These newly released titles will make individuals want to stay at home this holiday season. Straight No Chaser’s newest release, “I’ll Have Another…Christmas” and “Now That’s What I Call Music 60” hit the shelves this December. Drink some hot chocolate and watch country love stories “Love Finds You In Valentine” and “Love Finds You in Sugar Creek Christmas Eve.”
In Mary Higgins Clark’s newest novel, “The Sleeping Beauty Killer,” TV producer Laurie Moran works to exonerate an accused killer. “Sinner Man” by Lawrence Block and “Wired” by Julie Garwood will keep individuals on the edge of their seats.
Large print editions of “The Doll-Master” by Joyce Carol Oates, “Make Me Love You” by Johanna Lindsey, and “The Tumbling Turner Sisters” by Juliette Fay are now available as well.
Companion to “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Ransom Rigg’s “Tales of the Peculiar,” tells the stories of peculiars before they had a home. Teens are also sure to enjoy “Something In Between” by Melissa De La Cruz and “Whatever” by S.J. Goslee.
Children can add these new DVDs to their wintertime favorites: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel’s Winter Wonderland,” “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas“ and “Frosty the Snowman”. They’ll love listening to “My Little Pony: It’s a Pony Kind of Christmas,” and “Kidz Bop Christmas Wish List” while they wrap gifts and make holiday crafts. New books “Christmas for Greta and Gracie” by Yasmeen Ismail and “Stowaway in the Sleigh” by C. Roger Mader make for a delightful holiday treat.
The Milford Public Library’s board will meet at 5 p.m. Dec. 19, in the library meeting room. Any community resident is invited to attend. Board meeting minutes are available on the website’s “Contact Us” page.
Miss Shari is baking a candy cane cake Wednesday, Dec. 21. Individuals can have a free slice of cake. The library will have several cake pans ready to check out that are perfect for the holiday season. The cake pan collection is in the adult area of the library. Interested patrons can ask at the circulation desk upstairs and the library would be happy to help individuals find what they are looking for.
Come in and create an ornament from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, to decorate your Christmas tree or give as a gift. Decorate your own gift wrap and Christmas cookie from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23. On Friday, Dec. 23, stop by the library and decorate a sugar cookie and make beautiful wrapping paper. Hang out and play games before Christmas break ends at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. There will be games on the tables in the children’s and teen’s areas of the library. Adults are invited to come in and work on a jigsaw puzzle. Celebrate the New Year by creating your own New Year’s Day hat at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30. Craft and game days are free and open to the public.
FAMILY MOVIE DAYS AT THE LIBRARY
Make plans to bring your family to see our holiday family movies. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, we are showing a movie about a big, friendly giant, based on a popular children’s book by Roald Dahl. At 2 p.m Thursday, Dec. 29, the library’s movie is about what pets do after their owners leave the house for work or school. The library’s family movie day movies will be held in the library’s meeting room.
The Milford Public Library is closed for the holidays Dec. 24, 26 and 31. The library is closing to celebrate New Year’s Day Jan. 2. Patrons can always return materials to our drop box on days the library is closed or give them a call at (574) 658-4312 to renew materials.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Most of us think of all the things we have to be thankful for every day, but especially during the holiday season. If you count the Milford Public Library among the things you are thankful for, please consider making a donation before the end of the year. You could donate a new book or movie in memory of a loved one. You could make a donation to support our programming. You could become a member of the Friends of the Milford Public Library and volunteer your time to help the Library. If you are looking for a tax deduction, please consider making a donation to the Milford Public Library Endowment Fund. Established in 2009, the Library’s Endowment Fund is part of the long range plan for funding of the Library. We are hoping to grow our fund so we can generate revenue for our operating budget. Money you give today will help the library for years to come. If you would like more information about the Endowment Fund, call (574) 658-4312 and ask for Julie.
END OF THE YEAR
It’s that time of the year again. Time to wrap things up in 2016 and have a bright, shiny start in 2017. If you have accrued any fines during 2016 that have not been paid, please be sure to take care of them by Friday, Dec. 30. Even if you owe less that the 10 dollar maximum, the library’s policy is that all fines must be paid in the year they are accrued. Paying your fines really helps that library. By paying your overdue fines, you help keep our tax rate lower. If you have lost an item, please come in and find out replacement costs. The library has a limited budget for buying new materials and if lost items are not paid by the patron, the library has to buy a replacement copy. This limits the new materials that can be purchased.
If you are unable to pay what you owe in one payment, the library is happy to work with you on a payment plan that fits your budget. All of the materials in the library belong to the taxpayers of Van Buren and East Jefferson Township and we try to be good stewards of the funds we are given. Part of that is trying to recover overdue fines and fees for lost items. Stop by the library anytime and we will be happy to help you take care of your fines.
DIGITAL TITLES AVAILABLE ON OVERDRIVE DIGITAL CONSORTIUM
Anyone with a library card can check out books, audiobooks, and movies using Overdrive, the library’s digital consortium of materials. Overdrive offers thousands of bestsellers, including nonfiction and fiction titles, and collections for kids and teens. Titles checked out are automatically returned, so you don’t have to worry about possible late fees. You can check out titles and read them on Kindle, Apple, and Android devices, or in your Internet browser. You’ll need a pin number to use as a password, which you can get from the library. Overdrive recently updated their website, making it easier than ever to use. Stop in the library or call (574) 658-4312 with any questions.