Milton Free Public Library

Interested in researching your family tree? The library now has a library subscription to 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!

Story times in January will be on Wednesday, January 2nd and Wednesday January 23rd at 12:30 PM.

Join us for a Winter Doldrums party on Saturday, January 19 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Our young friends will enjoy games, crafts, refreshments AND a welcome break from the winter routine.

What’s the most important card you can have in your possession? A library card! It’s your ticket to a wealth of information and entertainment for your whole family. We have books, movies, CDs, education courses and so much more - plus access to audio and e-books, and the collections of other libraries throughout the state of New Hampshire. Whatever you need, the Milton Free Public Library can help you find it! Come in any time to sign up for a card, and get a new patron goody bag!

Weekly Happenings:

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!