MILFORD — The Milford Public Library is happy to help students of any age prepare for school. Staff members are available to help students locate materials, understand digital services and more.
Students ages six and older attending Wawasee School Corporation or living in VanBuren/East Jefferson townships can get a free library card at the library. A library card gives students access to more than 100 Indiana Evergreen libraries as well as ebook and audiobook lending service OverDrive.
The extensive collection of accelerated reader books comes clearly marked with reading level and points, and the library is always willing to help even the most discerning reader find a book to enjoy.
Those preparing for higher education can consult the library’s practice test books for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, nursing school entrance, and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exams.
The newest version of these books requires a deposit that will be refunded when the book is returned. The library’s variety of books on scholarships, career selection, and college prep can help students figure out their next step.
Everyone can vote, once a day, from Aug. 6 to 31 for their choice of Lights Out at the Library theme. There are three different themes to choose from, and the theme with the most votes at the end of August is the theme the library will use for this year’s Lights Out at the Library on Oct.31. Voters can ask for a ball at the adult circulation desk and place the ball in the correct slot on the Plinko board to vote for their favorite theme. All ages can vote. The winning theme will be announced Sept. 5. Lights Out at the Library is the library’s most popular program of the year.
Knitters can learn a new skill with the Knitting Club from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. The members will teach anyone interested how to knit and crochet. Individuals are also welcome to stop by to work on a project. If participants can’t make it to this meeting, future meetings are always on the first and third Thursday each month. No library card or registration is needed.
Milford Public Library will be closed early at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, for a staff in-service. Please return materials in the drop boxes. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Patrons can stop by the Milford Public Library this August to check out hit movies and TV shows. DVDs “The Miracle Season” and “Stranger Things,” season two are currently available, and “Avengers: Infinity War” will be available starting Aug 14. “Life of the Party” and Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “The Beach House” will be released Aug. 7. “Deadpool 2,” “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,” and “The Walking Dead,” season eight will be on shelves Aug. 21.
Soundtracks to popular musicals “The Greatest Showman” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” are also now available. You can also listen to “Sparrow” by Ashley Monroe and “High As Hope” by Florence And The Machine.
Children may enjoy new DVDs featuring favorite characters like “Lego DC Superheroes,” “Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis,” “Tom and Jerry,” “Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse/Meet Sherlock Holmes” and “The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island.”
New fiction books are available such as “Avalanche: the Secret World Chronicles” by Mercedes Lackey, “Tailspin” by Sandra Brown, and “Safe and Sound” by Fern Michaels. Adults may also enjoy new adult fiction novels “Echoes in the Walls” by V.C. Andrews and “Swift Vengeance” by T. Jefferson Parker.
Thrilling reads for adults now available in large print include “Paradox” by Catherine Coulter, “Texas Ranger” by James Patterson, and “The Money Shot” by Stuart Woods.
New teen fiction titles include “The Last Magician” by Lisa Maxwell, “How to Make a Wish” by Ashley Herring Blake, “A Reaper at the Gates” by Sabaa Tahir, “The Heartbreakers” by Ali Novak, and “Waste of Space” by Gina Damico.
New board books in the children’s collection include “Psst! I Love You” by Marjorie Blain Parker, “Rocket’s Mighty Words” by Tad Hills, and “Just One More” by Jennifer Hansen Rolli. Graphic novels for children and youth include “DC Superhero Girls: Past Times at Superhero High” and “DC Superhero Girls: Date With Disaster” by Shea Fontana.