By MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF
Milford Public Library activities for the week include:
Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday Dear You! Happy Birthday to You! Join Miss Malea this week for fall story time as we celebrate all of our birthdays!
Come at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 22 or at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 for stories about Birthdays! Listen to Miss Malea read “I am Invited to a Party” by Mo Willems and other stories about birthdays.
After listening to stories, everyone gets a cupcake to decorate with frosting and toppings. Decorate and eat your cupcake as you wear your party hat craft. Make sure to join us on Wednesday and Thursday. It’s not too late to register your 3-6 year old child to participate.
Call (574) 658-4312 or visit the children’s department to register. See you for Birthday fun on Wednesday or Thursday!
Quack, quack, quack! The theme for fall Lapsit is “Ducks!” Join us every Tuesday in October for Lapsit. Miss Malea will read “10 Little Rubber Ducks” by Eric Carle, “Duck Sock Hop” by Jane Kohuth, and “Duckie’s Ducklings” by Frances Barry. Get ready to sing songs and learn finger plays about Ducks!
Come at 10:45 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 for songs, finger plays and stories that will capture your infant’s attention.
After School Is Cool
Leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground. A nice fall breeze fills the air. Why not join Miss Malea Tuesday, Oct. 21 for After School is Cool where we will play outside games.
Meet Miss Malea in the meeting room and we will then head outside for some fall games. Afterwards, pop back in the library for a quick snack! Remember that each After School is Cool you attend earns you ten points. When you have 40 points, you can choose a paperback book to add to your home library. Bring your friends! Let’s enjoy fall together!
Wawasee Community School Corporation’s Fall Break is Thursday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 26. Make sure to spend some of your free time at the library. Stop in and browse all of the recent arrivals in the adult, teen and children’s departments. There are lots of great books to read.
We have enough Stephen King books to scare you every day in October. Other scary authors in the adult department are Dean Koontz and Anne Rice.
Teens would enjoy books by R. L. Stine, Barry Lyga and Rick Yancy.
The Children’s department has some wonderful Halloween stories, including, “Click, Clack, Boo!: a tricky treat” by Doreen Cronin or any Goosebumps title. Do you like Halloween movies? The library has many of the classic monster movies, like, “Frankenstein” with Boris Karloff, “Godzilla”, “King of the Monsters” from 1956 and “The Blob”, starring Steve McQueen.
Enjoy the lighter side of Halloween? Check out “Ghostbusters” or “Hocus Pocus”. If you are looking for fun costume ideas, decorating ideas, or yummy pumpkin recipes, ask any library staff member to help you find just the right book to help make the most of your holiday. We hope to see you over Fall Break!
Lights Out! Reading is Monsterous Fun!
Just one week until the monsters arrive! Light’s Out at the Library Program will be Friday, Oct. 31. This year’s theme is Reading is Monsterous Fun.
Get in your costume, come to the library, and see some of our favorite monster stories come to life. Light’s Out is fun for all ages, and kids in costumes leave the library with a treat.
See the best parts of some of your favorite stories come to life, like “I Loathe You”, by David Slonim and “There’s a Nightmare in my Closet”, by Mercer Mayer. We are looking for donations of regular size candy bars to hand out to children at the end of the program. If you would like to donate, drop off your donation at the adult circulation desk. While out Trick-or-Treating, be sure to plan on stopping at the library.
Friends of Library Book Sale
Do you have lots of books or magazines laying around the house, gathering dust? Why not donate them to the library for others to buy and read!
The Friends of the Library welcomes all your donations of books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and sheet music. Place the books in the box in the meeting room or call (574) 658-4219 to arrange a pickup of your books.
All of the proceeds will go directly to the library. The book sale is coming Nov. 14-15 accompanied with a bake sale! Look for more information on the book sale in future articles! You won’t want to miss all the great bargains you will find!