MILFORD — This week, the Milford Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer. National Library Week highlights the changing role and everlasting importance of libraries and librarians.
Elected officials, small business owners, students, and community members depend on Milford Public Library for the invaluable services we provide. At the Milford Public Library, we offer a digital consortium of materials, free downloadable music, thousands of books, and access to educational resources.
Milford Public Library also offers a service unavailable online: the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians help patrons use complex technology and sort through an overwhelming amount of information – a crucial task when access to reliable data is more important than ever.
Please bring your child to the library this April to experience all Milford Public Library has to offer. Those who live or own property in Van Buren or East Jefferson Townships are eligible for a Milford Public Library card. If you live in an unserved area, you might consider buying a non-resident library card. The fee for one year is $56. The library offers many services, access to computers, programming for all ages, and a safe environment.
PLAN TO ATTEND THE ROPE WARRIOR
David Fisher, also known as the Rope Warrior, will perform Friday, April 28 in the Wawasee High School Auditorium. Fisher will show off different jump rope tricks during the hour-long show. The Rope Warrior has been called the “World’s Best Rope Jumper” by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and holds two world records. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting promptly at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored in collaboration with local public and school libraries and school PTOs.
GO ON AN EASTER EGG HUNT AT STORY TIME
We’re going on an Easter egg hunt at Spring Story Time this week! Kids will learn about eggs through stories, crafts, and a snack. We’d love to see new faces, so even if your child hasn’t previously attended Story Time, plan to come in this week! Sessions are at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursday nights at 7 pm. This free activity lasts about 45 minutes. Register by calling (574) 658-4312 or sign up at the children’s circulation desk.
LEARN TO USE A CRICUT MACHINE AT ADULT CRAFT NIGHT
Join Angie Hernandez on Monday, April 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to learn how to operate a Cricut Air machine. Unlike other adult craft nights, this one is free! The Cricut can cut different designs on over 100 types of material. It’s a perfect skill to have for scrapbooking, card making, and other crafts! Sign up at the Adult Circulation Desk by Friday, April 7 at 6 p.m. to reserve a space.
TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER
Children can bring in one stuffed animal to a Teddy Bear Sleepover Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. The stuffed animals will spend the night in the library. Kids can pick up their stuffed animals between noon and 6 p.m. on Friday, April 14. This event is hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Kaitlyn Arford recommends reading Sophie Kinsella’s newest contemporary novel, My (Not So) Perfect Life, which follows Katie Brenner as she tries to carve out a sophisticated London lifestyle for herself. A series of mishaps combined with endearing characters and Kinsella’s signature upbeat tone makes this story a joy to read.