Monday, May 18, 2015

New library card account feature: circulation history

Have you ever wanted to reread a book but have forgotten the title and author? Or don’t remember where you left off in a series? Or wanted to have a list of what you’ve read from our library?
You can now set your library card account to maintain a list of everything you check out.  You can ask us to activate this feature for you or log into your account to activate it yourself.

To activate your circulation history:
Log into your account.
Click on "My Account" in the top right corner.
Click on "Checkout History" in the left column.
Click on "Activate History" on the top right.

Items checked out after you activate your circulation history will be maintained.  Previously checked out items will not be included.

If you have any questions, stop by the library or call us at 734-439-1240.






Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Summer Reading T-shirts

Summer Reading t-shirts have arrived. If you submitted an order, you should have received an email today and you may pick up your order the next time you are in the library. If you didn't order, but would like to purchase one, please let us know. We ordered a few extra t-shirts.  See more information here.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Children's Book Week





This week is Children's Book Week.  Stop by the library to discover a new book this week.


Do you recognize the children's books that begin with these lines?

     In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.

     The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day.

     These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket.

     All children except one grow up.

Pick up a copy of additional opening lines from the library or see more from picture books here and from chapter books here.

May the 4th


Stop by to check out a Star Wars book or movie today!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. We're celebrating with our first annual "Hello Haiku" and poetry-themed book clubs.

Hello Haiku!


The library invites you to submit haiku by April 30 (for children and teens) or April 25 (for adults  by April 30 for adults now, too!)  Poems will be displayed in the library.  Everyone who enters a poem will be entered in a prize drawing. 



Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry.  Haiku poems contain 3 lines.  The first line has 5 syllables.  The second line has 7 syllables.  The third line has 5 syllables.  

Here is a haiku about haiku!

Five syllables first
Then seven in the middle
Five more at the end

Here is another example of haiku:

Libraries are great
They have books, movies, and more
I can't wait to go!
Youth may pick up an entry form from the library or download one here to submit your haiku.  Entry forms for adults are available at the library.


 Book Clubs


Children's book clubs this month will be poetry themed. 

Book Buddies (kindergartners - 2nd graders) are reading any book of poetry.
Bookworms (2nd - 3rd grade) are reading poetry by Jack Prelutsky.
Chapter Chatters (3rd - 5th graders) are reading poetry by Shel Silverstein.

Children will bookmark their favorite poems as they read.  During the program, we'll share our favorite poems and write our own poetry to add to the Poetree (poetry + tree!)

See more information and register here.  

Monday, April 13, 2015

National Library Week




Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library 



National Library Week is April 12 through 18.  We'll celebrate beginning April 12 and continuing through the end of the month. 


Discover the "unlimited possibilities" our library has to offer you and enter our prize drawing when you:
  • Check out a book, magazine, movie, CD, or audiobook from the library.
  • Read a new magazine in the library.
  • Borrow an ebook or audiobook.
  • Attend a program.
  • Purchase an item (book, audiobook, movie, book bag, or mug) from the Friends of the Library sale at the library.
  • Donate books or movies to the library.
  • Explore a website or database from the "resources" tab on our website.
  • Watch an animated book on BookFlix.
  •  Explore our genealogy room.  See historical photographs of Milan, newspapers, yearbooks, and more.
  •  Explore resources in the library - our interactive globe, puzzles, youth computer games, or internet access computers.
  • Look up a topic of interest in an encyclopedia or other reference book.   

You may enter the prize drawing once each day for each resource you use.  For example, if you check out 5 books and 2 movies and watch books on BookFlix, you may enter the drawing twice that day:  once for checking out items and once for watching BookFlix.

Prize drawing entry slips are available at the library for using resources in the library and here for using online resources. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Summer Reading Program T-shirts

Our youth Summer Reading Program theme this year is "Every Hero Has a Story."  The Friends of the Library will sell t-shirts with the theme. 

Orders are due by March 31 and will arrive in June.  We will notify you when they arrive.  Payment will be due when you pick up your order.  You may order online here or ask for an order form at the library.

Update:  We have already placed our order.  We will have a few extra t-shirts.  Please fill out the order form if you are interested and we will let you know if we have your choices available. 

Update 5/5: The t-shirts have arrived. If you submitted an order, you should have received an email today and you may pick up your order the next time you are in the library. If you didn't order, but would like to purchase one, please let us know. We ordered a few extra t-shirts.

Options are:
The platypus design is available in youth and adult sizes:

Children's sizes 2T - large are $8 each.
Adult sizes small - XL are $8 each.
Adult sizes XXL and 3XL are $10 each.





The stars design is available in women's cut.
Women's sizes small - XL are $10 each.
Women's sizes XXL and 3XL are $12 each.


You may order online here or ask for an order form at the library.  Orders are due by March 31.