MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following programs for children will be held at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown:


NEW! 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Middletown Library. The program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

Registration begins Jan 1st and there will be a kick-off event on January 27th.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and six years.


We treat each of our patients as part of the family at Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital. We offer top-quality surgical and dental treatments for cats and dogs. For the best pet care in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ, call us at (732) 291-4400. https://www.atlantichighlandsvet.com

NEW! Lapsit Storytime for infants (pre-walkers)

This program provides infants that are not yet walking with a first group experience in enjoying books, nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays. This program is for pre-walkers and includes time for play and caregiver socialization.

Gymboree  – Mon, 1/11 & Thurs, 1/21

Gymboree of Red Bank will be visiting MTPL to offer several classes. Two gym classes, one for toddlers who are walking-2 years old on 1/11 @ 10am, and one for ages 3-5 on 1/[email protected] 11am. 

And two art classes, one for ages 18 months-3 years on 1/21 @ 10am and one for ages 3-5 on 1/21 @ 10:45am.

Drop-in Programs

Enjoy some spontaneous fun, get help, practice a skill or make new friends in our drop-in programs throughout the month @ Middletown Township Public Library.  We offer Mother Goose, Simply Story Time, Kids Playgroup, “Just Chill” for 6-8 year olds, American Sign Language instruction, Math Tutoring, LEGO’s, Scrabble & Chess for Kids, TEEN Tutoring & Reading Buddies.   There’s always an art project to create or a puzzle to be solved in the Discovery Zone.  Visit mtpl.org for a detailed calendar of events.

Monthly Programs

Please visit mtpl.org for information on all of our regular monthly programming such as First Friday Freestyle Art, Math Starts, Read to a Dog, Magical Musical Me, Dress for Mess.  *Registration is required for these programs

Museum Passes At Middletown Public Library

Check out a museum pass just like you would a book!  We have passes for various area museums and gardens! Visit mtpl.orgfor the most current information about this exciting program!

Pre-registration required unless otherwise indicated; Visit mtpl.org or call 732-671-3700×340 for more details & a complete list of programming


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