MILFORD — The Milford Public Library is offering a craft for adults and a virtual story time as part of its fall activities.
Milford Public Library spent the summer focusing on entertaining the children. It had a summer reading program, summer family story time, many virtual programs, the imagination station and summer packets. It got a lot of good feedback from parents and grandparents. The library is happy children had a good time, but now it’s time for some fun for the adults. The library has a take-home craft. In a $10 kit, participants will receive two pre-cut wooden leaves that can be painted, or scrap-book paper is included that can be sealed with Mod Podge for a one-of-a-kind decoration for this fall season.
Virtual Fall Story Time
The library is excited for the fall season. The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down and preschool fall story time is starting! The staff members are ready to read to children ages 3-6, have a snack and work on a craft with children. Please join on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. To join the fun, please use Zoom meeting number 978 5689 5506. Parents can pick up craft and snack packets in the children’s department prior to story time. There is still time to sign up.
Revisit the ’80s
The library has had a challenge finding new DVDs to add to its collection this year. Since COVID-19, all movie production stopped and movie theaters closed. The library orders new movies every month so it decided to revisit some of the older movies available, but not in its collection. For September, it added several 1980s favorites!! How long has it been since patrons have watched “Can’t Buy Me Love” with Patrick Dempsey (1987) or “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” starring Bette Midler and Nick Nolte (1986)? “Coming to America” with Eddie Murphy and “The Breakfast Club” (1985) are other ’80s favorites the library has purchased recently. Other available titles include: “Pretty in Pink” (1986) or “Sixteen Candles” (1984) starring Molly Ringwald; “The Princess Bride” (1987) with Robin Wright and Cary Elwes; “Labyrinth” (1986) starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly; “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) with Harrison Ford; “Caddyshack” (1980) with Chevy Chase; “Raging Bull” (1980) starring Robert De Niro; and “Risky Business” (1983) with Tom Cruise. Come in and browse or call the library to reserve a movie. The library is happy to bring movies to patrons’ cars if they prefer not to enter the library. The library is open regular hours: Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Books Arriving
For several months this year, things were pretty much at a stand-still. The library was unable to order any new books because of the stay-at-home order. It started ordering new books as soon as it could. Delivery was hit or miss for a few months, but the library is starting to receive new books again. Many authors have new titles available now, including James Patterson, John Sandford, Stuart Woods, Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts. New audiobooks, current and holiday magazines are lining the library’s shelves. The teen and children’s departments also have lots of new books to choose from. Getting a library card is easy. Patrons should bring a photo ID with them when they register. If they live in Van Buren or East Jefferson townships or if they are a student, teacher or staff member of Wawasee Community School Corp., they are eligible for a library card.