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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

Pop-up Book Sale

Due to COVID-19, the September in-library book sale was cancelled.  But we held pop up sales in July, August, and September outside in front of the library.  All books were 25¢ each.  It was a great success and we thank you for all who came and purchased a book or two.

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 2020

October 21, 2020 – The FOL-sponsored candle holder and charms class by Maryanne M was a big success with 52 patrons participating.

October 23, 2020 – Pumpkin Painting was also much fun with children, teens and adults participating. This year, 41 adult patrons joined in.

October 24, 2020 – FOL held a food drive on Shredding Day. Through your contributions, 20 boxes of greatly needed food were given to the local food banks, and $230 in monetary donations went towards the FOL scholarship fund. Also 6000 pounds of paper was shredded. A great day of generosity, thanks
to you!

2020 FOL Week Photos

2019 FOL week Photos