Our Summer Reading Program has begun! The children’s department has been transformed into an ant colony so come underground and check us out!
Welcome to the Shire! Visit the Hobbit house formally known as the teen department. New books are arriving every day. Whatever you are looking for, the librarians are here to help you find that most important book. Earn prizes for reading your favorite stories. If teens read 5 hours by Saturday, July 22, they can enter a drawing to win a Kindle. Sign up today!
Special Events for Summer Reading Program
Story Time is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Story Time is not just for your children but for the entire family. This year we have been fortunate enough to receive some grant money from the DEKKO Foundation so that each family attending a story time will receive a new book to add to their home library. On Friday, June 14, Carol Haab will share stories about shapes. Don’t miss hearing Mouse Shapes, by Ellen Stoll Walsh. On Friday, June 21, Maureen Haab’s theme is colors. Have you heard the story about the White Rabbit? If you have not already done so, stop in at the Children’s department and sign up today.
Do you love dinosaurs? Come see the Incredible Dinosaur Show at the Milford Community Building on at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, sponsored by the Milford Public Library.
Sign up for this summer’s second food and fun day! This will be offered at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. Limited to first 25 (per session), so sign up soon. The theme for the day will be Dinosaurs! Come make paper plate dinosaurs and make dinosaur eggs and of course, a snack!
Computer Classes at MPL
A library volunteer will be available for one-on-one computer instructions this summer at MPL. Instruction will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday evenings and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoons. If interested, please call the Milford Public Library at 574-658-4312 to get on the schedule.
Whisper the Dog
Whisper the dog will return to the library this summer. Whisper is a Certified Therapy Dog. She is eight years old and has been visiting libraries for the past 2 years. She loves to be read to. She will be here from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Sign-up at the children’s desk for a 20 minute time to read to Whisper. One student per 20 minute slot.
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit…” So begins one of the most-loved stories of all time, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Come and celebrate the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27. There will be lots of food and drinks, games and music. Dress up like a Hobbit if you like. What is a Hobbit? They are a little people, about half our height, and smaller than bearded dwarves. Hobbits do not have beards, they are inclined to be fat in the stomach and they dress in bright colors (mostly green and yellow). They wear no shoes, because their feet have naturally leathery soles and thick warm brown hair, much like the stuff on their heads (which is curly). Hobbits have long brown fingers, good-natured faces and laugh deep fruity laughs. Hobbits love to eat and have several meals a day when they can get them. If you are a fan of the books, movies or just Hobbits in general, you don’t want to miss this event!