Also ironic is the fact that the Township Committee allowed this branch and others to close after depleting the Middletown Library of its surplus funds and now they want the area residents to help pack them up. Next, the township will be asking for volunteers to fix the Bayshore building up so the Recreation and Health Department can move into it!
If you're so inclined to help out with the packing, at least this message gave you enough time to make arrangements to volunteer on Monday
Today and Monday: Volunteers needed to pack up Bayshore Branch books!
About 20 able-bodied people are needed to pack up the remaining books at the now closed Bayshore Branch on Main Street in Port Monmouth. Volunteers must be able to bend and pick up books that are shelved from about eye level to the floor, and pack them into boxes. Volunteers must be 14 or older. You do NOT need to make an appointment - just show up!
Library staff will be on hand to provide instruction and supervise. The hours needed are:
Friday, March 15 from 2 - 5 pm
Monday March 18, from 11 am - 5 pm.+
FYI: Already, teachers in the public schools in the bay area have chosen several thousands of books for their students. The remaining books will be going to storm-damaged libraries in NJ and to a national charitable organization that distributes books to needy children, through libraries and schools.
Middletown Library 732-671-3700 | http://www.mtpl.org/