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    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.

During this past year, FOL was super charged with activities and programs. Our three-day book sale in September was a huge success and the Thrift Shelves are always fully stocked and thoroughly enjoyed by all patrons. The Cloisters and Xavier on the Hudson bus trip also in September was fantastic. It was great food and a wonderful tour of The Cloisters. In October, FOL ran a number of events during Friends of the Library Week such as the Haunted LI presentation, a Haunted Tea, and Pumpkin Decorating for Children. We awarded three local seniors with scholarships; conducted two food drives; presented gifts to all library staff; refreshments for the Knitting Club; supported the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program as well as 100 Books Before Graduation for teens; purchased well needed computer furniture for the library; and maintained our three outreach programs – Free Little Libraries at Kaler’s Pond and Moriches Bay Recreation Center and Library at the Laundromat. The FOL Puzzle Shelf is overwhelming popular and the Book Club continues to thrive.

This year we hope to introduce some new programs, bus trips and continue our many tried and true programs. Watch for all of our program announcements on this website and in the Center Moriches Library Newsletters throughout the year. And please join us if you would like to become an active member of the FOL.

Look What’s Coming Up!

Welcome to February!  Some really fun days this month.  National Freedom Day-2/1, National Groundhog Day-2/2, National Carrot Cake Day-2/3, National Thank A Mail Carrier Day-2/4, National Girls And Women In Sports Day-2/7, National Pizza Day-2/9, National Make A Friend Day-2/11, National Pancake Day at IHOP-2/13, Valentine’s Day-2/14, National Random Acts of Kindness Day-2/17, President’s Day-2/19, National Love Your Pet Day-2/20, National Banana Bread Day-2/23, National Set A Good Example Day-2/26, National Tooth Fairy Day-2/28, and National Leap Day-2/29.

  • February Book Talk:  February 10, 12pm to 1pm.  Local author, Lauren E. Rico, will share readings from her latest book “Familia” and book signing to follow.  All are welcome but you must register.

  • March Food Drive:  FOL will be conducting their mega food drive supporting our local pantries and community.  Please donate non-perishable items during the whole month of March.  A food drive box will be provided in the library.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

  • Next FOL Action Committee Meetings: February 14 and March 13, both at 10am. Refreshments are served.  All are welcome! Please join us!

Contact us at any time with your questions, suggestions, or if you want to help. Contact us