By MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF
MILFORD — Upcoming programs and events at Milford Public Library:
Closed for Fourth of July
We will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July. Enjoy the holiday! We will open again at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. If you need to return any items while we are closed, there are drop boxes on the south end of the building. Have a great Fourth of July.
LEGO Day at the Library
Bring your imagination and friends to the library from 10-5:30 p.m. July 6, for LEGO Day. We will have LEGOs on tables in the meeting room all day waiting for you to come in and get creative! All ages are welcome to come and join the fun! We will provide all the LEGO’s, just bring yourselves. See you on Wednesday, July 6, for LEGO Day!
Sticky Wall Fun
Have you ever been stuck to a wall and needed someone to come peel you off of it? You can experience what it must be like to be an insect on Thursday, July 7. The Interactive Sticky Wall will be in the yard of the North Central Indiana Housing Office, directly behind the library. Children participating in the Summer Reading Program who are six to 10 year olds can play on the wall from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Teens can experience the wall from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Put on a velcro suit and throw yourself at the velcro wall! Don’t stay home and be bored!
Family Summer Story Time: Hooray for Hoops!
Join us this week at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, for Family Summer Story Time. Bring the whole family to listen to Guest Storyteller Dorothy Haney as she reads stories about Basketball with her theme “Hooray for Hoops!” Listen to her read “J is for Jump Shot: A Basketball Alphabet” by Michael Ulmer and other great stories. After Dorothy finishes reading, you will make a craft and enjoy a snack. Get to practice your jump shot with our basketball arcade game. This summer your family can earn up to eight free books just by attending each of the family summer story times. Families may sign up at the Children’s circulation desk. See you either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Friday, July 8 for stories about basketball.
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 here.
The Indiana State Library helped pay for the parks pass program. Call 658-4312 for more information about the state park pass.