August 27, 2015

Fall is right around the corner!  As you start getting ready for school and all of the fall extracurricular activities, we hope you take time to visit the library. 

Fall storytimes for children from birth through 5 1/2 years begin the week of September 13th.  We've added a Family Storytime for 2 1/2 - 5 1/2 year olds to Tuesday morning and moved Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds to Wednesday morning.  The full lineup of storytimes and other fall programs can be found on our flyer.

Begin the new school year with a new library card for your kids.  September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.  Milford residents in Kindergarten - 6th grade who get their VERY FIRST library card in September can pick out a free book.

If you're looking for books about the first day of school, autumn, pumpkins, apples, Halloween, football or anything else that the season has to offer, be sure to check out our collections.  In fact, we sometimes make it really easy for you by putting up special displays highlighting different parts of our collection. 

Are you looking for something to do during spring break?  Visit your library and....

1) Sign up your preschooler for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
2) Play on our computers; we have, Tumblebooks and other fun early learning games.
3) Find 12 bunnies that we have hidden around the library.
4) Pick up an entry form for our 5th Annual Bookmark Contest.
5) Watch Despicable Me on Wednesday, April 8th from 11:30 - 1:30.
6) Pick a poem from our Poem in Your Pocket display and put it in your pocket.
7) Play in our Know & Grow area.
8) Ask a librarian for a book recommendation
9) Find a comfy chair and read.
10) Check out some books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, software, or other materials.

And the winner is...
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown!  Picture Book March Madness has ended and Goodnight Moon beat out Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  We'll have a storytime featuring the winner and other books by Margaret Wise Brown on May 7th at 10 am. Registration begins 4/23.  Thanks for voting!

abc mouseWe are now offering at the library!  The award-winning curriculum, from Age of Learning, Inc., is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! is only available through our website from the library's computers

School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly have come out with their lists for best children's books of 2014. We have many of them in our collection. Here's just a sampling of some of the best books that have been published this year.

Picture Books 

threebears OnceUponAnAlphabet HuntersOfTheGreatForest
BabyTree LionAndTheBird  


Youth Fiction 

Boundless LeroyNinkerSaddlesUp Nest
RainReign 26StoryTreehouse  


Graphic Novels 

ElDeafo Sisters   ComicsSquadRecess  


Tween Fiction 

IronTrial RedPencil ACBWithHonoraLee GabrielFinley ThereWillBeBears



BecauseTheyMarched MysteriousPatterns RedMadness EyeToEye



Autobiographies & Biographies 

RightWord HelloImJohnnyCash






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