Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Events

December events include:

Tiny Tales
Thursdays, December 8 and 22
See more here and register here.

ages 3-5
Fridays, December 9 and 16
See more here and register here.

Book Buddies
kindergarten - 2nd grade
Thursday, December 15 at 4:45 and Tuesday, December 20 at 6:45
Theme: Gingerbread people
See more here and register here.

2nd & 3rd grade
Tuesday, December 13 at 4:45
Theme: Biographies
See more here and register here.

Chapter Chatters
3rd - 5th grade
Thursday, December 8 at 4:45
Theme: Penguins (Mr. Popper's Penguins and Penguins: Meet the Heroes of a Frozen World
See more here and register here.

Christmas Family Storytime
best for preschool - early elementary, all ages welcome
Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 A.M.
You'll hear Christmas stories, sing a Christmas song, and create a Christmas craft.
Please register here.

Christmas Around the World
best for elementary and older, all ages welcome
Saturday, December 17; 1:00 - 3:00
Explore Christmas traditions around the world with a variety of crafts and activities.  Come any time between 1:00 and 3:00; stay as long as you'd like. 
Please register here. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Get Creative!

Get Creative!

Saturday, November 12
10:15 A.M. - kindergarten and older
2:00 P.M. - 6th-12th grade

Decorate jars as pencil holders and magazine boxes to hold your magazines, school paperwork, or anything else you choose.  Keep your creation for yourself or give it to a family member or friend as a gift. 

Please register here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

 We will have a Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Saturday, October 15.

This event is for children who did not already attend a Stuffed Animal Sleepover this summer. It will be a repeat session of the summer programs.

This event is for children of all ages.  Space is limited and registration is required here,

Each child will bring a stuffed animal to the library for a special Storytime on Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 A.M.  We'll read a story, sing and dance with the stuffed animals, and create a craft project.

After the children go home, the stuffed animals will stay at the library for a weekend Sleepover.  We will photograph the stuffed animals reading, playing, and exploring the library.  We'll post pictures on our Facebook page throughout the weekend, and the children will receive booklets of their stuffed animals' adventures at the library when they pick them up.

You may pick up your stuffed animal any time on Monday.

 Registration is required.  Please register here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the nation’s public libraries highlight the value of a library card. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. It is a time when libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

A library card provides free access to borrow books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, music, downloadable e-books, and more.  Milan Public Library also provides a spectrum of free services, including local history materials, research databases, help finding information, computer access, internet access, and programs for adults, teens, and children.

Although a library card is necessary to check out items from the library, resources at Milan Public Library are available to everyone in our community.  Information about eligibility for a library card and how to register for a card is available here.

This year’s Library Card Sign-Up Month Honorary Chair is Snoopy, the beagle featured in the Peanuts comic strip, calling attention to the supportive role libraries and library professionals play in the education, academic achievement, and development of children.   

Everyone who signs up for a library card in September will receive a fun Peanuts-themed item.  Join  us to celebrate again on October 1 with cake and other refreshments and activities at the library!

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.  The beginning of a new school year is a good time for children to get library cards and discover the opportunities available at the library.

Our library has recently initiated a student library card allowing free borrowing privileges to students enrolled in Milan Area Schools.  We welcome all students in our community to use our library to support their academic assignments and personal reading interests.  Stop by the library to study, use a computer, research a school assignment, or choose a new book to read.  See more information about the requirements of a student library card at our library here.

If you don't have a library card, stop by this month to sign up.  If you already have a card, stop by to use it and consider inviting a friend or neighbor to sign up for a card.

Fall youth programming at Milan Public Library begins this month with
Additional information and registration is available through the links above and at the library.
Our library also offers programs for adults; see information about a  Growing Your Own Garlic! program this month here.

We hope to see you at the library this month!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fall Programs

Our children's fall programs will begin in September.

Tiny Tales (for ages 2-3) resumes on September 29 and will be held every other week on Thursday mornings.  See more and register here.

Preschool Storytime resumes on September 23 and will be held weekly on Friday mornings.  See more and register here.

Evening sessions of Book Buddies (for kindergartners - 2nd graders) have been added this year.  Choose from Tuesday evening or Thursday afternoon programs.  Each month, both programs will be the same; you can choose the one that best fits your schedule.  See more and register here.

Bookworms (for 2nd - 3rd graders) will resume on Tuesday, September 27 and will be held monthly on Thursday afternoons in October, November, and December. See more and register here.

Chapter Chapters (for 3rd - 5th graders) will resume on Thursday, September 22 and will be held monthly on Thursday afternoons.  See more and register here.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mother Goose Storytime

Trudy Bulkey, as Mother Goose, will present a Mother Goose Storytime on Friday, August 26 at 10:00 A.M. in the Community House (the building across the street from the Senior Center and the police station).

This program is best for preschoolers and early elementary aged children; all ages are welcome.

Please register here.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

Looking for new books?

Are you looking for new books?  You can browse the shelves of new books in our library, see our catalog's home page, or search the catalog for new items.

Showcases of new items are available on the home page of our catalog.

For more specific results:

1.  Go to our catalog.

2.  Depending on the size of your browser window, you will either see "Other Searches" or a "+" to the right of the search box.  Click on "Other Searches" or the + symbol and then choose "Advanced Search" from the options presented.

3.  The second line under Advanced Search allows you to search for the time frame you would like to see.  In the drop down menu, you can choose to see items added to our catalog in the last week, last month, or up to the last 24 months.

4.  You may choose options in the Filters section to narrow your search.

The Libraries options will allow you to choose sections in our library:
Juvenile - everything in our picture book, early reader, and juvenile (chapter book) sections
Young Adult - everything in our teen section
Juvenile nonfiction - nonfiction books and DVDs in our Early and Juvenile sections
Videos - all DVDs
Adult nonfiction
Easy - everything in our E section: picture books, early readers, early nonfiction

Formats are general formats, e.g. DVDs

Material types are specific to our library, e.g. fiction DVDs and nonfiction DVDs

Audience levels will result in a less complete search than the Libraries option. 
A children's book may be cataloged as Juvenile, Preschool, Primary, Preadolescent, or Adolescent - and only one of those choices.  If you search for Juvenile, you'll only get those cataloged specifically as Juvenile; you won't get those cataloged as Preschool or Primary.  If you opt to use this search, check as many boxes as could be applicable.

You can also set an alert to notify you when new items with the criteria you set are added to our catalog - your favorite author, new books in a series, or books on a subject.  See here for more information.