MILFORD — Do you have a library card? September is Library Card Sign-up Month so get one today. Check out www.milford.lib.in.us or stop in to learn how you can access books, eBook’s, movies, magazines and much more.
Libraries nationwide and the American Library Association are promoting the power of a library card this September. This years’ honorary chair is Marley Dias. She’s an author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Dias wants to remind the public that signing up for a library card provides access to multimedia content, technology and educational programming that strengthens communities and transforms lives. Dias says, “A library card provides opportunity for discovery and access to a rich and diverse world. It empowers you to make change and experience new stories.”
Visit the American Library Association’s website at https://www.ala.org/conferenceevents/celebrationweek/card to learn how you can spread some library love through posting to social media, and by doing so, earn a chance to win some great prizes.
Grab your knitting materials and join the knitting club at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in the teen area of the library. The knitting club welcomes new members, no sign up is required so come for one session or many. You may work on a solo project or talk to other members about creating a group project. All experience levels are welcome. No library card is needed to participate.
Closed For Labor Day
The Milford Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. The library re-open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. You may return items in the drop boxes located on either side of the Catherine Street entrance doors.
Fall Story Time Sign-Up
The library is continuing story time virtually for its fall session. “Meet” with Miss Trisha at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays on Zoom. Sign-up for fall story time begins Sept.17 at the children’s circulation desk. The first story time will be at 0:30 a.m. Sept. 29 with the the theme “Colors of Fall.” Registration is required to receive the zoom link. Story time is a free program for children ages 3-6. The group reads stories, make a craft and have a snack together. Make-and-take craft packets are available for pick up in the children’s departmant the week prior to story time. Packets will include themed crafts and activities, as well as, a yummy snack. The fall session will meet for eight weeks with eight different fun themes. The staff can’t wait to “see” you.
Lego Crew is back. Lego crew is a monthly children’s program (ages 18 and under) and runs from September through May. Lego crew engages children with a hands-on activity that expands their imagination and enhances fine motor and critical thinking skills. Each month the crew is challenged to build a new project, the staff then votes for a winner and the winner receives a prize. No library card is needed to participate.
Join the crew for September’s challenge, building a maze. Lego crew is still being done remotely so the crew will make their builds at home and then submit a photo of their finished project to [email protected] by 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Staff will then vote for the winning submission.