Welcome to the Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library!


About Us

The Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library are a non-sectarian, politically neutral, nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. 

The purpose of the Friends shall be to focus public attention on the educational endeavors of the Library and to encourage charitable donations, gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library, thereby stimulating increased usage and enhancement of Library resources and services, and thus helping enrich the lives of the local community.

All Friends’ members have one thing in common- they love the Middletown Library! They are constantly seeking to support and extend the Library’s capacity through fundraising, advocacy, and stewardship. This may look like: 

  • Securing materials and resources that are beyond the command of the ordinary Library budget 
  • Informing the public of available resources
  • Gathering information and analysis of community needs
  • Planning and hosting educational, cultural, and community events
  • Contributing to special projects that enhance public enjoyment of the Library

 Click here to view the Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library’s Bylaws.


Interested in supporting the Library and giving back to the Middletown community? Join the Friends of the MTPL! The Friends are always inviting and accepting new members. The Friends welcome new ideas and feedback and encourage active participation and involvement. Membership in this organization shall be open to individuals, organizations, and businesses in agreement with its purposes. 

Annual Membership Categories:

Individual   $10$10
Household   $25
Senior (65+)/Teen (13-17)$5



*Sponsored- a current member of the Friends may sponsor a member in any membership category. 

Click here to view the Friends of the MTPL membership application. Submit to the front desk or email to alindner@mtpl.org

2023 Meeting Schedule & Executive Board

The Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library will meet in person in the Library Community Room at 5:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month. The dates are as follows:

January 3rd

February 7th

March 7th

April 4th

May 2nd

June 6th

August 1st

September 5th

October 3rd

November 7th

December 5th

The Executive Board for the Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library for 2023 is as follows: 

Library Director: Heather Andolsen

Assistant: Ashley Lindner

President: Terry Ruane 

Vice President: Virginia Adair

Secretary: Jean Smith 

Treasurer: Tricia Curtin 


2023 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

January 3, 2023
Agenda Minutes

February 7, 2023
Agenda Minutes

March 7, 2023
Agenda — Minutes

April 4, 2023
Agenda — Minutes

May 2, 2023 
Agenda — Minutes

June 6, 2023
Agenda — Minutes

July 4, 2023 
No Meeting

August 1, 2023
Agenda — Minutes

September 5, 2023 
Agenda — Minutes

October 3, 2023
Agenda — Minutes

November 7, 2023
Agenda — Minutes

December 5, 2023
Agenda — Minutes

Upcoming Events

 Book Sales take place on the following Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-5pm in the Community Room:

February 17th & 18th 

May 19th & 20th 

August 18th & 19th 

November 17th & 18th  

Old Monmouth Chocolate Bars

$3.00 each sold at the Circulation Desk

Pure Milk Chocolate 
Pure Milk Chocolate with Caramel Filling
Pure Milk Chocolate with Rice Crisps
Pure Milk Chocolate with Roasted Almonds
Pure Dark Chocolate

Friends of the Library Tote Bags

$10.00 each sold at the Circulation Desk


Contact Us

The Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library want to hear from you! Please fill out the form below.

Friends of the MTPL Contact Form
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