Middletown Township Public Library Renovation
The Middletown Township Public Library (MTPL) has unveiled plans for a renovation and redesign of its Reference Area, to begin in early 2024. The planned renovation incorporates suggestions from the public to include more comfortable seating space, additional private meeting and study space for the community, and enhanced history and reading rooms. Expansion of the Teen Room and a Makerspace are also included in the plans.
Why does the library need to be renovated?
The last time the library went through a major renovation was in 2004. Since then, the needs of the community have evolved and the library has a need to redesign some interior space. We are unable to build upwards or add on additions, so re-configuring some of the indoor space was the best solution. Instead of a computer lab that is no longer utilized as such, a larger teen space and a separate makerspace will be added. More seating around the reference area, as well as 4 new private study rooms will be installed. A larger History Room is also in the plans, which will provide much needed space to house our collection of Middletown Township and New Jersey history materials.
Will the library remain open during the renovation process?
The intention is to have the library remain open for the majority of the renovation. There will likely be days or times when the library will need to close due to the nature of the renovation work, but ample notice will be provided if and when that happens. The adult reference area will be closed off for a portion of the renovation, but we are working on providing alternative space within the library for patrons to study and utilize public computers.
When will the renovation begin?
It is set to begin January/February of 2024. It will be done in two phases and should take 4-6 months to complete.
How do I get my materials during the renovation?
The 24/7 Locker Pick-up will be available at all times. Regular hold requests and Front Door Pick-up will also be available.
How can I help?
There are many ways you can help MTPL during our renovation process:
- Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media for updates regarding our renovation and other library updates.
- Purchase a Friends of MTPL 50/50 raffle ticket at the circulation desk to support the redesign and renovation of Middletown Township Public Library. Raffle Tickets are $5 each and the winner will be selected on November 27th at 5:00p.m. Please note: This is a 50/50 cash raffle and the winner will receive 50 percent of the amount for all purchased tickets or rights to participate. Winner need not be present at the time of the drawing. *No substitutions of the offered prize may be made*
- Donate to the library here.
Have any questions?
Use the contact form below with any questions you have regarding the renovation.