MILFORD — The Milford Public Library 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 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 Friends group for the beautiful table and stools. They hope to make a few more changes to the children’s room this year, updating the furniture and ensuring they are making the best use of the space they have.
Time To Pay 2022 Fines
Please pay any library fines accrued in 2022 before Jan. 31. The staff appreciates patrons taking care of fines so they can all begin the new year with a zero balance. The fines you pay become part of the operating income, so it is very important for the library’s financial health to pay your 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, 29 people have signed up. The third drawing will be Friday, Jan. 27, before the library closes. 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 through eighth grade are invited to submit a photo of their creation to [email protected] The library staff will choose a winner from the submissions.
There is a challenge each month during the school year. LEGO Saturdays are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, February through 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, the Milford Public Library has a puzzle exchange. Available puzzles are located by the adult circulation desk. You can bring in a puzzle you have completed and exchange it for a “new” puzzle. There are all kinds of puzzles, most with 500-1,000 pieces. Come in and browse today.
Update On OverDrive And Libby Apps
Attention, OverDrive app users: OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library. It’s time to give Libby a try. All your loans, holds and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card.
Libby also comes with new features we know you’ll love, like:
• Tags to categorize books however you’d like — you can even sync your OverDrive wish list into a tag.
• A central bookshelf for all loans and holds.
• Customizable notifications for ready holds, new magazine issues and more.
• Compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Sonos speakers.
• Easy access to OverDrive support staff.
Learn more here at overdrive.com/apps/libby/switchtolibby.
Note: The library’s digital collection will continue to be available at overdrive.com on desktop and mobile devices.