Friends of the Middletown Public Library to Host “Trash to Treasure” Sale

The Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library (Friends of MTPL) will host the First Annual “Trash To Treasure” Sale on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held in the community room of the Middletown Township Public Library, located at 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, New Jersey. The event is open to the public and will feature over 20 tables of eclectic merchandise, including attic treasures, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, clothing, art, novelty items, baked goods, and much more. Tables are available for $25 to Middletown residents and to cardholders of the library who would like to sell merchandise. Table fees will benefit the non-profit organization Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library.

Registration is available by visiting the reference desk of the library. There are a limited number of tables available, and registration must be completed with payment made by January 21. More information is available by calling the library at 732-671-3700 or by emailing Lori Anne Oliwa, president of the Friends of MTPL, at

The Friends of MTPL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the benefits offered by the Middletown Township Public Library and to generate funding for community programming, cultural activities, and educational initiatives not covered by the general budget. The motto of the organization is “Building Blocks For A Better Library.” Membership is very affordable and provides the opportunity to be a stakeholder in the success of the library. The organization also hosts special events and projects to benefit the diverse membership and constituencies that utilize the library. The organization has financially supported the popular Museum Pass Program in addition to a special project that has helped to construct and place ‘Little Free Libraries’ throughout the township in key locations like the Middletown Arts Center, Belford Ferry Terminal, Tonya Keller Community Center, Middletown Senior Center, Lincroft Village Green, and Middletown Town Hall, allowing greater access to popular reading material through these attractive book kiosks. “Little Free Libraries” work on the honor system and allow residents to borrow books at their leisure. The Friends of MTPL have also hosted several fundraisers including a business networking night, an art exhibit, a beer and chocolate tasting, a Ladies’ Night Out, and will also host a literacy event on March 2 to celebrate Read Across America Day and the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.

More information about the Friends of MTPL and the “Trash To Treasure” Sale is available by emailing Lori Anne Oliwa, president, at