MILFORD — The following events will take place at the Milford Public Library:
CLOSED FOR JULY 4
The Milford Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July. Spend some time with your families and enjoy the day. The library will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Items can be returned through the drop boxes on the south end of the building.
BUILD A BETTER OBSTACLE COURSE
All ages are invited to meet in the library parking lot at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, to build the best obstacle course ever. Participants will then try to complete the course on a big tricycle. All building materials will be provided.
HOME SWEET HOME STORY TIME
Gisela Vore, Syracuse Public Library Children’s librarian, will read stories about Home, Sweet, Home during Family Story Time at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. July 7. Community members are welcome to attend this free program that includes a craft and a snack.
Family Story Time is offered Fridays during July at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each family attending Story Time this summer will get a free book.
TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS JULY 8
Teens entering grade 6 through 12 are welcome to attend the Teen Book Club meeting at 1 p.m. July 8. Teens are currently reading “Powerless” by Tera Lynn Childs, but don’t be afraid to stop by even if you haven’t read the book.
QUICK READS FOR THE SUMMER
Summer moves fast. That’s why these titles – at fewer than 150 pages – move as fast as you do. James Patterson’s Bookshots are thrillers that you can read in a few hours. Try out books like “113 Minutes,” “Little Black Dress,” “French Kiss,” and “$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal.” His novellas “Zoo 2″and “Cross Kill” tie into existing series.
Patterson also teamed up with romance authors to publish “Learning to Ride” by Erin Knightley and “The McCullagh Inn in Maine” by Jen McLaughlin. His “Kill or Be Killed” collection of Bookshots is available in the fiction section.
Try out the Day of Disaster series where a teens try to survive catastrophes. Individuals navigate through an earthquake in the series’ first book, “Aftershock,” by Vanessa Acton. Acton also writes “Vortex,” where a family tries to survive a tornado. In Kristin Johnson’s “Wall of Water,” a family fights through a natural disaster in Hawaii.
Teens who love otherworldly adventures will love the Midnight series as teens try to survive unexplainable things. Other titles in the series are “Truth or Dare” by K.R. Coleman and “The Witching Hour” by J. Fallenstein.
In “The Underdogs” by Evan Jacobs, Jasmine Le proves that girls can play football just as well as guys do. Also check out “Summer Camp” by Brianna Cerkiewicz and “Grand Slam” by Evan Jacobs.
Lovers of Amish romance will love Wanda Brunstetter’s “The Amish Millionaire” serial novel series. The six books in the series are under 150 pages, making them easy and quick reads for the summer.