The first organizational meeting of the Friends of the Middletown Public Library was held on January 28, 1980. The purpose of the Friends is to maintain an association of persons interested in literature and libraries; to focus attention on library service, facilities and need; to promote projects of the library; and to stimulate gifts of desirable collections, endowments and bequests; and to foster community support for the library.
The Friends of the Middletown Public Library was determined exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1984. The Friends have sponsored numerous fund raising activities for the library, including the creation and management of a used book store, and they have generously contributed their time and resources towards the betterment of Library services.
The Friends’ membership includes over 200 families, individuals, and businesses that support Library Services and the cultural enrichment of Middletown. The Friends’ Board meets monthly at the Library. The General Membership has the opportunity to meet at the Annual Dinner, through the bookstore, and other social and fund raising activities. The Friends’ Board meetings are held in the Library Meeting Room at 2:30PM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
The Bylaws of the Friends are available for download: Click here to view.
If you are interested in becoming a “Friend” please complete the membership form: Click here to download the form.
Donate the price of an item as a gift or a memorial. The item will be identified with a bookplate naming you as a donor. Click here to learn more.
President – Christine Leone
First Vice President, Programs – Lois Murray
Second Vice President, Ways and Means – Carolyn Redmond
Secretary – Brenda Rodrigues
Treasurer – Lisa Wardlow
Membership Chairperson – Dorrie Baernthaler
First Director – Evelyn Cherpak
Second Director – Mary Burke
Past President – Joanne Surgeon
Library Director – Theresa Coish