Summer Reading Kick-Off
It’s here! The Summer Reading Program Kick-Off is on Wednesday, June 4! This year’s themes are Fizz, Boom, Read for preschool through fifth grade and Spark a Reaction for students going in to 6th grade through 12th grade.
Come to the Milford Community Building at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, for the show! We will have magician Steve Belliveau present his “Getting Excited About Science” program. All ages are welcome! After the program, feel free to head on over to the library and get signed up for the reading program. Start reading and start earning those prizes. Learn about events going on all summer!
Ask for a summer reading brochure at either circulation desk. This brochure contains all the information you need about the summer reading program. We hope to see you at the kick-off and at the library before or after the program. Let’s have a book reading, science-filled, fun summer!
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library will meet on at 1 p.m Tuesday, June 3, in the meeting room. The next meeting will be in the fall. Hope to see you there.
Family Summer Story time: Color/Light
Join us for the first Family Summer Story time at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6. Come join Carol Haab as she reads stories about Color and Light. Listen to Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stoll Walsh and other fantastic stories. After Carol finishes reading, she will have a neat craft and a snack for you to enjoy. Come and listen to stories and learn about science at the same time! Don’t forget, this summer your family can earn up to eight free books just by attending each of the summer story times. We have a sign up at the Children’s circulation desk. See you on Friday, June 6, for stories about Color and Light!
International Big Library Read Program: June 3-18
We, Milford Public Library, will be taking part in the Library Read Program happening Tuesday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 18. During this time, patrons will be able to borrow and read the mystery eBook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book one of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson.
A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson is about a missing pedigree poodle named Beau who is the only lead in a potential murder case. As Melanie Travis investigates the case posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, she hounds Connecticut’s elite canine competitions in hope of discovering the truth. But as Melanie soon discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog world, the instinct for survival – and winning – can prove fatal. Check out the book to find out what happens to Melanie as she investigates the case.
Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons will be able to borrow A Pedigree to Die For using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices without worrying about wait lists or holds. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period (Wednesday, June 18), and best of all there are no late fees!
The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and Kensington Publishing Corp., publisher of Laurien Berenson’s unusual and fascinating mystery. To borrow the eBook version of A Pedigree to Die For as part of the Big Library Read, patrons can visit http://cidc.lib.overdrive.com.
We Need Your Help!
This summer, a lot of our crafts will involve the use of water bottles. We are asking you to help us out and collect those extra empty water bottles that you may have around. Any size of water bottle will work for the projects. Our goal is to collect 180 water bottles. If you have any water bottles you want to donate, just drop them by the Children’s circulation desk.