Milton Summer Campers and Summer Reading Patrons Enjoy the
Modern Times Theater "Punch & Judy" Show at the Milton Town Beach

Thank you!

We are so grateful to all the donors for this wonderful, and wonderfully funny, presentation! The Modern Times Theater puppet show was a 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.

Special thanks also goes to all who helped make our summer reading program a success!

  • Thank you to The Pink House in Milton for supporting and encouraging our young readers.
  • Thank you to Milton Recreation for their support for the Modern Times Theater venue.
  • Thank you to the librarians at Nute Middle/High School and Milton Elementary for helping with publicity.
  • Thank you to Pizza Nook in Milton for their excellent end of summer reading goodies.
  • And a great big thank you to Librarian Amy Hampton for making summer reading so much fun.


In addition, we had a great summer thanks to these folks:

  • Thank you to the Friends of the Milton Free Public Library for their support of all of Milton's library patrons.
  • Thank you to Betty Ann Beam for her season-long beautiful gardens in front of the library.
  • Thank you to LCHIP for its grant awards to help restore our historic building.
  • Thank you to Budel Construction for its good work, patience and professionalism during the renovations.


Upcoming News & Events

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!

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:

Milton Free Public Library

Help Us Celebrate: Save the Date for a reception at the library at 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 5th, to celebrate the rehabilitation of our historic bell-tower. Join us for bell-ringing and light refreshments.



Story Hour: Story hour will begin again on Thursday, September 5th at 10:30 AM. Join us each week, same time and place!

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.