Milford Public Library

Children’s Department

203-783-3312

milfordlibrary.org

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.

Storytime Junior — Thursdays Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 10:30 a.m. Join on Thursdays for a mini-program of cozy stories and songs in the temporary Children's space as we wait for our new Children's Department to be ready. For children 5 and under with a caregiver.

Quack, Ding, BOING! It’s Storytime — Tuesday Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m.A special storytime full of onomatopoeia - words that sound like the sounds they make. A free copy of Gerald McBoing Boing for every family, courtesy of the CT State Library through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Scavenger Hunt — Wednesday Jan. 29, beginning at 1:30 p.m.Milford Public Schools have an early dismissal.Stop by the library, check out some great books and participate in the winter scavenger hunt. Scavenger Hunt from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Prizes while supplies last.

Take Your Child to the Library Day — Saturday Feb. 1.A great day for the family to visit the library. Snap a fun family pic in the "photo booth". Try and Guess How Many? and win a jar of goodies. Don't forget, adults need library cards also. Take Your Grown-Up to the library and make sure your favorite big person has their own library card. They'll get their own special sticker (just like the kids) and a silly picture on the library’s Facebook page.

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.

Call the Children's Department, Milford Public Library at 203-783-3312 with any questions or visit milfordlibrary.org.