The Friends of the Milford Library is participating in the 16th annual National Friends of the Library Week. The week runs from Oct. 17 to 23, and the Friends of Milford Library will be once again offering a \u201cParty in the Bag\u201d in place of its usual fundraiser, \u201cParty in the Stacks,\u201d which will not be held again this year due to the pandemic. The bag\u2019s contents will include literary-themed cocktail recipe bookmarks, sweet treats, a trivia game, a specially designed 3D, three dimensional printed bookmark, and more information about the Friends. The bags were inspired by the library\u2019s popular \u201ctake-and-make kits\u201d happening for children and families. The \u201cParty in a Bag\u201d is free and available to library patrons starting on Oct. 19 on the upper floor of the library during regular hours. Bags will be on a first-come, and a first-serve basis. During National Friends of the Library week, people can visit the Friends\u2019 Welcome Table, which is located on the lower level of the Milford Public Library, to find out how to become a member, or simply to show their support. \u201cWhile FOML appreciates its members and their commitment all year,\u201d Pam Pilla, Friends of the Milford Library president, said, \u201cwe look forward to joining with organizations nationwide to celebrate the good work of our local libraries, their dedicated staff members, and our volunteers.\u201d Fundraising efforts will be underway via the the Friends of the Milford Library group\u2019s ongoing gently used book sale. Promotional merchandise will also available for purchase, including masks, coffee mugs and canvas bags. The Friends of the Milford Public Library is a non-profit, 501(c)3 volunteer organization. All proceeds that are raised by the Friends are used to fund children and adult programs, museum passes and expenses that are not covered by the Milford city budget. Visit the library\u2019s website at milfordlibrary.org for more information about the organization. For questions, email the Friends of the Milford Library at the group\u2019s email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.