Saturday, June 11, 2016

Teacher TALES

Teacher TALES
(Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories!)
 
Teachers and principals from Paddock and Symons in Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories. A craft, game, or activity will follow the stories.All ages are welcome at each of these programs.

Thursdays, June 23 through August 4 at 4:00 in the library
Kindergarten - 5th grade teachers will read. All ages are welcome.
June 23: Ms. Kliber and Mr. Wright
June 30: Ms. Linke and Ms. Kerns
July 7: (To be announced) and Ms. Farmer
July 14: Ms. Nichols and Ms. Stafford
July 21: Ms. Brenke and Ms. Smith
July 28: Mr. DeSarbo and Ms. Anders
August 4: (To be announced)and Ms. Griffith

Wednesdays, June 22, July 13, & 27 at 10:10 at Wilson Park Pavilion
Kindergarten - 2nd grade teachers will read. All ages are welcome.
(Crafts in the Park for kindergarten - 2nd graders will immediately follow these events.)
June 22: Ms. Zajac
July 13: Mr. Reeves or Mrs. Reeves
July 27: Ms. Durkee

Wednesdays, June 29, July 20, & August 3 at 10:10 at Wilson Park Pavilion
3rd - 5th grade teachers will read. All ages are welcome.
(Crafts in the Park for 3rd - 5th graders will immediately follow these events.)
June 29: Ms. Krebs
July 20: (To be announced)
August 3: (To be announced)

Thank you, teachers, for reading!

Ms. Zajac read Wet Dog and The Whale's Song.

Mr. Wright read The Book With No Pictures.

Ms. Kliber read How I Became a Pirate.

We created pirate hats and robot monkey masks after hearing The Book With No Pictures and How I Became a Pirate.

We created pirate hats and robot monkey masks after hearing The Book With No Pictures and How I Became a Pirate.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Student Library Card

Milan Public Library now offers a Student Library Card to kindergarten through 12th grade students who attend Milan Area Schools and do not live in our service area. 

If you would like your child to receive a Student Library Card, come to the library with your child, your photo ID and proof of current address, and proof of your child's enrollment in Milan Area Schools.

With a Student Library Card, students may check out up to 3 print items (books and magazines) and 1 audiovisual item (DVD, audiobook, or CD).

Additional information about receiving a library card at our library is available here


Youth Internet Policy Change

Milan Public Library’s Board of Trustees has amended the library’s internet use policy. A parent or guardian’s signed permission is no longer required for children and teens to use youth computers with internet access at the library.

The library board and library staff respect parents’ decisions regarding their children’s internet use. We encourage you to discuss your expectations with your children. Your children and the adults who accompany them to the library will be responsible for following your guidelines. Library staff will not restrict use based on age.

The policy change was carefully considered and approved due to many factors including the need for students to use the internet and their Google Drive accounts for school assignments.

Everyone under 18 may only access filtered youth computers.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the library, by email at info@milanlibrary.org, or by calling 734-439-1240.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Reading Program


2016 Summer Reading Program
 
Our Summer Reading Program will begin on Thursday, June 16.  All children and teens are invited to read or listen to books, earn prizes, and attend programs throughout the summer.  

See our calendar of events here and the brochure here

Register online here now.
Register in the library beginning on Wednesday, June 15.
Pick up reading logs from the library beginning on Wednesday, June 15.
Begin counting your reading on Thursday, June 16 (the first day of summer in Milan).

Any questions?  Ask them here.

See the Summer Reading Program page for any updates.   

Reading
We encourage children to read or listen to books every day.  You may choose to count the amount of time you read or the number of days you read and earn prizes for reaching reading goals throughout the summer.  See more information on the reading logs which will be available at the library beginning on June 15. 

Children who are not yet reading may listen as others read to them and may also listen to audiobooks. Older children and teens may read any books, ebooks, magazines, graphic novels, and newspapers. They may also listen to others read to them or audiobooks. We have a variety of genres and a variety of formats to assist everyone with finding reading materials they will enjoy. 

Activity Logs
Youth may also choose to explore a variety of reading and library-related activities through an additional activity log and earn prizes for completing activities in this log. 

Kickoff Event: Brain Games (best for ages 6 and up, all ages welcome)
by Michigan Science Center
Friday, June 17 - 10:30 A.M.
Senior and Community Activity Center
Put your brain to the test when we challenge you with puzzles and tasks! We’ll introduce you to the different ways your brain coordinates movement in various sports and fitness activities.


Kickoff Event: Dance Party (best for ages 2-6, all ages welcome) 
Tuesday, June 21 - 4:00 P.M.
Senior and Community Activity Center
On your mark, get set, . . . dance!  Have fun singing, dancing, and participating in fun movement activities.    

Crazy Craig's Juggling Show
by Craig Wise
Friday, August 12 - 10:30 A.M.
Senior and Community Activity Center
See a high-energy and action-packed juggling performance featuring juggling on a unicycle and balancing 10 chairs on his chin! 

Teacher TALES
(Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories!)
All ages are welcome at each of these programs.

Teachers and principals from Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories. A craft or activity will follow the stories. 

Thursdays, June 23 - August 4 at 4:00 in the library
Kindergarten - 5th grade teachers will read.  All ages are welcome.
June 23: Ms. Kliber and Mr. Wright
June 30: Ms. Linke and Ms. Kerns
July 7: (To be announced) and Ms. Farmer
July 14: Ms. Nichols and Ms. Stafford
July 21: (To be announced) and  Ms. Smith
July 28: (To be announced)  
August 4: (To be announced)  


Wednesdays, June 22, July 13, & 27 at 10:10 at Wilson Park Pavilion
Kindergarten - 2ndgrade teachers will read.  All ages are welcome.
(Crafts in the Park for kindergarten - 2nd graders will immediately follow these events.)
June 22: Ms. Zajac
July 13: (To be announced) 
July 27: (To be announced) 

Wednesdays, June 29, July 20, & August 3 at 10:10 at Wilson Park Pavilion

3rd - 5th grade teachers will read.  All ages are welcome.
(Crafts in the Park for 3rd - 5th graders will immediately follow these events.) 
June 29: Ms. Krebs
July 20: Ms. Harger
August 3: (To be announced)

Additional activities this summer:
Tiny Tales (ages 2-3)
Storytime (ages 3-5)
Evening Storytime (ages 3-5)
Play and Learn (ages 3-5)
Stuffed Animal Sleepovers (ages 2-5 & 5 and older)
Crafts in the Park (Kindergarten - 2nd grade & 3rd - 5th grade) 
Game Day 
Fairy Garden Workshop

See the brochure here for more information.
    

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Summer Reading Program T-shirts

Update (5/15): 
In addition to the t-shirt pre-orders already submitted, we will order a few extra t-shirts.  You may complete the order form here and we'll let you know if we will have your size(s) available.

Our children's Summer Reading Program theme this year is "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" and our teen theme is "Get in the Game: Read!"  The Friends of the Library will sell t-shirts with the themes.  


Orders are due by May 15 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.

Children's Theme: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

 
The red t-shirt is available in children's 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 black t-shirt is available in women's cut.
Women's sizes small - XL are $10 each.
Women's sizes XXL and 3XL are $12 each.









TNT Theme: Get in the Game: Read! 
(TNT = Teen and Tween/6th - 12th grade)


The navy t-shirt with gray letters is available in adult sizes.

Adult sizes small - XL are $8 each.
Adult sizes XXL and 3XL are $10 each.







The blue t-shirt with orange letters s 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 May 15.





Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Money Smart Week

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Next week is Money Smart Week. Stop by the library to:
  • check out books about managing your finances
  • check out books about money, spending, earning, and saving for children
  • pick up financial literacy literature from our display in front of the reference desk
  • attend Money Smart Kids Storytimes: Family Storytime on Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 A.M. and Preschool Storytime on Friday, April 28 at 10:30 A.M.  Each child who attends will receive a free copy of the book Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells, compliments of Michigan Credit Unions.
  • see our website for information about programs for adults including "Eating Well on $4 a Day" and a Money Smart Learning Lab  

 Additional financial information is available on www.practicalmoneyskills.com/

Saturday, April 2, 2016

National Library Week: Libraries Transform

 

Celebrate National Library Week with us beginning April 10 and continuing through the end of the month.  Discover what our library has to offer you and enter a prize drawing for using any of our resources:
  • Check out a book, magazine, movie, CD, or audiobook from our library or through MeLCat for items we do not own.
  • Reserve an item you would like to read, listen to, or watch that is checked out or on order (or request the item through MeLCat if we do not own it).
  • Check out an ebook or e-audiobook from Overdrive
  • Read a new magazine in the library.
  • Look up a topic of interest in an encyclopedia or other reference book.
  • Explore a website or database available through MeL - general, for teens, or for children
  • Watch an animated book on BookFlix.
  • Attend a program at the library.
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter.
  • Like or comment on our Facebook page.
  • Follow us on Twitter.
  • Purchase an item from the Friends of the Library - books, audiobooks, movies, tote bag, or Milan Public Library mug.
  • Donate books, audiobooks, or DVDs to the Friends of the Library.
  • Explore our genealogy room. See historical photos, yearbooks, newspapers, and more.
  • Explore educational materials in our library - an interactive globe, puzzles, children's computer games, or computers with internet access.
  • Use a service in the library - use a computer, make copies, or send a fax.
  • Submit a suggestion for purchase for a book, audiobook, DVD, or magazine you would like to see in our library. Forms are available by the library catalog computers.
  • Tell us how the library has benefited you or our community - add a comment in the library, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
Enter the prize drawing at the circulation desk for using resources in the library and enter here for using online resources.