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Stay healthy and keep reading!
 

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Summer Reading is here! 

Click here to sign up for READsquared, online Summer Reading Bingo and reading tracker

 

Your mission this summer? Read, get outdoors, and have fun with our Summer Reading Bingo. 

 

You can also log the books you read to earn digital badges and a certificate.

 

Complete our Summer Reading Bingo and earn a sweet treat from us,

courtesy of the Friends of Milford Library, while also supporting a local business. 

 

Gift cards will be mailed beginning in July. While supplies last. 

 

Printable version of Summer Reading info

 

Printable version of Summer Reading Bingo Board

 

Questions? Email [email protected]

 

Take and Make Kids’ Kits

take and makewill be available at curbside pick-up and during library hours

beginning the week of June 29. 

 

Please check the library homepage for up-to-date open service hours.

 

A new brown-bagged craft or math activity each week through August 3, while supplies last.

 

Check back to see what's coming up. Easy how-to videos will be posted on our FB page weekly or click on this week's activity to see the video on YouTube.

 

 

week of June 29: Origami Monster/Unicorn Bookmarks SOLD OUT! 

 

week of July 6: Bouncy Dice Explosion SOLD OUT!

 

week of July 13: Summer Visors SOLD OUT!

 

week of July 20:  Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry SOLD OUT!

 

week of July 27: Clothespin Butterflies SOLD OUT!

 

week of August 3: Pirate Treasure Hunt  (click here if you need an extra printable blank grid)

 

 
Virtual Programs
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Sciencetellers Thursday July 30 at 10:30am

 

Join us for Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress,

a virtual Zoom program that combines an exciting adventure with real-time science experiments. 

 

Email [email protected] to register for this Zoom program.

 
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Zoom Storytime Junior!

Thursdays August 6, 13, and 20 at 10:30am.

 

We miss you and want to see your smiling faces! Join us Thursdays on Zoom for an online program of stories and songs.  For children 5 and under with a caregiver.

 

Visit the Storytime Junior registration page to obtain the Zoom ID and password for this virtual program. 

 

Zoom ID/password good for all three dates.

 
book chat

Book Chat Wednesday August 12 at 6:30pm

for our friends in grades K-2. 

 

Book Chat Wednesday August 19 at 6:30pm

for our friends in grades 3-5.

 

Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom and share what you’re reading. 

Chapter book? Great!  Graphic novel?  Awesome! Non-fiction? 

Can’t wait to hear about it! 

 

And bring your favorite at-home snack. We might even play some games!

 

Visit the registration page for your grade below

to obtain the Zoom Id and password for these virtual programs.

 

Book Chat registration for grades K-2

 

Book Chat registration for grades 3-5

 
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COVID-19 Resources for Kids and Families

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Caring for Each Other 

Our friends on Sesame Street provide content for

playful learning, ways to stay safe and parental support.

healing library

courtesy of our friends at the Stratford Public Library

online resources for families coping with Covid-19 and Coronavirus

covidFREE ebook picture books for kids explaining COVID-19

compiled by NYC School Library System

 

over 50 ebooks in a variety of languages to help explain what Covid-19 is, how childrens can help themselves and their communities stay safe and how they can dea with the feelings and emotions they may be experienceing.  Includes titles from Sholastic Publishing, author Shannon Hale's Princess in Black and The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.

 

Free Online Summer Enrichment

 

 

Milford Public Schools Summer Learning: Fun Activity Choice Boards posted weekly and math & literacy activities to keep your brain strong all summer long!

 

 

Camp Candlewick FREE virtual book camp with shared reads, activites and streaming events, for grades 1-12.

 

carTOON Maker Create your own one-panel TOON using favorite characters from TOON books.

 

Scholastic Learn at Home Day-to-day projects to keep minds reading, thinking and growing.

 

Time for Kids digital magazine FREE for the rest of the school year.  Grades K-6.  Registration required.

 

 

Web Comics

 

Audrey's Magic Nine Audrey, a young orphan, goes on a quest to help her new friends unravel an enchanted msytery.

 

Breaking Cat News House cats report on breaking stories like "The people are missing!" and "There is a towel in a box!"

 

Cucumber Quest Bunny kids going on adventures and having fun.

 

Wormworld Saga Reeling from the loss of his mother, Jonas disappears into his grandmother's painting.

 

 

Podcasts

 

Brains On! Answers to life's important kid questions like "Do plants have feelings?" and "Why do we lie?"

 

The Show About Science Kid interviews with special guest scientists to help explain how things work.

 

Wow in the World NPR co-hosts guide curious kids and parents on a journey of the world's wonders.

 

 

Stories & Songs

 

aUDIBLE

 

Audible Stories:  FREE streaming collection of children's audiobooks across six different languages. 

 

 

 

The Fable Cottage online picture books of classic tales in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

 

Greeking Out! from National Geographic:  links to podcasts of ancient Greek myths for the whole family

 

HarperKids Storytime Read Alouds, courtesy of HarperCollins Children's Books

 

NubeOcho Sing-a-longs and Activities in Spanish free contect on the publisher's website, including songs, read alongs and craft activities.

 

PBS Read-Alongs Authors and celebrities read their favorite books weekly on PBSKids' Facebook page and Youtube channel.

 

Read Together, Be Together partnership with Random House Children's Books and Parents Magazines with digital storytime events and educational resources.

 

Read, Wonder and Learn!:  Favorite Authors Share Resources for Learning Anywhere, compiled by author Kate Messner.

 

Read & Learn with Simon Kids "Keep your child reading, learning, and having fun with Simon Kids! This page is a one-stop shop for all of our great resources for parents and educators as you navigate distance learning at home."- Simon & Schuster Publishing

 

Small But MIghty Storytimes for Young Activists and Families from the national Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.  Read by the museum's K-12 educator, these acclaimed picture books celebrate peacemaking, kindness, diversity, and creating positive social change.

 

Storyline Online:  videos of entertainers like Betty White, Kristen Bell and Rami Malek reading stories to your kiddos (or to you,  hey, everyone loves a good story!)

 

Unite for Literacy FREE non-fiction e-books for preK-elementary.  Toggle between Spanish and English language translations.

 

 

STEM/Science Activities

 

 

Bedtime Math's Cabin-Fever Math engaging math activities to do together at home, not online.  PDFs of printable supplies provided.

 

The DadLab This dad of two young boys demonstrates all kids of hands-on science experiements using household items.

 

DK Find Out! free child-focused encyclopedia platform to answer all your curious questions, with the look of the DK books that kids enjoy.

 

Science at Home from the CT Science Center, online prgrams and activities for every day of the week.

 

Maker Maven:  free access to online science challenges and activities using simple household items

 

Mystery Science: K-5 hands-on science lessons

 

NASA Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 online resources

 

[email protected]: free access to activities, games, videos and populat NatGeo titles, like their Weird But True series.

 

SciShow Kids Geared for younger kids, informative and entertaining animation to help explain sceince concepts.

 

Wonderopolis: answers to daily questions to satisy a kids curiosity.  Developed by the National Center for Families Learning.  Includes classroom and learning resources

 

 

 

Hang-out with your favorite authors and illustrators

 

Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story,

a creatvie writing collaboration of author Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador

for Young People's Literature and the Library of Congress

 

Dav Pilkey at Home

 

Kid Lit TV: Read Out Loud

Kid Lit TV: Ready, Set, Draw!

 

Mo Willems @ the Kennedy Center

 

 

 

tumblebooksFREE Access to TumbleBookLibrary e-books through August 31!

 

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use

and feature unlimited access from home!

Read as many books as you want, when you want on any device.

 

Click on the links below and enjoy!

 

Tumble Math

TumbleBookLibrary.com: a K-6 children's e-book database

username: tumble735     password: books

 

TumbleMath.com: a K-6 math e-book database

username: tumble2020     password: A3b5c6

 

 
 
 

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Milford Public Library's Storywalk at Eisenhower Park

 

 

  Check out the book “Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt” by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal, at our Storywalk at Eisenhower Park. 

 

Enjoy a story, fresh air, and a stroll through the woods.

 

MPL's Storywalk was created as the Eagle Scout project of Marco Buschauer, Troop 1 Milford, in partnership with the Milford Public Library's Children's Department and the Friends of Milford Library.

 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

 
 
 
 

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