By MALEA VANLANINGHAM
Milford Public Library
Fort Wayne Zoo Brings a Crowd to the Community Building
July 20, the Fort Wayne Zoo-mobile brought five animals from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for all to see. Kids and adults got to pet three of the five animals Emma, Fort Wayne Zoo educator, brought in. The three, touch-friendly animals Emma brought were two giant African millipedes named Pete and Millie, Thomas the Russian tortoise and Sherman the armadillo.
It was interesting to discover how the animals felt and learn other facts about them. We were unable to touch Tony the Tiger the salamander and Gray, the African gray parrot. Everyone had a great time and we had a full room with an attendance of 78 people. Thank you for coming everyone.
This week is our Summer Reading Program finale picnic. Don’t forget to read five hours to get a free hot dog lunch and treat. At 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, grab your ticket, a beach towel, sunscreen and a chair to sit on the beach. We will serve food under the pavilion and draw for prizes as well. Ronald McDonald will be making an appearance at 12:30pm. Come join us as we celebrate another successful summer.
Learn about the Summer Olympics at the Library
Beach volleyball, badminton, diving, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, and water polo are just a few of the summer sports taking place in Rio this August for the Summer Olympics. Aug. 5, is the opening ceremony. Come into the library and check out some books about some of the sports taking place this month.
In our collection we have, “The Handbook of Tennis,” by Paul Douglas, “Arthur Ashe: A Young Tennis Champion,” by Paul Mantell, “Swimming and Diving,” by Clive Gifford, “Triathlon by Bill Lund, Swim Bike Run,” by Wes Hobson and many more. To check out books that are not listed, take a look at our Olympics book display during the month of August as well. Come in to the library and check out some books about the Olympics.
National Read a Romance Month
August Is National Read a Romance Month. The library offers a wide variety of romance novels you can lose yourself in. Historical romance, romantic suspense and humorous romance are just some of the subgenres available. Browse our collection of books by Nicolas Sparks, Nora Roberts, Robyn Carr, Diana Palmer, E.L. James, Maya Banks, Jojo Moyes, Heather Graham and Claire Delacroix. Some of our new romance novels are: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts, After You by Jojo Moyes, The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery, What We Find by Robyn Carr, and many more. Come check out the display of romance books in the adult department and enjoy some reading time.
Have you tried Freegal? Milford Public Library patrons can use their library card number and pin and download free music. You can download up to five free songs every week – that’s 260 free songs a year. There are thousands of songs, ranging from today’s hits, classical music, rock, country, oldies and so much more. Try it out today, by clicking the link on the Milford Public Library homepage. Or, if you have questions, come in and ask. We’d love to help you download some sweet tunes.