MILFORD — The Milford Public Library wrapped up its “Tails & Tales” summer reading program with a grand finale pizza party. Everyone enjoyed pizza, lemonade, and snow cones. Special appreciation to The Knights of Columbus, who donated their time and provided snow cones for everyone. The children worked hard meeting their reading goals and earning prizes.
The library staff appreciates everyone for celebrating another successful summer reading program with them. There were 159 participants with 119,854 minutes, and counting, of reading combined! Participation increased over 50% from last year and we could not be more delighted with this year’s program.
The library appreciates the businesses that donated gift cards and prizes to the library. Supporters this year were the following: Ruch Services Inc., Brunjes LLC, Phend and Brown Inc., CTB Inc., Columbian Reading Circle, Milford Animal Clinic, Syracuse Wawasee Rotary Club, China Seas, Neighborhood Fresh, Royal Maintenance Company, Lakeland Eagles Auxillary 3760, TLC Serivices, Richard Brungardt, Lakeland Animal Clinic, Lake City Bank, Woman of Today, Target, The Bowling Alley (Warsaw), Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Milford Lions Club, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Culver’s, Cynthia Cates, Milford Kiwanis, Friends of the Milford Public Library, Jim Rose – Northern Indiana Officials Assoc.
The staff appreciates their support. They couldn’t do it without you. The staff and participants have had so much fun with the special programming offered, family story time, contests, book giveaways and activity packets for participants. The staff hopes participants had as much fun as they did and they look forward to bringing patrons another successful reading program next year. Below are some stats from this years’ program.
Lunches are available for pick up in the library parking lot from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday through Aug. 5. On Mondays, you will receive 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.
Stories To Go Pick-A-Book At New Beginnings Preschool
On Tuesdays, during story time sessions, the library does stories to go with New Beginnings Preschool. A staff member visits the classes, reads a few stories, and bring a snack. We have not had a chance to see the children in person since story time has been virtual. We wanted to do something special for the kids so we brought them books! The children took turns to pick which book they would like to take home. Everyone was excited to see each other in person. Miss Trisha got many hugs! We look forward to continuing stories to go with New Beginnings when our fall story time session begins.