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)