Sunday, July 8, 2018

Tumblebooks are back!

We have renewed our subscription to the TumbleBook Library.

See the TumbleBook Library to read and/or listen to:
  • animated picture books 
  • animated early readers
  • graphic novels
  • chapter books
  • nonfiction books
  • math stories
  • books in Spanish and French and a few books in other languages
Puzzles and games are available for many of the books:
  • Puzzles
  • Word Catch
  • Memory games
  • Match the Sentence
  • Spell Hop and other spelling games
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Word searches
To access the TumbleBook Library:
  • Click on the TumbleBook link here or on our website and then enter your library card number. 
  • Or, download the TumbleBook app from the iStore or Google Play Store.  Enter user name: milanpl and password: libra and then enter your library card number.  
  • From library computers, just click on the link here or on our website.   
If you have any problems accessing the site, please call us (734-439-1240) or email us (

Read Away Your Fines

Read Away Your Fines

Friday, July 13, 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
possible additional dates

We want to encourage children to read throughout the summer and realize some children are not able to check out books due to excessive fines.  We are offering a "Read Away Your Fines" program this summer to allow children and teens to reduce their fines and be able to check out books again.
  • Read Away Your Fines is for children and teens - under 18 or 12th grade and under.
  • $5 of fines will be waived for every 30 minutes they read during a Read Away Your Fines event.
  • Only fines will be waived.  Lost or damaged items will still need to be paid for.
  • Youth can read to themselves or parents/adults can read to children; any reading counts.
  • The reading must be done in the library during designated Read Away Your Fines times.
Read Away Your Fines is scheduled for Friday, July 13 from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. and Tuesday, July 20 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.  You can come at any time during those times and stay as long as you'd like.  

If you plan to come, please sign up here.  Registration is NOT required, but will help us know how many people to expect.  

We may schedule additional sessions.  If you are interested in Reading Away Your Fines and can not attend either of our scheduled times, please let us know here and we'll contact you with additional dates.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Our Community Rocks!: Touch a Truck event

Our Community Rocks!: a Touch a Truck event is two weeks away. edited:  TOMORROW (July 19).

Community businesses and organizations will bring their vehicles to Wilson Park on Thursday, July 19 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M.

You will be able to explore the vehicles, talk to the people who drive them, and learn about the jobs they do in our community.

We appreciate the following for participating in this event:

ABATE of Michigan - Region 14
American Red Cross
Bob's Arctic Cat
Books on Bikes
Budd's General Contracting & Budd's Lawncare
Dave's Towing
DTE Energy
Golden Limousine
Gotts Transit Mix
HART Huron Valley
Huron Valley Ambulance
Just Right Grain Systems
Kiger Farm - Janice and Ricky Kiger
Michigan State Police
Milan Area Fire Department
Milan Department of Public Works
Milan Police Department
Milan Post Office
Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Monroe County Road Commission
Pepsi Beverage Company
Salvation Army
University of Michigan - Transportation
Washtenaw County Sheriff
Waste Management

This event is being co-hosted by Parks and Rec and will be held during July's 3rd Thursday.

Questions?  Ask us here or call us at 734-439-1240.

(updated 7/12/2018 to add additional participants)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Summer Reading T-shirts

Update 6/15/2018:  We will place a second order. Please pre-order here by June 24.  T-shirts should arrive at the beginning of July.

Update 5/30/2018:  We have placed the order for all pre-orders received as of this time. If you ordered one, you will be notified when it arrives.  If you did not place an order and are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, please fill out the pre-order form.  If there is enough interest, we will place a second order.

The Friends of the Library are selling t-shirts with our Summer Reading Theme: Libraries Rock!

Pre-order here by May 29 and then pay for your shirts when you pick them up in June.

Questions? Ask them here.

Children's sizes 2T – large: $10

Adult sizes small – XL: $10
Adult sizes 2XL and 3XL: $12

Only available in women's cut.

Women's sizes small – XL: $12 Women's sizes 2XL and 3XL: $14

Adult sizes small – XL: $10
Adult sizes 2XL and 3XL: $12

Only available in women's cut.

Women's sizes small – XL: $12 Women's sizes 2XL and 3XL: $14
Adult sizes small – XL: $10
Adult sizes 2XL and 3XL: $12

Only available in women's cut.

Women's sizes small – XL: $12 Women's sizes 2XL and 3XL: $14

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Summer Reading Program

See the Summer Reading Program tab or click here for the most up-to-date information.


Our Summer Reading Program theme this year is Libraries Rock!

Children are invited to read and/or listen to books, earn prizes, and attend programs at the library this summer.  This page includes information for toddlers through 5th graders. See information about our TNT (Teen & Tween, 6th - 12th grade) events here


Pick up a reading log from the library to keep track of your reading and listening.
• Read books, ebooks, or magazines.
• Read to yourself or to someone else.
• Read or listen to Tumblebooks.
• Listen to audiobooks.
• Listen to someone else reading to you.

You may choose to count how many hours you read or how many days you read.
Earn prizes as you reach reading goals throughout the summer. 

Wednesday, June 13 is the first day to pick up reading logs and begin reading and/or listening to audiobooks or to someone read to you.


Registration is requested for our events.  You may register online here beginning on June 4.  We will also have paper registration forms available at the library beginning on June 13.

EVENTS for all ages 

Dinosaurs Rock! 
Dinosaur Day with Paleo Joe
Friday, June 22 at 10:30 A.M.
in The Center (previously the Senior and Community Activity Center)
Paleo Joe introduces plants, animals, and creatures that are extinct. You'll learn about dinosaurs and see real fossils.

Our Community Rocks! 
Thursday, July 19, 5:00 - 7:00 
in Wilson Park
You'll see community vehicles, meet the people who drive them, and learn about the jobs they do.  Check back for a list of businesses and organizations that will participate.

Science Rocks! 
by Michigan Science Center
Friday, August 10 at 10:30 A.M.
in The Center (previously the Senior and Community Activity Center)
What is sound? Why do objects make sounds? Why do we beat a drum but pluck a guitar? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this interactive program.

Additional EVENTS 

Additional events this summer include Tiny Tales, Storytime, Crafts in the Park, mystery programs, and more.  Check the Summer Reading Page here for additional events.


Questions?  Ask us here or call us at 734-439-1240.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

National Library Week

The 60th annual National Library Week will be observed April 8 through April 14. This week is designated to acknowledge libraries’ contributions to our communities and to promote library use.

Milan Public Library strives to provide information, education, and recreation for our community through its collections, programs, and services. The library offers books, movies, audiobooks, ebooks, jigsaw puzzles, cake pans, mobile hotspots, and more to check out. Programs are offered for all ages, from Tiny Tales for toddlers through book clubs for adults, and events for everyone in between.

This month, the library is introducing two new items: American Girl dolls and Kill A Watt™ devices. Rachel Madynski has donated two American Girl dolls, Samantha and Addy. These dolls will be available to check out on April 18  You can reserve them now (SamanthaAddy). Samantha represents the early 20th century and Addy represents the Civil War era. The library also owns the American Girl books about these two characters; you can check out the books with the dolls to read their stories. The library appreciates Rachel’s donation which allows these dolls to be available to our community.

Thanks to the Friends of the Milan Library, two Kill A Watt™ devices will soon be available to check out for a one-week period. The Kill A Watt™ is an energy meter that allows you to easily and accurately measure how much electrical power is being used by your household appliances and electronic devices, including energy they use when turned off (known as “vampire loads”). Knowledge is power!

Stop by the library this week to see all we have to offer you:  books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, cake pans, and more!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Break at the Library

Children's Game Day
Monday, March 26
1:00 - 3:00 and 6:00 - 7:30

Drop in. No need to register.

Stop by the library any time between 1:00 and 3:00 or between 6:00 and 7:30 to play board games, card games, cup stacking, and more. Best for kindergartners and older. All ages welcome.

Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, March 27
1:00 - 2:00 or 6:30 - 7:30

3rd - 5th grade
Registration is required.

Learn how a books gets to the library, from how we choose which books to buy to how they end up on the shelves ready to check out. You'll help choose books for us to purchase this month. Registration is required. Please register here.

Children's Crafternoon
Wednesday, March 28
2:00 - 3:30

preschool - 5th grade
Registration is requested (but not required).

Come any time between 2:00 and 3:30 to create a spring-themed craft project. We'll have a variety of options, so there will be something for all ages from preschool through fifth grade. Registration is requested (but not required); this will help us prepare the appropriate amount of supplies. Please register here.

Tiny Tales
Thursday, March 29
10:30 - 11:15
2 years and younger
Registration is requested.

Children will listen to stories and participate in fingerplays, songs, dance, and play time. See more and register here.

Friday, March 30
10:30 - 11:15
ages 3-5
Registration is requested.

Children will listen to books and participate in fingerplays, songs, dance, a craft, and more. See more and register here.

TNT Events
(Teen & Tween: 6th - 12th grade)

See our TNT events here.