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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. 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.

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.

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.

Book Club

The FOL Book Club is an informal gathering of no more than 8-10 people. It is held in the library with the purpose  of discussing selected books and encouraging comfortable conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. If interested in  joining, fill out a card that is available by the Thrift Shelves and drop it in the FOL donation box.

Puzzle Swap

Covid has produced a new found love of puzzles. FOL has put together a way to swap those already configured  puzzles that you have done and swapping them for ones that are new to you. Bring them into the library and pick  another puzzle, then repeat that process when that is finished. You do not have to check them out either.

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 Sales

Mega Indoor Three-day Book Sale is scheduled for September 15, 16 and 17, 2022. More  information on this event will be highlighted through the summer months.

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! Photo

Friends of the Library Week

The 2021 FOL Week was such a great success! Starting with the Food Drive on October 16, it produced many food and monetary donations which were given to a number of our local food pantries. We can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity. The Haunted Tea made for a wonderful afternoon of fellowship, tea, sandwiches and scones. Pumpkin Painting was again met with great participation and, as always, a lot of fun! Watch for the 2022 FOL Week which begins October 15, 2022.

2021 FOL Week Photos

2020 FOL Week Photos

2019 FOL week Photos