Milford Public Library Children’s Department 203-783-3312 milfordlibrary.org December Felicty Floo Visits the Zoo! — Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m. CT WIZ Public Health Educator from the West Haven Health Department, Christine, will be reading the story of Felicity Floo who visits the zoo while feeling under the weather. Ignoring the "do not pet the animals" signs, she spreads her cold and makes all of the animals sick. Learn about how germs are spread and what you can do to stay healthy this cold season. Storytime Junior — Thursdays Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m. Join Thursdays for a mini-program of cozy stories and songs in the temporary Children's space as we wait for the new Children's Department to be ready. For children 5 and under with a caregiver. Wednesday, Dec. 11 — Milford public schools have an early. Stop by the library, check out some books to read and participate in the winter scavenger hunt. Tiny-Craft Station — Friday, Dec. 27, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Small and simple STEM crafts available to do in-house. Create a thaumatrope optical illusion and a pipe cleaner "manikin". Crafts suitable for ages 6 and up. Call the Children's Department, Milford Public Library at 203-783-3312 with any questions. Ongoing Preschool Storytime — Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. to the library and enjoy stories, a craft and new friends. For ages 3 and up with a caregiver. Storytime Junior! —Thursdays, Storytime Junior!, a mini-program during the library’s renovation, begins at 10:30 a.m. Stop by and join the Children’s staff for stories and songs in the temporary Children's space as they wait for their new Children's Department to be ready. This program is for children 5 and under with a caregiver. During renovations, they will be located in the big program room near the parking lot entrance. The Children’s Department still provides a wide selection of fiction for a variety of ages and reading abilities, non-fiction and graphic novels. Kids' DVDs, video games and books on CD can be found in the adult department for the duration of the renovation. Free access to all e-content and databases has not changed. Call Children’s staff directly at 203-783-3312 with any questions and visit the Milford Public Library’s Facebook page and milfordlibrary.org for programming and renovation updates. Toddler Time — Every Thursday at 10 and 11 a.m. Share fingerplays, songs and stories together. Come and meet new friends at the library. For ages 2 and under with a caregiver. Chess Club —Sponsored by Milford’s Promise and The Milford Police Union. For players in grades K-12 of all skill levels. Sets will be provided or you may bring your own. A presentation on the fundamentals of chess will be shown. The Chess Club at the library meets the second Tuesday of every month. Registration required.