By MILFORD LIBRARY STAFF
Make and Take Crafts
During the week of Christmas, the library will have crafts available for children of all ages. From Monday, Dec. 22 until Saturday, Dec. 27, we will have crafts you can make any time during the hours the library is open. Crafts will be available in the children’s department. On Monday, Dec. 22, we will be making snowman bookmarks. Tuesday, Dec. 23, will be pictures frames you can give to someone special. Friday, Dec. 26, we will be designing a cup with a straw for yourself or a family member. On Saturday, Dec. 27, make a sun catcher for your window. If you miss one of the crafts, stop by on a Saturday when all of the leftover crafts will be available.
During the last week of December, Evergreen will be updating to Evergreen 2.7. This update is large and you will notice changes when you access Evergreen. The website catalog will be getting a facelift. If you encounter any problems using evergreen or have any questions, the library staff will do their best to assist you. Do not hesitate to call with any questions you have at (574) 658-4312.
Healthy Holiday Desserts
Pumpkin pie, chocolate chip cookies, grandma’s cheese ball, egg nog…so good but not very healthy. Join us from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 in the meeting room for recipes and tips on how to make healthy holiday desserts. Purdue Extension Educator Stephanie Faroh will be presenting the program and providing sample recipes and nutritional information to take home. Originally scheduled for Monday, Nov. 24, this program was rescheduled due to a power outage. If you were signed up to attend that day, we will give you a reminder call the day of the program. Enter a drawing for door prizes when you come. Sign-up sheets are available at the adult circulation desk.
Tax Exempt Donation
Those of you looking to make tax exempt donations before filling your taxes, please consider making a donation to the Milford Public Library Endowment Fund. The fund was established to someday generate an extra source of income for the library’s operating fund. Our hope is that the library will be around for many years to come, providing needed and appreciated services to the community. Making a donation to the endowment will support the library in years to come. For more information call (574) 658-4312 and ask for Julie.
This year the library is trying to avoid rolling over fines into the next year. If you are aware you accrued a fine in 2014 or before, please be sure to pay it before Tuesday, Dec. 30. If you have a large fine due to lost material, give us a call at (574) 658-4312 and we will work out a payment plan for you. All fines collected are considered miscellaneous and help keep the tax rate down. Fines are not meant to be carried indefinitely on a patron card. Come in and pay your fine today.
The library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25. We will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26. Plan to check out lots of books and movies to enjoy over Christmas. If you need to return any books there are drop boxes at the south door entrance for your use. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Adult Reading Program
Anyone 18 years of age and older is encouraged to join our adult reading program beginning Friday, Jan. 2. This year’s theme is ‘Escape the Ordinary’. The sign-up sheet will be available Friday, Jan. 2 at the adult circulation desk. Last year, 73 adults participated in all the wintery fun. Let’s see if we can get at least 100 people to participate in the upcoming year. Escape into a great story. Program runs until Tuesday, March 31.