UPDATE: The Library is closed Wednesday, August 5, due to lingering effects from Tropical Storm Isaias. There will be no curbside pickup.
The statewide delivery sytem is now working and you may request materials from other libraries for pickup here in Milford. If you have items on hold, we ask that you either come in to the library to pick them up or schedule curbside service within one week of being notified your hold is available. Our hold shelves are overflowing!
Please observe the following while making use of library services:
We ask for your patience and understanding as we move into this new phase while meeting the public safety guidelines set forth by the State. Hours and services are subject to change as we evaluate these new modifications.
Curbside pick-up of reserved materials is still available. Please call us to schedule a pick-up appointment when your items are ready for pickup.
Please monitor your own health situation and if you are in a vulnerable category for infection, or are exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, please stay home. Library materials can be renewed online or over the phone; overdue fines are being waived at this time.
Staff are monitoring all phone and email accounts.
|Due to the library closure, the Friends of the Milford Library's ongoing booksale has been suspended. This greatly impacts their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Library. These funds pay for all our public programs, as well as special programs such as our Museum Pass service. By signing into smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to the charity of your choice. Please, sign in today and choose the Friends of the Milford Library. Thank you.|
A very limited number of window clings will also be available at curbside pickup for a $5 cash donation. (Beginning Tuesday, June 16)!
|New for your phone! The Acorn Catalog app from Bibliomation, Inc. lets you search the library catalog, see what you have checked out or on hold, renew what you have checked out, and review your fines. You will need to sign into the app using your library card number and password. Bonus! Once you are signed in, the app can display your library card barcode, which you can use at the front desk if you forgot to bring your library card with you. To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store.|
Kids don't get to have all the fun! Join the MPL Adult Summer Reading Program beginning July 1! Everything you read, listen to or watch earns you one point and a chance to win a goodie bag in a weekly drawing, Drawings will be held July 13-August 31. Visit ReadSquared, the library's online reading tracker to get started. (Paper reading logs are also available in the library). The ReadSquared landing page introduces you to ALL the MPL summer reading programs - children, young adult and adult. Once you register and enter you're age, you'll be all set!
|Need Assistance? Book-a-Librarian!|
Did you know you can get one-on-one assistance with learning how to download ebooks, navigate the library catalog, job searching and more? Email [email protected] with the topic you'd like to discuss and we will match you with a librarian who can help you!
|Iceland Through My Heart|
Skipping vacation this year? Take a breathtaking tour of Iceland from your easy chair. Gerri Griswold has visited over 50 times and will be our virtual guide through this spectacular island nation as we meet the people, places and things which define our closest European neighbor. Gerri is the Director of Administration and Development at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. Questions? Email: [email protected] Visit Iceland to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Wednesday, August 12, 7:00pm.
|Let's Talk Roddenberry!|
A discussion of all things Gene Roddenberry, from Have Gun Will Travel to Star Trek and Andromeda. In honor of the legendary televison writer's 99th birthday. Questions? Email [email protected]. Visit Gene Roddenberry to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Thursday, August 13 at 7:00pm.
|International Geocaching Day!|
Geocaching is a way to "treasure hunt" via the Global Positioning System (GPS). However, it's all about the hunt and locating the cache itself, not a treasure. Join us for an interesting discussion about this real-world, outdoor activity. Questions? Email [email protected]. Visit Geocaching to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Saturday, August 15 at 10:30am.
|ONGOING PROGRAMS - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE|
|Calling All Crafters!|
The Library hosts both a Needlepoint Guild and a Knitting/Quilting Group. Bring your work in progress and chat with fellow crafters.
Needlepoint Guild: Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00am.
Knitters & Quilters: Meet every Friday at 1:00pm.
Exploration! The Brain Station