What’s the most important card you can have in your possession? A library card! It’s your ticket to a wealth of information and entertainment for your whole family. We have books, movies, CDs, education courses and so much more - plus access to audio and e-books, and the collections of other libraries throughout the state of New Hampshire. Whatever you need, the Milton Free Public Library can help you find it! Come in any time to sign up for a card, and get a new patron goody bag!

March News & Events

Attention: Fun Fan Fiction Middle School submissions are due on Friday, March 29. Home-schoolers in Milton of middle school age can submit their stories to the library. Have you ever thought about changing the ending to a favorite book? Maybe you’ve wanted to add a chapter to make some part of the story better, clearer, or just so that things happened the way YOU wanted? Here’s your chance to “fix” one of your favorite books and try to win a great prize! Nute students should turn in their entries to their teachers and others can turn in their entries to the library. Prizes will be awarded on April 18th: First Place $75, Second Place $50, and Third Place $25!

March story hour will take place on Wednesday, March 6th and 13th at 12:30 PM. All are welcome to join us for stories and playtime.

Looking for screen-free fun indoors? Don't forget our second floor play space, full of creative toys and fun games. You could head over to the Children's Museum, or you can pop into the library. (PS Our helpful list of creative play books and toys can give you a place to start. Just ask your librarian for a copy!)

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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/

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!