MILFORD — The following are happenings at Milford Public Library, July 4-9.
Closed Monday, July 5
The library will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. The library will resume normal business hours at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Patrons may place returns in the drop boxes on either side of the Catherine Street. entrance doors. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
Celebrate With These Books And Movies
Whether you have an interest in the learning more about the history of our country or looking for heartfelt entertainment that demonstrates the American spirit, the library has many books and movies to help celebrate Independence Day. Here is just a few examples of great books and movies the library offers:
No. 1 — “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow (92Was Non-Fic) Enjoy this gripping biography of the first president by the same author of New York Times bestselling biography “Alexander Hamilton,” which inspired the Broadway musical.
No. 2 — “1776” by David McCullough (973.3 McC Non-Fic) McCullough details events and decisions that led up to the war with Great Britain for America’s Independence. Delve into the human perspective of those involved on both sides of the Atlantic from Kings to colonial boys that became soldiers.
No. #3 — “Johnny Tremain” by Ester Forbes (JiFor Juvenile Fic) “Johnny Tremain” is a Newberry medal-winning children’s classic historical fiction novel about the revolutionary war. The novel follows the story of 14-year-old silversmith apprentice, Johnny Tremain. Events lead Tremain to be amidst some of America’s most influential men such as, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Dr. Joseph Warren. The novel depicts historical events in Boston before and during the Revolutionary war including, the Boston Tea Party, the British Blockade of the Port of Boston, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
No. 4 — “The Star-Spangled Banner: America’s National Anthem and Its History” by Francis Scott Key (EP Key Children’s Picture Books) Displayed in the Children’s department on an endcap, readers find this children’s book that has the lyrics, in poem form, and composition of our nation’s anthem. It includes the history of the song, as well as, step-by-step instructions to make a own star-spangled banner. The back of the book lists resources to learn even more with your child(ren).
No. 5 — “Let’s Bake Fourth of July Treats “by Ruth Owen (j641.5 Owe Children’s Non-Fic) This is a children’s cookbook that contains simple recipes and allows kids to be involved in creating fun and patriotic treats. Children love getting their hands dirty and helping in the kitchen.
Enjoy this combo of family favorites, historical dramas, and summer classics as families spend time together. These movie titles can be found in the adult or children’s DVD/Blu-Ray sections of the library.
“A League of Their Own”
No Story Time Friday, July 9
There will be no Zoom Story Time this Friday due to the holiday. Join the library staff when Story Time resumes Friday July 16, when the group will be reading tales about Australia, mate.
Free Busy Bags All Week
Summer reading activity packets are replaced with animal themed busy bags for the week. There’s no contest for completing the holiday busy bags. Receive five fun crafts and a snack. These are for all summer reading participants while supplies last. Families can request an Animals of the World (for ages 3 and over) floor puzzle. Teens may request a 3-D wooden puzzle (for ages 8 and over). Puzzles available while supplies last, one per family. Pick up at any circulation desk starting Tuesday July 6. The library will resume the summer reading themed activity packets and the drawing the week of the July 12.
Congrats to last week’s contest winners below. All contests are on hold this week and will resume normally the week of the July 12.
Dorothy Haney and Raelyn Yoder — Week No. 3 winner of “Where’s Edgar Allen Gnome” contest — $10 gift card to Harvest Coffee.
Adel Yoder — Week No. 3 teen reading drawing winner — $25 gift card to Target.
Naomi Avery and Ethan Gingerich — Week No. 3 Europe packet completed drawing winner — Wooden Turtle Puzzle.
Free Lunches In Parking Lot
Except for Monday, July 5, lunches are available for pick up in the library parking lot on Monday and Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 5. On Mondays, the lunches will include breakfast and lunch for three days and Thursday’s pickup will contain breakfast and lunch for two days. The lunches are pre-bagged and pre-packaged and provide nutritious food for children. The Wawasee School Corporation provides lunches. This is a free program for anyone 18 and younger. No library card or registration required.
No Gnome Picture This Week
Edgar Allen Gnome is taking a week off to celebrate Independence Day with his “Gnomies.” He will be back with a new picture next week so keep your eyes peeled. Below is where he’s been so far.
Week 1 — Milford Post Office
Week 2 — Harvest Coffee
Week 3 — Waubee Lake Park
Week 4 — Milford Fire Station