Interested in researching your family tree? The library now has a library subscription to Ancestry.com thanks to the Friends of the Library. To use this service, you must sign in from one of our library computers, or use your own device connected through the library's Wi-Fi. Ask your librarian for help getting started! https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/

Weekly Happenings:


Save the Date!
Join us for a performance of the Modern Times Theater:
"The Perils of Mr Punch: The Astronut."
Waumbeck Park in Milton Mills Thursday, August 15 at 12:30
Modern Times Theater is a the Kids,Books, and Arts event provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council of the Arts & the National Endowment of the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This year's summer reading program theme is "A Universe of Stories". Join us on Thursday mornings from July 11 through August 15 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, for art activities, songs, and games. A snack will be provided. Each participant will receive a logbook to record the title of the books they read this summer, and everyone who completes their reading agreements will be invited to a final party with certificates and awards.

Children of all ages are welcome to register either at the library or online. For more information, please visit the library or give us a call at (603) 473-8535, or email 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) 767-6805


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!

Milton Free Public Library

Cribbage and Card Club at the Library

On Wednesdays from 1 to 3 PM your library is hosting a Cribbage & Cards Club in our upstairs space. Meet some new people and learn to play some fun games - all ages welcome! Please call (603) 473-8535 for more information .