Public Library has partnered with the Allstate Foundation since 2006 around the
theme of Readiness Begins With Me™,
initially to establish the Catastrophe Readiness Clearinghouse and website,
with the mission of empowering individuals by providing information that leads
to positive action in advance of a catastrophe.
Readiness Series broadens the scope of the theme Readiness Begins With Me™, creating a year-long calendar of events
sponsored by the Allstate Foundation and held at Middle Country Public Library
– focusing on issues such as catastrophe readiness, teen safe driving, and
financial empowerment for victims of domestic violence and others.
About the Middle Country Public Library
Middle Country Public Library (Centereach, NY)
has been recognized at the local, state and national level for its development
of innovative services to families, children, teens and adults, as well as collaborative
partnerships with businesses and the health and human service community. Located in the geographic center of Long Island
, the Library serves as a community center for
its 60,000 local residents and is also home to several regional and national initiatives
that extend its influence regionally and nationally. Middle Country Public Library is the national
model for the Family Place Libraries project.
Its regional initiatives include the 2-1-1 Long Island Database and the
Center. All three of these initiatives demonstrate
MCPL’s leadership and organizational capacity and will be utilized to extend
the Allstate Readiness Series’
information and programming efforts to small businesses, families, teens and
About The Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Foundation is an
independent, charitable organization made possible by the Allstate Corporation.
Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote
"safe and vital communities"; "tolerance, inclusion, and
diversity"; and "economic empowerment". The Allstate
Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in
families achieve their American dream.