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Promoting Reading in Our Community

Programs/Events

FOL Programs

Library Outreach Programs

Not every resident can frequent the library.   To get books to the community, FOL provides a number of outreach programs.   One is the Library at the Laundromat.  This program brings adult, teen, juvenile, and children’s books to an area laundromat.   We also sponsor two Little Free Libraries – one at Kalers Pond and the other at the Moriches Bay Recreation Facility on Frowein Road.  We hope to place more Little Free Libraries throughout the neighborhood in the future.  These books are circulated on a monthly basis.   Also, the newest additional to the Library is the Bicycle Book Mobile.  Run by the Library and sponsored by the FOL, this Bicycle Book Mobile will tour the community providing books and information about the Library.   Keep an eye out for it.

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

Little Free Library Dedication

The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Little Free Library at the Moriches Bay Recreation Facility on Frowein Road was held on June 11th.  FOL received a certificate of congratulations for the donation of the Little Free Library.  A wonderful day!

Pop-up Book Sale

The June 12 Pop-Up Sale was very successful and the weather was great!  Thank you to all those who came, gave donations and purchased books.  Watch for other Pop-Up Sales in the coming months.

All proceeds from FOL book sales directly support the Center Moriches Free Public Library.  They go towards 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!

Friends of the Library Week

Friends of the Library week starts October 16 through October 23, 2021.  There will be great programs planned throughout the week.  Watch for postings here and in the CM Newsletter as the time grows near.

Kicking off FOL week, we will be holding a food drive during the Library’s shredding event.  Please donate non-perishable food items which will then be distributed to local food pantries.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

2020 FOL Week Photos

2019 FOL week Photos