Milton Free Public Library

High School Fan Fiction Contest :
The Milton Free Public Library annual Fun Fan Fiction Contest is now underway! All Milton High School Students are invited to change an existing piece of literature (books and stories, please) by adding a character, adding a scene, or changing the ending to enhance the work. Entries will be judged on writing, creativity in the changes, and staying in the “voice” of the original author. 3 winners will be selected by the Friends of the Milton Free Public Library. First place prize is $100, Second is $75, and Third is $50.
Entries are due by February 9 and the winners will be announced during the “Nute Week Festivities the afternoon of Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Milton Learns :

Native Americans and First Peoples:
The Milton Recreation Department, Nute School and Public Library, Milton Elementary School Library, and the Milton Free Public Library are teaming together for the town to explore the first people of our country and of our region. We will read the legends of the First Peoples, explore herbal lore, and crafts. For a culminating event, we will have a story teller  from  the Abenaki Tribe recount the best of their stories.

Weekly Happenings:

March story times will be Wednesday, March 7th at 1:30 PM at the library, and Wednesday, March 21st at 1:30 PM at the Milton Fire Station in Milton. We hope you'll join us!

Calling All Crafters!
The Milton Free Public Library Kninjas resume meetings on Friday afternoons 3:30-5: starting Friday, September 16. All craft disciplines are welcome!

Yoga classes are available Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM. Please contact Betsy Baker for more information (603) 473-2401

One Thousand Books before Kindergarten:
The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently. Reading to children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. Reading with children will also help to instill in them self-awareness, confidence and an understanding of their place in the world.

HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS?  It’s easy!  
One book a day for three years  = 1000                Three books a day for one year  = 1000

Ten books a week for two years = 1000

WHAT COUNTS?  Everything! Every book you read counts every time you read it! Books your child hears in story time count. Books that others read to your child count. It all counts!

WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? Sign up at the Milton Free Public Library. We will give you sheets to help you keep count of the first 100 books. When you finish reading 100 books, come back to the library for another set of sheets. We will celebrate all who finish reading 1000 books with a special event.
WHEN: Today! Register anytime when your child is between birth and five years old. It’s one of the best gifts you will ever give your child…and yourself!