High School Fan Fiction Contest :
The Friends of the Milton Free Public Library are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Fun Fan Fiction Contest at Nute High School. Participants did a great job! All the entrants were conscientious of following the contest rules and were creative in finding different angles to their stories.

Senior Maya Keller took home first place by turning the legendary story "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson on its head. The Friends noted the unusual take of turning Helen Keller’s disabilities into a child’s ruse for attention.

Second place went to 8th grader Emma Goff, who changed the entire book "5th Wave" by Rick Yancy to a dream sequence. Miss Goff made a serious change to the plot that was clear and easy to follow.

Third place went to 8th grade student Abigail Oberto. Miss Oberto changed the viewpoint of the story from one character to another in "Son" by Lois Lowry. The Friends noted that Abigail’s writing was quite clear, as was the dialogue.

Weekly Happenings:

March story times will be Wednesday, April 4th at 1:30 PM at the library, and Wednesday, April 18th at 1:30 PM at the Milton Fire Station in Milton. We hope you'll join 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) 473-2401

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

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!

We're going to celebrate the end of winter whether it's finished with us or not! Join us for a children's party on Saturday, April 28. Fun, food, games, and good company. All are welcome.

April vacation is coming up! Perhaps this is a good time to plan a trip to a local, or not so local, museum. Remember, the Friends of the Milton Free Public Library will reimburse you for up to $20 of your admission fee.Download a Friends Museum Reimbursement Program form here.