Big Changes Coming to Milford Library – InkFreeNews.com
MILFORD – The Milford Public Library recently received an ARPA grant in the amount of $10,000 to rework our layout to better serve customers in a post-pandemic world.
Instead of having public access desktops, laptops will be available on the adult floor of the library, allowing patrons to socially distance while using the library’s internet service. New furniture has been purchased to create a better seating environment so patrons can more easily distance themselves from others using the library. The new furniture is designed to be easily cleaned and sanitized, and created for comfort as well as equipped with built-in charging stations that our customers can use when charging their devices.
Library staff will work to make the changes this week. Please excuse any mess as staff members are changing some computers and furniture and plan to remain open to the public during this time. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.
Book club for adults
The Milford Public Library Adult Book Club ended on March 31. There were 45 participants this winter. There was a draw every week for a $25 gift card. The following people won a gift card: Julie Baumgartner, Dorothy Haney, Viv Blakeslee, Sara Krull, Gail Weybright, Staci Weisser, Donna Kooistra, Heidi Beer, Anita Maxwell, Steve Vint and Mary Jane Kauffman. Congratulations to all the winners.
Library staff hope that everyone will continue to read throughout this year.
The library receives new documents every week. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, ask a library employee. When the stresses of everyday life start to get you down, pick up a good book and disappear into history. If you prefer a digital format, go to the library website www.milford.lib.in.us and click on the catalog tab at the top of the page. Then click on “Indiana Digital Library”. You need your library card number and a PIN to sign in to your account or create an account. If you have any problems, simply call (574) 658-4312 and the staff will be happy to assist you. There are thousands of eBooks, magazines, and audiobooks to choose from.
Spring Virtual Storytime
Spring Virtual Storytime begins this week with “Fairy Tales with the Book Fairy” at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Be sure to pick up a craft package for your child the week before so they can do a craft with Miss Maria. You can register your children for the spring session of story time by calling (574) 658-4312 or by stopping by the children’s department. You will receive a link with a meeting number so you can join the ZOOM meeting.
The themes for this spring are: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Mother’s Day Tea: Llama, The Llama Loves Mom, Down on the Farm and Spring Chickens. The virtual story time lasts approximately 45 minutes, including craft and snack time. Reading to your children is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. Call or come by quickly and register your children!!
April Lego Challenge
April’s LEGO Challenge is all about building a hot air balloon. Send a photo to the email below to be considered for this month’s prize draw. The hot air balloon can be big or small, colorful or whatever you want. Use your imagination. After building your hot air balloon, submit a photo to [email protected] before April 25 for a chance to win a new LEGO kit. The winner will be chosen by staff vote. No library card needed. This challenge is for children 18 and under.