By MILFORD LIBRARY STAFF
MILFORD — Milford Public Library will be hosting various activities during the next week.
Story Walk Added to Summer Reading Program
Beginning Monday, June 13, everyone is invited to participate in our first ever Story Walk. Since our Summer Reading themes are all about exercise and being healthy, we decided having a Story Walk would be an excellent activity to offer Milford families this summer.
The Story Walk consists of yard signs with book pages on them placed beside the sidewalk around the library block. People should start reading and walking the Story Walk on the corner of Main Street and Catherine. On each side of the yard sign, you will find a page from the book you are reading as you walk around the block. All the pages of the book are numbered to keep things easy.
After you complete the Story Walk and if you are participating in the Summer Reading Program, come in to the library to get an hour’s credit of reading time on your sheet. You only get one hour credit, even if you and your family take the Story Walk five times.
The first story is Eric Carle’s “From Head to Toe.” All readers are encouraged to do the actions along with the animals and children in the story. From Head to Toe will be available until July 8 and a second story will be put out July 11 and be available until August 5. We hope every family in Milford takes time this summer to enjoy the Story Walk. Thank you to all our block neighbors who allowed the library to place signs in their yards.
We would like to thank some special people for their help. Thank you to Jerry Wall for refinishing our teakwood benches and picnic table for us. They look fantastic! Thank you to Mark Baumgartner for putting our basketball arcade game together for Milford Fest. Thanks go to Mark Baumgartner and Clay Brooks for putting down new mulch around the library building. Thank you to Dean Cousins for making the book display riser for displaying new books in the Adult Department. Margaret Cousins did a great job weeding our flower beds. We appreciate your time and skills!
Library Program lets you “check-out” state parks
In 2016, Hoosiers can visit state parks free by checking out an entrance pass from a public library. Every public library in Indiana has a pass available to their patrons to use. The State Park Centennial Annual Pass Check-Out Program is a partnership between Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and parks.
Milford Public Library has one State Park Pass available for check out. The pass provides access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. The pass will only be available for 2016. The pass is checked out on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be placed on hold. Check out time is one week.
“We hope many families in the Milford Community take advantage of the State Park Pass and discover a park for the first time, or make a return visit to a favorite park,” said Julie Frew, Director of the Milford Public Library. The library has information on where the pass can be used and will have 2016 Indiana Recreation Guides available to anyone checking out the pass.
This program is one way Indiana State Parks is celebrating its centennial anniversary. The Indiana State Parks system was a gift to the people of Indiana in 1916 in celebration of the state’s centennial. You can read more about activities that are part of the State Parks Centennial Celebration at INStateParks100.com.
The Indiana State Library helped pay for the parks pass program. Call 658-4312 for more information about the state park pass.
Professor Steve Presents “The Science of Basketball Show”
Have you ever wondered how your hand and eye coordination work in the game of basketball? Join us at the Milford Community Building for The Science of Basketball Show presented by Professor Steve on Thursday, June 23 at 2pm. Let Professor Steve dazzle your kids with basketball-related experiments and demonstrations as we look at the game from a scientific viewpoint. Principles of air-pressure, combustion, energy and biology will be explored, combined with sports principles such as teamwork, following directions and listening to the coach! See you on June 23 for the Science of Basketball.
Family Summer Story Time: Move It, Move It, Move It
Join us this week on Friday, June 24 for Family Summer Story Time at 10am or 11am. Bring the whole family to listen to Guest Storyteller Carol Haab as she reads stories about moving around and being active. Listen to her read Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson and other great stories. After Carol finishes reading, get ready to make a craft and enjoy a snack. Don’t forget! This summer your family can earn up to 8 free books just by attending each of the family summer story times. Families may sign up at the Children’s circulation desk. See you on Friday, June 24 at 10am or 11am for stories about movement.