MILFORD — In honor of Children’s Book Week, Milford Public Library will have a daily drawing for a free children’s book and stuffed animal.
Children under 18 may enter the drawing at the children’s circulation desk, with one entry per day per person. No library card is needed.
Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and is now celebrating its 101st anniversary. It is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. With participation from all 50 states, over 1,300 schools, libraries and bookstores take part.
In the library’s children’s department is a display table filled with printouts, challenges, and activities related to Children’s Book Week. The printouts range from STEM activities to reading challenges. Printouts are free and available to anyone. No library card is needed.
Join Miss Maureen as she reads stories about all things “stinky and smelly” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, via Zoom.
Pick up this week’s make-and-take craft kit at the children’s circulation desk. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for Story Time, a free program for children ages 3 to 6. In Story Time, participants read stories, make a craft and have a snack together. Craft packets are available in the children’s department the week prior to story time. Register children for the program at the children’s circulation desk or by calling (574) 658-4312 and asking for the children’s department. No library card is needed.
The library’s knitting club is meeting in-person at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Sit down and chat with knitters, swap patterns or exchange ideas. All skill levels are welcome. No library card is needed.
Inspired by all of the colorful blooms, the library’s Lego Crew challenge for May is to build a flower. Invite friends and make a beautiful bouquet of Lego flowers. Submit photos of creations to [email protected] by Monday, May 24. The winner of the challenge wins a new Lego kit. Library staff will take a vote on submissions to determine the winner. No library card is needed.
“Plant the Seed — Read!” is a community program designed to foster literacy and runs until May 15. Every year, a book is chosen and given to public libraries throughout Kosciusko County for residents to read. This year’s book is “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson. Free copies of the book are found in yellow bins. Milford Public Library’s bin is located in the teen reading area. Residents are welcome to participate and have the option of keeping the book or returning it to the yellow bin.
Along with the book, you’ll find pamphlets that explain the program, give a summary of the book, contain the author’s biography and gives a reading list of children’s books that have similarities with the adult selection so readers can share their reading experiences with their children. Read the book and join a book discussion or other event. Check www.kcread.org for the schedule of activities.