Middletown Public Library would love to hear your stories about your library experiences. Maybe the library changed your life somehow. A librarian made an impression on you. So many ways that the library has impacted your life, or your families life.
Our Middletown Library feels like home. The workers are as passionate about reading as the patrons are. They’ve always gone above and beyond to help find books, provide a charming children’s area and nooks for adults to read and study in. Thank you! -Erin Mangold
Over the last 20 years, I have brought 6 families of children through the doors of the Middletown Public Library! They have ‘hiked’ and picnicked the garden path….played the garden scavenger hunts…bought books and games in the lobby…rolled pennies, dimes and quarters down the funnel…chosen movies….played in the children’s wing….and participated in Summer Book Reading!
Whenever they visited our farm, the Library was always a requested activity and destination. They loved checking out their ‘3 books and 1 movie’ with Grandma’s library card. And when one granddaughter took a beloved library movie home to another state, our librarian did not charge the late fee, even though it took me several weeks to get the movie back!
There are always beautiful fresh flowers to smell and admire…new book arrivals to pore over.. a friendly smile…and a cozy window seat for reading and relaxing.
I can’t wait til the youngest of my grandchildren are old enough to take me back to the library! It’s been a while. I miss it! Along with Teresa, Sally, and the other librarians.
Thanks, all! You are a gift and an asset to our little community. Keep up the good work. -Diann Seelbach
When I was the children’s librarian in Middletown many years ago. A mother and her small daughter came into the back to pick out some books in the red dot section. The mom would pull out a book and the little girl would look at the front and sigh, and say “that’s not the one..” This went on for sometime thru several books. Finally exasperated the mother said ” I’m going to let you look for yourself, I’ll be back in a bit!” The little girl smiled at me, and continued to search. ” You are free to look yourself!” She looked up at me startled and said ” I’m not free, I’m four!” -Meg Powell