Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fall Programs

Fall programs resume this month.

Tiny Tales
Tiny Tales for children 2 years and younger will be held every other Monday and Thursday morning at 10:30 beginning on September 17 and 20.  Choose either Mondays or Thursdays to best fit your schedule.  Tiny Tales includes books, finger plays, flannel board stories, songs, and play time.  See details and register here.



Storytime
Storytime for children 3 to 5 years old will be held weekly on Friday mornings at 10:30 beginning on September 21.  Storytime includes books, finger plays, flannel board stories, songs, and crafts  See details and register here.



Book Buddies
Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade will listen to a story and then participate in related activities and crafts.  Book Buddies is held monthly on Thursdays at 4:45 and 6:45.  Choose the time that works best for you.  See details and register here.  


Bookworms
Children in 2nd and 3rd grade will read a book in advance of Bookworms and then discuss the book and participate in related activities and crafts during book club.  Bookworms is held monthly on Tuesdays.  See details and register here


Chapter Chatters

Children in 3rd through 5th grade will read a book in advance of Chapter Chatters and then discuss the book and participate in related activities and crafts during book club.  Chapter Chatters is held monthly on Tuesdays. Updated:  Chapter Chatters will now be held monthly on Mondays.  See details and register here

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!

http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=YoYzBRZ%2fAzWOYMpX2P7e3A%3d%3d

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 (info@milanlibrary.org).

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
FedEx
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
UPS
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.

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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

READ

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 

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! 
Touch-a-Truck
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?

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.


Storytime
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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mid-Winter Break Activities at the Library

Children's Game Day

Friday, February 16, 1:30 - 3:30

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

Children's Craft Buffet
Monday, February 19, 3:00 - 5:00

Stop by the library any time between 3:00 and 5:00 for our children's craft buffet. We'll have a variety of craft projects available. Choose to make one of our suggested projects or use the supplies to create something unique. Best for kindergartners and older. All ages welcome.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Youth Media Awards 2018

The American Library Association has announced the 2018 Youth Media Awards.

See a list of all winners and honor books here.

See the books in our library here.  We own most, but not all, of the titles.  If there is a book you'd like to read and we do not own it, you may fill out a suggestion for purchase here.

You can read more about each of the awards here.




John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Honor books:
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes






The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell
Honor books:
Big Cat, little cat, written and illustrated by Elisha Cooper, 
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes, 
A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi
Grand Canyon, illustrated and written by Jason Chin



Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Honor books:
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman


Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Honor books

Crown by Derrick BarnesLong Way Down by Jason ReynoldsThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas






Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States:
The Murderer’s Ape, written and illustrated by Jakob Wegelius, translated by Peter Graves

Honor books
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education written by Raphaele Frier, translated by Julie Cormier
When a Wolf is Hungry written by Christine Naumann-Villemin, translated by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
You Can’t be Too Careful written by Roger Mello, translated by Daniel Hahn




Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner

Honor books
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Grand Canyon, written and illustrated by Jason Chin
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw, illustrated by Matt Carr
Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem, written by Patricia Newman


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book
Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes

Honor books
I See a Cat by Paul Meisel
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats by Dori Hillestad Butler
My Kite is Stuck and Other Stories by Salina Yoon
Noodleheads See the Future by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss
Snail & Worm Again by Tina Kulger


See a list of all winners and honor books here.

See the books in our library here.  We own most, but not all, of the titles.  If there is a book you'd like to read and we do not own it, you may fill out a suggestion for purchase here.

You can read more about each of the awards here.

Friday, January 12, 2018

TALK (Text And Learn for Kindergarten)


We are partnering with Ypsilanti District Library and other libraries and organizations in Washtenaw County to introduce TALK (Text And Learn for Kindergarten) - a new texting service which will send age-specific texts to parents/caregivers of children from birth through kindergarten. These texts will provide fun and easy activities to do with your children to support their learning.

See more and sign up on the TALK website: texttolearn.com

You can also follow TALK on Twitter here and Facebook here.  

This program is for residents of Washtenaw County and ALL Milan Library families - regardless of county.  If you do not live in Washtenaw County, please use the library's zip code (48160) to sign up.  If you have any questions, please call (734-439-1240) or email (info@milanlibrary.org).