The Middlesex Public Library and the Middlesex Borough Shade Tree Commission are teaming up to bring the community an Arbor Day Event!

The Shade Tree Commission will show residents how to better care for their trees, be available to answer questions about trees and identify trees based on photos or twig and leaf samples!

The National Arbor Day Association will be providing residents with FREE SAPLINGS to plant on their property!

Please come out and celebrate Arbor Day
at the Middlesex Public Library!

Event will be held in the Community Room
Saturday, April 27, 2019

No registration required.


The Maker's Nest OPENS on April 2!

We are thrilled to announce that our new, state of the art Makerspace, The Maker's Nest, will open on April 2!

We currently have three sessions of open Maker Hours that staff will be available in order to supervise, however, please note that open Maker hours can be cancelled at any time due to staffing availability.

Currently the hours are:
Tuesdays 2pm-4p m
Thursdays 6pm-8pm
Fridays 10am-12pm

A limited number of appointments may be taken outside of these hours. There will be a limit per day on how many appointments outside of open Maker Hours that we accept.

To make an appointment, please email
Emailing does NOT guarantee you an appointment; you MUST receive a confirmation email from staff.

Check back often, as we plan to add more hours! Also, if you'd like to volunteer to help us staff The Maker's Nest, we would love to have you!

Please view our Makerspace policy here, as using The Maker's Nest requires you to adhere to this policy as well as sign a waiver.

We look forward to all of our problem solvers, inventors, and creators to come visit The Maker's Nest - ALL ages are welcome!


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Our hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays have changed. We are now open 11am - 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Monday & Wednesday 11am - 8pm
Tuesday & Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
10am - 2pm


Fine increase

Effective September 1, 2018, books, audio books, and magazines will be charged $0.20 per item per day late.


Library Electronic Resources!

Check out some of our new resources, available to you right from your home computer, tablet, or smartphone!

eBooks & Audiobooks



How to download eBooks to Kindle

How to download eBooks to a Computer

How to download eBooks to a Nook or eReader

How to download eBooks to a smartphone or tablet

Digital magazines

How to use Zinio
Digital content -
movies, TV shows, etc.

How to use Hoopla
Databases of scholarly research articles JerseyClicks

Jerseyclicks offers access to a variety of research and information databases. Library card is required to login and use the resources on Jerseyclicks.




Please Note:  Effective immediately, if you paid for lost materials, there will be no future refund given by the Middlesex Public Library should the materials be located at a later date.  Also, no replacement purchase of lost materials will be accepted in lieu of payment to the library for lost materials.

Public Notary Now Available!

The Library provides limited notary services on Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Please call the Library at 732-356-6602 before your visit to ensure that a notary is available to perform the service.

Please click here to read our Public Notary Policy for full guidelines on this service.

Middlesex Friends of the Library

Please visit the Middlesex Friends of the Library webpage for upcoming events and information!


Ongoing Library Programs

Connections Discussion Group

The Connections Discussion Group seeks to explore the many various ways that individuals and social groups come together and find common grounds in the daily routines of their everyday lives. Call the Circulation Desk to sign up!

Adult Line Dancing Group

Come on in - no boots required! Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Community Room. Learn new line dances, enjoy the company, and get a workout in!

Young at Heart

A fun group for those adults who are still...young at heart! We enjoy playing games like Bingo, Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Password, etc. We also keep our minds sharp with crossword puzzles, word games, and word searches! And, of course, we enjoy our coffee, cake, and conversation! Call the Circulation Desk for meeting times and more information.

Quilt Making

The Heritage Quilters meet monthly. All are welcome. Come to have fun and participate in several ongoing charity projects. Registration or sign up is not required. Contact the Circulation Desk for more details.

ESL Conversation Group

The ESL Conversation Group meets weekly, and has two levels:

Intermediate: Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AND Thursday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beginner: Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm

Please see the Circulation Desk for more information.

American History & Basics of American Citizenship Workshop

This course will introduce you to American History and prepare you to take and PASS the U.S. Citizenship interview and test!

Tuesday nights from 6PM - 8PM

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May - To be determined
June 4, 11, 18, 25

Please see the Circulation Desk for more information.

Holiday Library Closings

Board Meetings

The Middlesex Public Library Board meetings will be held at the Community Room of the library (1300 Mountain Avenue , Middlesex , NJ 08846 Tel: 732-356-6602) from 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of the month (exceptions for July and September).   There may be a closed session at each meeting to discuss matters related to collective bargaining, staffing and personnel.   


2019 Meeting Dates:
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 29, August - No Meeting, September 9, October 21, November 18, December 9.

Copies of Board meeting minutes are available by request. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Please click here for the Library's Access to Public Records Policy.

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