MILFORD — The Milford Public Library has announced upcoming events as summer gets into full swing.
The library has announced that new books and movies are arriving every week and for patrons looking for a new recipes to try at a holiday picnic, possible culinary creations can be found among the many magazines the library offers.
There are also several cookbooks to choose from.
Make & Take Space Crafts
Make & Take Space Crafts will be available in the Children’s Department. There will be a different craft each day. This activity is for all ages. Free lunch will be served July 1 and July 3 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. No lunch will be served on July 4 and 5. The library will be closed for Independence Day July 4. There is no Family Story Time at the library on Friday, July 5. Look for a Pop-Up Story Time at Waubee Lake Park on July 5 in the afternoon. Ms. Haab will bring Story Time to the beach. Families are invited to sit and listen to some wonderful stories, in a shady spot. Children who listen to the stories will receive their choice of a free book to take home and add to their home library.
Library Welcomes New Staff
Trisha Zartman and Alyssa Beer have been welcomed in as new library staff. Zartman is the new part-time clerk in the adult and children’s departments. She has lived in Milford for 12 years with her husband, Travis and children, Brady, Katie and Andy. Beer will be working in the children’s department as a cataloguer/clerk. She is filling in for Shari Lambert. She grew up in Illinois and has lived in Indiana with her husband, Aaron, for two years.
The library’s summer helpers this year are Samantha Kolberg and Kayla Nyce. Kolberg has been a volunteer at the library for several years and is helping in the adult/teen departments. Nyce is working in the children’s department. This is her fourth summer working with the library.
Potawatomi Zoo Visits Library
Potawatomi Zoo brought their Zoo-to-You program to the Milford Library on June 26. A full house listened to the speaker talk about each of the four animals visiting the library while two zoo docents walked through the crowd so people could see the animals close up. Spadefoot frogs, a pancake tortoise, two Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs and a Three-Banded armadillo were the animals introduced to the group.
Everyone had a chance to ask questions about what the animals eat, where they live and how old they are. At the end of the program, everyone lined up to touch three of the animals. The frogs could not be handled because they absorb everything through their skin and we did not want to harm them. Everyone attending enjoyed meeting the animals and learning about them.
Week of July 8
Free lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the library’s meeting room July 8 through July 12. Monday, July 8, at 2 p.m., the library is showing a movie about a very special amusement park where the rides are operated by animals. This movie is rated PG and is 85 minutes long. It is an animated movie starring the voices of Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick and Mila Kunis.
The library staff is inviting patrons to join it for Space BINGO on Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m.
This event is for all ages. Participants can win prizes and have fun at the library, even bringing a friend and checking out some books and DVDs to enjoy during the week.
Afternoon Knitting Club
Afternoon Knitting Club meets in the teen area of the library on Thursday, July 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the group of new and experienced knitters, work on a project or get great ideas for a new one. Participants can meet other knitters and have a relaxing afternoon at the library. On Friday, July 12 at 10 or 11 a.m., Travis Blackburn will be the guest storyteller for Family Story Time.
The theme is planets. Each family earns a new book to add to their home library by staying for the whole story time. There will be a fun craft and delicious snack. On Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m., the library’s Teen Book Club will meet to discuss the book, “Scream Site,” by Justina Ireland. Interested patrons can bring a friend and enjoy the discussion and free refreshments.