Milford Public Library Children\u2019s Department 203-783-3312 milfordlibrary.org Wednesday, Dec. 11 \u2014 Milford public schools have an early dismissal. Stop by the library, check out some books to read and participate in the winter scavenger hunt. Storytime Junior \u2014 Thursdays Dec. 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. Tiny-Craft Station \u2014 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 \u2014 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! \u2014Thursdays, Storytime Junior!, a mini-program during the library\u2019s renovation, begins at 10:30 a.m. Stop by and join the Children\u2019s 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\u2019s 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\u2019s staff directly at 203-783-3312 with any questions and visit the Milford Public Library\u2019s Facebook page and milfordlibrary.org for programming and renovation updates. Toddler Time \u2014 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 \u2014Sponsored by Milford\u2019s 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.