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    MON-FRI: 9:30AM-8:30PM

    SAT: 9:30AM-5:00PM

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    235 Main Street
    Center Moriches, NY 11934

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Promoting Reading in Our Community

Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention on the library; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; to lend legislative support where needed; and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.

What We Do

Quality library service is important to our community. The Friends of the Center Moriches Free Public Library Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable group of civic-minded neighbors formed to support the Center Moriches Library. FOL has provided many needed items for the library and conducted numerous library and community programs.

Volunteers Needed!
The FOL Action Committee is full of new ideas while enhancing our tried and true programs.  We really could use some extra hands with many of our programs.  In particular, Donated Books: If you are familiar with the processing and selling used books online through Amazon, eBay, or an online buying site.  Bus Trips: We need people to assist in organizing our bus trips.  Most trips are one day, some are overnight excursions.  Fundraising: Have some good fundraising ideas and skills?  Funds are needed for the many items we provide to the library and in support of our Scholarship Program.  Please contact us!

Although some of our programs had to be cancelled this year, including the FOL bus trips, we still celebrated 2020 Friends of the Library Week with candle holder making and pumpkin painting for children, teens and adults. FOL also assisted the library on shredding day and collected non‐perishable
food items for local food pantries. Programs already in place continued when permitted, such as, refreshments for Teen Movie Night, the Knitting Circle, support of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, Monday afternoon games, Poetry and Prose, planting and maintaining the various plants and
flowers in the library’s west garden, holiday gifts to library staff, and our outreach programs: Library at the Laundromat and the Little Free Library at Kaler’s Pond. Although our two planned book sales were cancelled, FOL held three outside pop-up sales which were very successful. We are also proud to report that our very first Scholarship program yielded two special seniors receiving awards.

We look forward to 2021 with great anticipation of a safer and healthier year ahead for the library and its patrons. Please watch for all our program announcements on this website and in the Center Moriches Library Newsletters throughout the year.