The Milford Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. We will reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Enjoy a fun and safe Labor Day.
Fall is quickly approaching – and with it, sweater knitting season. The afternoon knitting club meets every other Friday at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting of the knitters will be on Sept. 7. The evening knitting club meets once month on the second Thursday. Their next meeting will be on Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. Enjoy the company of the group while knitting your next project.
The Mailbox Magazine
The library has The Mailbox Magazine for Preschoolers available in the Children’s department. For more than 30 years, teachers have trusted The MAILBOX to deliver grade-specific ideas and activities to help their students succeed. There are back issues also available for check out.
Joan Younce from Kosciusko County Extension office will present the next nutrition program on Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. She will be presenting, “Farmer’s Market Meals.” There will be samples of delicious new recipesand a chance to win door prizes for those who attend. A sign-up sheet will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the adult circulation desk.
If scrapbooking is your passion, join the scrapbooking club on Sept. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Watch for information on the location of this meeting. Bring your supplies and share your scrapbooking passion with the group.
Preschool Story Time
Preschool Story Time is quickly approaching. Miss Tina and Miss Julie will begin sign-up at the children’s desk on Sept. 10. All children ages 3 years to 6 years are invited to join us for this entertaining and educational program, including stories, crafts and snacks. Preschool Story Time will be on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. starting Sept. 26 or Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. starting Sept 27. Call 574-658-4312 for more details.
There will be an upgrade to Evergreen 2.2 beginning Sept. 14 and ending sometime Sept. 17. According to the Indiana State Library, upgrading software is a best practice that takes into account the latest and most effective security settings, increased functionality, and the most current version of the system. With this in mind, we and Evergreen Indiana will be upgrading to Evergreen 2.2.
During the upgrade, you can check-out materials, but you cannot check-out items on the hold shelf or pay fines and fees. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience and look forward to providing you an improved Evergreen Indiana experience.
Teen Video Now Available
This year some of the teens who participated in our Summer Reading Club also wanted to be a part of making a video, “Own the Night.” The teens met every week to practice two dances. We knew we were going to be zombies and the teens wanted a Zombie Prom theme, so that’s what we used.
Kayla Connett taught everyone the steps to the two dances, the most recognized zombie themed song, Thriller, by Michael Jackson and just for fun, The Hustle, by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. The video has been posted to our website. To view the video, go to www.milford.lib.in.us and click on the Teen box. Once in the Teen area, just click on the picture that says, “Click to view “Own the Night.” It takes 13.5 minutes to play and we all hope you will take the time to watch it. We are very proud of everyone’s hard work. We hope this will be the first of many videos we post to our website. Let us know what you think!
Grandparents Day Celebration
By Kaitlyn Arford
There is no one else in the world quite like a grandparent. They are the one person who can always be counted on to give a much needed bear hug, to sneak an extra cookie, and be there for every pageant and game. So on Grandparents Day, happening Sept. 9, kids should be sure to show their appreciation to these very special people.
The love of books is timeless, something both grandchildren and grandparents can enjoy. Kids can share this love by reading books to their grandparents. Some great books to read would be “Just Grandpa and Me,” by Mercer Mayer or “41 Uses for Grandma,” by Harriet Ziefert, both found in the children’s department.
Or perhaps create your own work instead of reading someone else’s. Kids can interview Grandma and Grandpa to learn more about their past and compile their responses into their very own book. Visit the library with your grandparents and check out the book, Hooray for Grandparent’s Day! by Nancy Carlson for more ideas on how to celebrate their special day!