Weekly Happenings:

You are invited to compete in Milton Free Public Library and Milton Recreation's 8th Annual Gingerbread House Competition, Sunday, December 17 at 2:30 PM at the Emma Ramsey Community Center (424 White Mountain Highway, Milton). All competing entries should be dropped off at the Emma Ramsey Center by 1:30 on the day of the event.

The contest will take place during the 26th Annual VFW Post #8393 Toys for Kids Christmas Party -- bring an unwrapped toy to put under the tree. Winners will be announced at 2:30 and prizes and trophies will be awarded. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy great entertainment and plenty of delicious treats.

Milton Free Public Library

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!