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    Center Moriches, NY 11934

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Promoting Reading in Our Community

Programs/Events

FOL Programs

Library Outreach Programs

Not every resident can frequent the library. FOL has two outreach programs that bring the library to the community. One is Library at the Laundromat. This program brings adult, teen, juvenile, and children’s books to an area laundromat. These books are circulated on a monthly basis. The second program is the Little Free Library at Kaler’s Pond. Since it has become very popular, we hope to place more stands throughout the neighborhood.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The program goal is to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Prizes are sponsored in part by FOL to those who reach this goal.

Teen Movie/Pizza Night

The Young Adult Department offers teens a chance to view a popular film and socialize while they enjoy pizza and popcorn supplied courtesy of FOL. See the Library’s current newsletter for date and monthly movie title.

Knitting Circle

This informal library program takes place on the first Monday of each month at 6pm. Knitters and crocheters of all levels come together to work on their creations, socialize and just have fun. Refreshments are supplied courtesy of FOL.

Landscaping

FOL plants and maintains the various plants and flowers in the library’s west garden. Helping hands are always welcome for Spring and Fall cleanup.

Poetry & Prose Roundtable

Come and join this informal gathering for anyone interested in writing or listening to poetry, first Saturday of the every month, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm. All are welcome!

Monday Afternoon at the Library

FOL sponsors games in the library’s Community Room each Monday, 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm. Enjoy a friendly game of Mah Jongg, Scrabble, cards and other table-top games along with great conversation.

Amazon Smile

Support the Friends of the Library every time you order on Amazon through Amazon Smile.  Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Friends of the Library.

All you need to do is go to Smile.Amazon.com from your desktop.  Then sign into your Amazon account.  Select “Friends of the Center Moriches Free Public Library” from the list of charitable organizations to receive donations.  And Start shopping!  These donations will go towards the Friends of the Library Scholarship Fund.

Special Events

Book Sale

The new Spring Book Sale is April 23 to 25, 2020.

  • Thursday, April 23: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday, April 24: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 25: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Bargains include: Fill a Friends of the LIbrary tote bag for $5, adult hardcover $1, adult paperbacks 50¢, DVD’s $1, CDs 50¢, pristine children’s hardcovers $1, children’s soft and hardcover 4 for $1, special collections and book groupings priced accordingly.

All proceeds from FOL book sales directly support the Center Moriches Free Public Library.  Funds raised go toward beneficail library programs, events, and enhancements to library equipment and provisions that greatly benefit the patrons, community, and staff.

If you weren’t able to come to the book sale or passed up a book or two that you wished you could have purchased, please visit our thrift shelves which are open year round.

The book sales are staffed entirely by volunteers from the FOL. Perhaps you might like to help by volunteering. Come join us anytime!

P.S. Look for our next book sale in September!

March Food Drive

FOL is having a FOOD DRIVE “Share What You CAN” throughout the month of March to support our local food pantries.  Please bring in canned and non-perishable foods which will be distributed to local food pantries.  You can put your donations in the food drive box located near the thrift shelves.  No glass please and all items must be within the use-by-expiration date.  Thank you for your generosity!

Friends of the Library Week

We had a great turnout for all our programs during FOL week (October 21 to 27). Bracelet making was on Monday and Wednesday. A total of 60 patrons took advantage of the classes. On Friday and Saturday, pumpkins were painted by 40 IGHL members, 75 children, and 20 young adults. It was so much fun and everyone did a great job! The Haunted Tea on Saturday was enjoyed by 42 patrons. We gave out a variety of tea bags in a Halloween bag as parting gifts, plus we raffled off the 10 donated plants that were the table decorations. On Sunday the concert given by The Traditions Musical Group was a great finale to FOL week. Even though the weather was uncooperative, we had a total of 48 patrons. The singing was great, the refreshments were enjoyed, and we concluded with raffles of Lotto tickets and floral arrangements. Friends of the Library Week was a huge success and a great way to say Thank You to the library patrons!! [photos]