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/

Now that spring is in the air, don't forget about our adventure bags! These bags are stocked with fun things to do outdoors. Learn how to use a compass, collect some insects to examine under a magnifying glass (and then release), fly a kite, or write in a nature journal - there are plenty of tools to help kids make the most of their imaginations and enjoy our natural world. Patrons in good standing can check out these bags any time.

The Milton Free Public Library will hold our annual kite flying day on Saturday, May 25th at the Milton Town Beach. We will have some kites to share, but please bring your own if you have one. We're looking forward to a warm spring day spent enjoying the glorious outdoors. All are welcoome.

Weekly Happenings:

May story hour will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 12:30 PM. All are welcome to join us for stories and playtime.

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!

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