Milton Free Public Library

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/

The Ultimaker 2 3-D Printer is available until the end of the year!


Annual Gingerbread House Contest:

The Milton Free Public Library and Milton Recreation will host our annual gingerbread house contest as part of the Toys for Kids holiday party and brunch with Santa on Saturday, December 7 from 10 AM to 1:30 PM at the Emma Ramsey Community Center. Entries should be dropped off on December 6 or before 10 AM on event day.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best children's entry - children 12 and under, made by a child
Best family entry - family working together on one entry
Best in show - most original and creative entry.

Entry forms and contest instructions can be picked up at the recreation department, the post office, the library, and other locations around town.

Weekly Happenings:

We have good news for our patrons who use the interlibrary loan system to get books from libraries across New Hampshire! Some of you may remember that the state's prior automated interlibrary loan system stopped working since then libraries from every corner of the state have worked closely together to get folks the books they need by searching individual catalogs and using the phone and email.Well now, with the new system, patrons will be able to undertake their own searches and requests! Instead of waiting until the library is open, you can browse and make requests on your own. Don't worry, we are here to help you navigate this new system, and in the meantime, if you're eager to get started, here's a YouTube tutorial which explains the process. Patrons who are reading a series or interested in multiple books by the same author will especially appreciate the ability to create and save lists to your account.Log in to the new system here, using your bar code and pin number.


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

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!


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

Yoga classes have been temporarily suspended . Look for Saturday classes returning in November!


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!