Milford Public Library

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!

 


Public Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm

*UPDATE* The above hours will remain in effect indefinitely.  We will increase hours once we are comfortable with our safety procedures and staffing levels. 
   

Please observe the following while making use of library services:
 

  • All patrons and staff are required to wear a mask while in the Library.
  • All users must maintain social distancing and obey all directional and instructional signage within the library.
  • Computer use is limited to 45 minutes per day/per patron. Limited computer assistance will be available.
  • Please limit your visit to one hour.  There is no furniture to sit in with the exception of the computer terminals.
  • The Passport Office and Brain Station remain closed.  See staff for access to the Local History Room collection.
  • Our Children’s Department is still in its temporary space.  Room usage is limited to 15 visitors at one time.  Children must remain with an adult.
  • Water fountains are unavailable.  Our restrooms are open, and will be deep cleaned nightly.
  • Building occupancy is limited to 50% of capacity.
  • No materials donations accepted at this time.

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.

Staff are available to assist you via phone or email, as well as in person.  If you have a question on services, or need assistance, please contact us before your visit.

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.   


We miss all of our patrons and look forward to seeing you again soon!

 

Contact information for library assistance, new cards, or card extensions:

Phone: 203-783-3290
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @MilfordPublicLibraryCT
Website: milfordlibrary.org

Staff are monitoring all phone and email accounts. 

 

Curbside Pick-Up!
We now have curbside pick-up! The only items available for pickup will be items placed on hold through our online catalog, or via telephone or email request. Patrons will be limited to 5 holds at one time. Our statewide and consortia delivery systems are not yet operational so you will not be able to place holds on items from other libraries. Any library materials that were ready for your pickup before we closed will be held for you until we re-open. UPDATE: As of June 15, our pick-up hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday: 3:00-5:00; Thursday: 4:00-6:00 and Saturday, 10:00-12:00. We are scheduling appointments to ensure patron and staff safety. We will call you to schedule yor pick-up time.  

digital access card
*NEW* If you are a Milford resident, but have never had a card, we are now offering Digital Access cards. Please complete the application form or contact us via phone, email or FB message to get started! We will need your name, current Milford address, email (required for digital access), phone number and date of birth. This card will allow you to access any of our online resources, including ebooks, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines! You may also use it to place reserves on library materials. Stop in during our open to upgrade it to a full service card!

     

amazon smileDue 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.

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Support the Milford Public Library


Receive an exclusive 'I Milford Public Library' window cling by donating $5 to the Friends of the Milford Library below. 
 

Click here to get your cling! 
 

A very limited number of window clings will also be available at curbside pickup for a $5 cash donation. (Beginning Tuesday, June 16)!

Resource Center





Visit our Resource Center to discover new and interesting links to activities and sites you can enjoy at home.  Virtual visits and tours, concerts, genealogy resources, games and more!  Something for everyone!


Check back frequently as we add more options!

 
acornNew 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.
AUGUST PROGRAMS 

adult summer readingKids 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!
Program is open for those 18 years and older.

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
Open hours when everyone is welcome to pop into our makerspace to see what we're up to! Email [email protected] or visit our Brain Station web page for more information

Book Discussion Groups    

Romance Book Group*:

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Thursday, August 13 at 10:00am
Facilitator: Cathy Ratzenberger, [email protected]

Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

Popular Fiction Book Group*:
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Chris Angeli, [email protected]
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

Classic Book Discussion*:
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
Thursday, August 27 at 10:00am

Facilitator: Nancy Abbey, [email protected]
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

 

*Please email the facilitator for information on how to join the discussion. Some groups may meet via Zoom, others outdoors and in-person.  
 

 

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Gallery Space: Scott CamphausenDisplay Cases: Milford Prevention Council

Thank you to the Friends of the Milford Library for generously funding our programs.

 

 

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