Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Department: Special Collections
407 William Floyd Parkway
Shirley, New York 11967
Phone: 631-399-1511
Fax: 631-281-4442
Brad Shupe -

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library


The Community Library was established by the voters of the William Floyd School District in the summer of 1974. Our doors first opened to the public on June 14, 1975, located in two portable classrooms on the William Floyd School District property.
On June 1, 1977, the Library relocated to a storefront on William Floyd Parkway. On December 12, 1979, a bond issue was approved to build a permanent Library. That bond issue funded the current building, built on donated land and opened in March of 1982. In December of 1995, a 24,000 sq. ft. addition was dedicated, increasing the Community Library to 44,000 sq. ft. Approval for this expansion was given by the voters on October 19, 1992. Visit the Mastics–Moriches–Shirley Community Library website.

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council.


Hurricane Irene Collection

Photographs documenting Hurrican Irene in Mo

Hurricane Sandy Collection

Photographs of Hurricane Sandy in Mastic Beach, Mastic and Shirley, NY.

Ken Spooner Collection

Photographs, maps, and postcards documenting the history of Mastic Beach, NY.

Milton Price and Tomlin Art Co. Postcard Collection

Scenic postcards highlighting communities of Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.

MMSCL., Books and Documents

Documents pertaining to the history, significant locations, and events primarily within the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley communities.

MMSCL., Local History

Books, photographs, memoribilia, and other documents from the Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.

MMSCL., Maps

Historical maps from Mastic, Mastic Beach, Shirley, Brookhaven, and Moriches communities on Long Island

MMSCL., Oral Histories

Video presentations from residents who have lived in the tri-hamlet communities most of their lives.

MMSCL., Vertical Files

Newspaper articles, documents, and pamphlets from the The Virginia La Tassa Local History Room, at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.

Phillip Trypuc Collection

Photographs of local businesses, events and people during the 1950s in and around Shirley, NY.

Shirley News

Newsletters distributed by Shirley, Long Island, Inc.

Walter T. Shirley Collection

Photographs and meeting minutes from Shirley's real estate business.