Milford Public Library News

Miss Julie and Miss Tina are getting ready for story time beginning on Wednesday, Feb.  6, at Milford Public Library.

Miss Julie and Miss Tina are getting ready for story time beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Milford Public Library.

The Kosciusko Association for Female Enrichment Scholarship Fund Information Sheet and Application are now available at the Milford Public Library. This scholarship fund was created by the Kosciusko Association for Female Enrichment to provide tuition assistance for financially needy women of Kosciusko County.

The association is dedicated to the advancement of women both professionally and personally and recognizes the value of education beyond high school. Applications are available Feb. 1 through May 1. The deadline for submitting the application is May 1.

The Milford Public Library also has information on several other local scholarships. Ask for information at the adult circulation desk.

Plant a Seed….READ! Community Book Read
Plan to attend the Milford Public Library’s book discussion of My Antonia at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Light refreshments will be served.

The Community Book Read is for residents of Kosciusko County. This year’s book selection is My Antonia by Willa Cather. This beloved American classic is narrated by Jim Burden remembering his early years by writing about his friend, Antonia Shimerda, a Bohemian immigrant.

The story begins as the 10-year old orphan Jim travels by train from Virginia to his grandparent’s home in Nebraska. Cather explores themes of time, death, youth and friendship in the novel. Children grow and lose their innocence while the frontier becomes productive but fenced. The novel centers on childhood memories and friendships and the changes these friendships undergo from childhood through adulthood.

Free copies of My Antonia can be found in the bright yellow bin in the teen area of the Milford Public Library. Please take, read and enjoy the book. Return the book to the bin so someone else may read it. The books will be available until March. A free digital download of the book is available at You can download the book on to your e-book reader or computer. Readers may also read the entire book online.

Winter Preschool Story Time
Let’s get ready for winter Preschool Story Time. Story Time is at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. If you can’t make it on Wednesdays, come to Thursday nights Story Time at 7 p.m. All children ages 3-6 are invited to participate.

Miss Julie will read stories, do finger plays, make a craft and a snack at each story time. The theme for next week is Keeping Warm Inside.

Movie Day
The Milford Public Library will be showing a newly released movie about a teacher who turns into a boxer to raise money for his school 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Snacks will be provided. The Wawasee students are off school this day.

Library Closing
The library will be closing early at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 for staff in-service. The library will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Borrowed items may be returned to drop boxes located on the South side of building.

Tax Forms
Need a tax form? Come to the top of the stairs of the library and find many forms that you may need. Can’t find the right forms? See the clerk at the Adult Department for help.



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