!

  • Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries. Enjoy our diverse catalog with new titles added every month.

    Kanopy Streaming Instructions

  • Kids Summer Reading Club Register beginning on Wednesday, June 26th!

    June 26th – August 17th (Last day to register is July 31st) All you’ll need for a summer of reading fun is your library card. Children from birth – entering Kindergarten can share books to receive a special prizes after listening to 10, 20 and 30 books! Older children entering grades 1st – 6th will read independently (or with help) and earn a special prize after reading for 4 hours, 8 hours and 12 hours. Reading Records must be recorded no later than Saturday, August 17th.

  • Launchpads are special tablets pre-loaded with content for kids designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface. Each age-specific tablet has a selection of games and activities in different subject areas with no download time and no need for WiFi. See a Children’s Librarian for more information or view a list of available Launchpads.

  • Meet Libby – your guide to reading happiness! Libby is the simplest way to start reading ebooks and audiobooks from your library, on any device. Get the app today! Or, use it in your web browser at

    Instructions by Device:


    Libby Instructions

    Overdrive Instructions for Computer

    Click here for Live-brary!

    Brought to you by your local library, and built with 💕 by OverDrive.
    Warm, personal, and easy to use, Libby is great for users of all ages!

    Read across devices

    All your loans, notes, bookmarks, and reading progress sync across your devices.

    Offline access

    Download ebooks and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.

    Listen in your car

    Enjoy audiobooks in your car through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a Bluetooth connection.

    Send to Kindle

    If you prefer reading on your Kindle, Libby can send your library books to it!

  • Did you know that we have so much more to offer you than just books? Come in and check out our Library of Things or view the list of available items.

  • Choosing a preschool or childcare center is a daunting task. The Childcare Council or Suffolk County is a great place to start. Please see our list to make the task a bit more manageable.

  • Endless opportunities for hands-on creativity and experimentation! Each kit contains all the tools and materials needed to experiment and create in many different subject areas. Kits stay in the library and you can use them inside the children’s department. Come to the Children’s Room to see all of the kits we have to offer.

  • This feature allows you to reserve and print passes from home. Museum passes may be reserved for the current or following month, subject to availability, and must be handled by an adult (18 years or older). Reserves can be taken online, at the Children’s Desk, or by phone.

    • Passes are limited to one pass per household per day.
    • The passes are available to CMFPL cardholders, 18 or older, in good standing (no fines, etc.)
    • Passes are for one day only; the date of the patron’s visit is pre-printed on the pass
    • There are no late fees or fines associated with Print on Demand passes
    • The Library reserves the right to monitor usage to ensure fair access for the greatest number of patrons

    Some passes are not Print-on-Demand eligible, and will require pickup/return at the Library.






    The library offers several discounted tickets to purchase in-person at the library and has also partnered with several other venues for online discount codes.




    Adventureland is Long Island’s Amusement Park since 1962 and offers rides, attractions, games, and more. A limited amount of discounted tickets are available and are $27.50. Tickets are valid June 1-September 29, 2024. Purchases can be made at the Circulation desk. Cash or credit card only, no refunds.




    The Gateway Playhouse 

    All tickets must be purchased online using a voucher specific code. Contact the Children’s Desk for more information at 631-878-0940 ext 4. Up to 10 discount tickets can be purchased with one voucher code. Limited quantity available for each performance. Please visit the Children’s Department to receive a discount code. While supplies last, check for availability.




    The Long Island Aquarium

    Spend a day out with the family and enjoy a wide variety of marine life at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Tickets are for general admission and do not expire. Limit of 5 per household and must have a valid adult Center Moriches Library card. Tickets are $27 each, cash or credit card only, no refunds. Purchases can be made at the Circulation desk.  



    Splish Splash

    Looking to cool off in style this summer? Look no further than Splish Splash, located in Calverton. Enjoy thrilling slides for the adrenaline junkies and a Lazy River for those looking to unwind. Discounted tickets cost $44.99 PER TICKET. To proceed with your purchase, please follow these simple steps:

    1.     Access the provided link here or scan the QR code
    2.     Enter promo code 24centermoriches
    3.     Select the desired number of tickets under “Corporate partner”
    4.     Click on “Continue” to proceed
    5.     Enjoy!

    Whale Watching with Viking Fleet

    Join CRESLI and the Viking Fleet in search of whales, dolphins, pelagic birds, and more on an educational whale watching tour out of beautiful Montauk! Boat sails 2 pm to 7 pm on Wednesdays & Sundays, and 10 am to 4 pm on Mondays & Fridays from June 30 through September 18. The cost of discount tickets is $50 for Adults and $25 for Children ages 5 to 12. Promotion is limited to 25 reduced tickets per date and subject to availability.

    See a member of our Children’s Department for ordering details and to get your promotion code! Please have your date(s) ready.


    Scan the QR code below for information about what to expect and what to bring when going on a whale watch.

    Wildlife Conservation Society 

    The Wildlife Conservation Society has a link to purchase discount tickets for the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, NY Aquarium, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo. Use the code word CMPL to access a 20% discount.




  • The Parent’s Collection has information on many different aspects of child development and parenting. Some topics include pregnancy, sleeping, healthy eating, adolescence, and sexuality. There are also picture book titles on topics such as death, illness, adoption and divorce. Looking for something specific? See a Children’s Librarian.

  • This online programmed language learning site offers free instruction in 164 languages, including American Sign Language, with nearly 10,000 instructional phrases. ESL (English as a Second Language) is available in 146 different home languages, with 20,000 instructional videos, including feature films with integrated drills and quizzes, and video phrases demonstrated by a native speaker. Learn online, either on your desktop computer or mobile device.


    With more than 60 multimedia units spanning 10 core areas of study, FreedomFlix offers students a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world. Engage even the most reluctant readers with this dynamic, interactive digital resource!

  • Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials. Created by teachers and precisely leveled, this high-quality, ready-to-use resource supports parents preparing kids for kindergarten readiness, home-school teachers and learners from Pre-K to grade 6, and young patrons who need extra skills practice.

  • Wonderbooks are print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids can press play to read along with their favorite books; or switch to learning mode for literacy learning and fun. There is also an audio jack for independent listening! Our Wonderbook collection is always growing! See a Children’s Librarian for more information or view the selection.

  • The Center Moriches Library maintains a collection of materials in many languages. The world languages collection includes books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and Launchpads. Languages include:

    • Chinese
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish