Dear Parents and Caregivers,
         Your children are invited to join the Milton Free Public Library’s summer library program and attend the fun programs and events we are planning for the kids. This summer’s theme, “Build a Better World,” explores all kinds of topics from construction, to recycling, to nature and oceans, and much more.
         There will be games, projects, and snacks every Thursday morning from 10:30 to 12:30. The weekly program starts on 7/6/17 and will go to 8/10/17.
         The public library cares about your children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer. By keeping track of the amount of time your children spend reading or the number of books they will read this summer, children who join the summer library program can earn prizes and keep their minds active. They will enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.
         For more information, call the Milton Free Public Library at (603) 473-8535, email us at, or use our Googleform

Storyteller Simon Brooks coming to Milton Mills! Join us for a morning of great stories that help Build a Better World.

Come to Waumbeck Park in Milton Mills on Wednesday, July 19th at 10:00 AM. In case of inclement weather this event will be moved to the Assembly Of God Church on Route 125 in Milton.

After you have finished your journey into Simon’s stories, you will wonder how so many memorable characters and voices came out of one man.

Funding for the Kids, Books and the Arts event is 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 on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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) 473-2401

The Lakes Region Okinawan Karate meets Monday and Tuesday evenings. Please contact Sensei Howland (603) 557-1590.

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