MILFORD — Milford Public Library has a new staff member, Elliette Pulley. She is a junior at Wawasee High School and is working at the library on an internship program. She works in the adult, teen and children’s departments. She has two sisters and lives in the Syracuse area. She plans to go to college and study interior design. Her hobbies include playing video games. She enjoys working at the library because she likes the environment.
New In Children’s Department
The children’s department is getting a new look. Last year, the upstairs traded their networked computers for laptops and now it’s the children’s department’s turn. The Friends of Milford Public Library purchased a new table and stools for children to sit and use brand new laptop computers.
The rules for children are much the same as for adults — the laptops must stay in the children’s room; a child can use the laptop for one hour a day and they just ask for a laptop at the children’s circulation desk. Thank you to the generous friend’s group for the beautiful table and stools. MPL hopes to make a few more changes to the children’s room this year, to update the furniture and make sure we are making the best use of the space we have.
Pay 2022 Fines
Please make sure to pay any library fines accrued in 2022 before Jan. 31, 2023. MPL appreciates patrons taking care of fines so MPL can begin the new year with a zero balance. The fines you pay become part of its operating income, so it is very important for the library’s financial health to pay fines.
Adult Reading Program
The annual Adult Reading Program is in full swing. This year’s theme is “All Together Now.” Just sign up at the adult circulation desk and enter a weekly drawing for each book you read or audio book you listen to. Anyone age 18 or older can join the program. So far, 26 people have signed up. The first drawing was Friday, Jan. 13. Stop by the library for more information.
January LEGO Challenge
The monthly LEGO Challenge for January is to build a party hat. The winner will take home a new LEGO kit. Be sure to enter the challenge by Jan. 25. Children ages preschool thru eighth grade are invited to submit a photo of their creation to [email protected] The library staff will choose a winner from the submissions. MPL has a challenge each month during the school year. LEGO Saturdays are the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. February to May. The whole family is welcome to come and build things with the library’s collection of LEGOs.
Free Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange
During the winter months, MPL has a puzzle exchange. The puzzles available are located by the adult circulation desk. You can bring in puzzles you have completed and exchange it for a new puzzle. There are all kinds of puzzles, most with 500 to 1,000 pieces. Come in and browse today.