Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Puppet Show

Puppet Show
Monday, August 13
4:00 P.M.
best for preschool - 2nd grade
all ages welcome
The Center

Children are invited to a puppet show on Monday, August 13 in The Center (Senior and Community Activity Center).

They will watch the following performances and then create their own paper bag puppets.
  • The Strangest Showman: Our TNT (Teen and Tween) group made puppets and created this story for them.  Come see how a ringmaster, a bride, a pirate cat, a mermaid, and more create a strange and entertaining circus!
  • Magic Puppets: 3rd through 5th graders created magician puppets and will perform a few magic tricks with them.
  • Fairy Tales: Exact stories are still being finalized. Puppets will be used to tell traditional and revised fairy tales.
  • Songs: Puppets will lead the children in familiar children's songs.
If you'd like to attend, please register here.

Some of the cast:

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Create-a-palooza & Read Away Your Fines

Create-a-palooza & Read Away Your Fines
Tuesday, August 7
12:00 - 6:00

Drop by the library any time between 12:00 and 6:00 on Tuesday for Create-a-palooza.  We'll have craft projects for children of all ages - paper bag puppets, story stones, musical instruments, and more.

Youth (under 18 or 12th grade and younger) can Read Away Their Fines.  See details here

And, the Secretary of State Mobile Office will be in the parking lot.  See more here.

We hope to see you at the library Tuesday!

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.
Updated with additional date:
Tuesday, August 7, 12:00 - 6:00

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.