By MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF
MILFORD — Milford Public Library will be hosting various activities during the next week:
Stress and Your Health Program
Everyone experiences stress in their lives. Learning how to deal with stress and minimize its effects on your health is very important for a better quality of life. Join us at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, for a free one hour program about stress, how it impacts your health, and ways to relax. The presentation will be in the library’s meeting room. Jackie Franks, MPH, Kosciusko County’s new Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator with Purdue University will be the presenter. If you would like to attend the program, there is a sign-up sheet at the adult circulation desk. We will be giving away some awesome door prizes. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this informative event.
To promote our cake pan collection, we have declared March 30, Cake Day. The library has more than 30 different cake pans that can be checked out for two weeks. If you have a special occasion coming up, or just want to make a beautiful cake, take a look at our collection in the adult department. Join us for a delicious piece of cake baked and decorated by Shari Lambert. Lambert will make a butterfly cake for spring. We will serve cake until it’s all gone, so plan to stop by and make your day sweeter.
Spring is here, time again for Lapsit Story Time. Lapsit Story Time is for children ages 0 to 36 months. Bring your little ones for four weeks of stories, songs and finger plays with Malea Johnson. Our theme this spring is April Showers. Lapsit begins at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. April 1 and continues every Friday until April 22. Sign-up in the children’s department at the children’s desk. If you have any questions, just give us a call at (574) 658-4312.
Spring Story Time
Spring Story Time begins next week. Our six-week session begins on Wednesday, April 6, for preschool children ages 3 to 6. Join us at 10:14 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays or at 7 p.m. Thursdays for stories, an activity and a snack. The themes this spring are, Fairytales with the Book Fairy, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head, Spring Chickens, Down on the Farm, and our Mother’s Day Tea Party. Julie Frew and Malea will share some great new children’s books and some old favorites. Reading to your children is so important. Each Story Time is about 45 minutes long and includes listening to stories, making a craft or playing games, and sharing a nutritious snack. Sign-up in the children’s department at the children’s desk.
Adult Winter Reading Program
There’s still time for you to sign up for our Adult Winter Reading Program, Exercise your Mind, Read. The program runs through March 31 For each book you read or audiobook you listen to, you can sign up to win a weekly prize from the library. See you at the library.
Book Bundles Available in Children’s Department
No time to browse the book shelves in search of some great books? Need several books on the same subject? Try checking out a Book Bundle. A Book Bundle is a black mesh bag with four or five books in it on the same subject. This makes it quick and easy to pick up books in a hurry. We have several bundles available: Spring, Mo Willems books, dinosaurs, princesses and dogs. Book Bundles check out for three weeks just like regular books and include picture books, easy readers, and easy nonfiction. Look for the Book Bundles display in the children’s room when you visit the library.
High Voltage Electricity Show
It’s almost time for our annual community program for all of Wawasee Community School Corporation. The past two years, we have had a fabulous laser show to promote local summer reading programs and to encourage all students to read for fun. This year’s program is Professor Steve’s High Voltage Electricity Show. The program will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Wawasee High School Gymnasium. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. so plan to come early for a great seat. Get ready to be dazzled with awesome demonstrations of electrical power. In this program, Professor Steve will explain the basics of electricity and amaze you with demonstrations of electrical devices like the tesla coil.
The program is fun for the whole family. Admission is free, with limited seating. This program is sponsored by the Milford Public Library, Syracuse Pubic Library, North Webster Community Library, Wawasee High School Library, Wawasee Middle School Library, Wawasee Middle School PTO, Syracuse Elementary PTO, North Webster Elementary PTO, and Milford School PTO. Take advantage of this opportunity for family fun and plan to attend.