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Hello Milan!

We have extensive brick work going on just outside the library door, likely all day today (Monday). NEW INFO HERE: To get to us, you can go up the front steps to City Hall and then down the side steps to the Library OR you can come to the side door (on side of library that faces Neckel Ct.) marked TEMPORARY ACCESSIBLE LIBRARY ENTRANCE. We apologize for the inconvenience! If you can’t access the library and have materials to return, please give us at call at 439-1240 and we’ll take care of it!

Give your eclipse glasses a second chance!

Astronomers Without Borders and Explore Scientific are collecting glasses to be sent to schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. We will have a box at the library — bring your eclipse glasses in and we’ll get them to Astronomers Without Borders. You’ll need new glasses for the 2024 eclipse anyway!

Fall  Programs

Register here for children’s programs this fall:
Tiny Tales (ages 2 and younger)
Storytime (ages 3-5)
Elementary Book Clubs
Young Rembrandts art class (K – 5th grade)
TALK Play Date (5 years and younger)
International Games Week event (all ages)

Register here for TNT (Teen & Tween) events:
TNT Book Club – 6th – 8th grade & 9th – 12th grade
Game Days


We had a GREAT time at the Drummunity Program and Ice Cream Social and were happy to have so many of you with us to share the experience! We’d love to hear your ideas for other programs that we might be able to bring to our community. Email us at!

Touch a Truck

Thank you to the businesses and organizations that participated in our Touch a Truck event:

Abate Michigan – Region 14
American Red Cross of Southeast Michigan – Monroe County
Crown Lift Trucks
Dave’s Towing Milan
HART Huron Valley
Huron Valley Ambulance
Just Right Grain Systems
Janice and Ricky Kiger/Kiger Farm
Milan Police Department and
Milan Department of Public Works.

Thank you also to City of Milan, Michigan for the use of Wilson Park for this event.

See more pictures from the event here.

Milan Public Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

The Milan Public Library Board is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the library board until December 31, 2017. This is an unpaid position. The Library Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM.

Candidates must be a City of Milan resident and a registered voter. Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and a resume / credentials summary to Larry Biederman, Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash St., Milan, MI, 48160 or

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program begins Wednesday, June 14. Children, teens, and adults are invited to read or listen to books, earn prizes, and attend events at the library.

See more about our children’s Summer Reading Program (for toddlers through 5th graders) here and register here.

See more about out TNT (Teen and Tween, 6th – 12th grade) Summer Reading Program here and register here.

Learn about our Adult Summer Reading program here and register for it here!


Paper Recycling

Help the Library, the City and the Planet!

Bring your recyclable papers to the new Green & Yellow Paper Retrieve Bin, located next to City Hall. The Milan Public Library and the City of Milan have partnered to encourage paper recycling and will each earn money per ton of paper recycled. The bin can take newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, books, phone books, office/school papers. PLEASE NO: cardboard, plastics, glass, food containers, etc. JUST PAPER!

Recycling saves electricity, water, oil and greenhouse gases! Build a better world by recycling!

NEW – TumbleBook Library

We have a new subscription to TumbleBook Library. Thank you to the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation for the grant which is funding this service.

Click on the TumbleBook Library link above to read and/or listen to animated picture books as well as graphic novels, chapter books, books in Spanish, and more. See more information here.

Michigan Activity Pass

map logo You may use your library card to check out free or reduced admission passes to museums, state parks, and other cultural institutions through the Michigan Activity Pass program. See more information here.


Traveling over the holidays or school break?

Looking for a way to stay connected on the road? Check out the library’s Mobile Hotspots!

The Milan Public Library has T-Mobile Wifi Hotspots to loan to Milan card holders over 18 years old. The rental fee (to cover the monthly access charges) is $5 for 3 days, $10 for 7 days and includes unlimited data. Each WiFi Mobile Hotspot supports internet access for up to 10 devices. Get in queue for an available hotspot by clicking “Place a Hold” here.

Or if you need the hotspot for a very specific date range, we also offer reservations for specific dates. Add just $7 to the loan fee to reserve a Hotspot for a family vacation, holidays, or any specific time of year you may need it. To reserve a hotspot for a specific date, click here.


Adopt a Magazine!  

Help the library stretch its budget by sponsoring the magazine of your choice!  The Library subscribes to magazines for everyone in the family covering a wide range of topics — cars, humor, cooking, crafts, news, entertainment,  sports, science, nature, home improvement and more!  Click here for a list of magazines available — scroll down the list for youth magazines!

The average subscription cost is only $20/year and your donation may be tax deductible!

To adopt a magazine, just pick up a brochure at the library, choose from the list, complete the form and turn it in at the Information Desk with your check for $20/magazine!  Easy peasy and a big help to the library!

Student Library Card

Milan Public Library now offers a Student Library Card to kindergarten through 12th grade students who attend Milan Area Schools and do not live in our service area.

If you would like your child to receive a Student Library Card, come to the library with your child, your photo ID and proof of current address, and proof of your child’s enrollment in Milan Area Schools.

With a Student Library Card, students may check out up to 3 print items (books and magazines) and 1 audiovisual item (DVD, audiobook, or CD).

Additional information about receiving a library card at our library is available here.

Youth Internet Policy Change

Milan Public Library’s Board of Trustees has amended the library’s internet use policy. A parent or guardian’s signed permission is no longer required for children and teens to use youth computers with internet access at the library.

The library board and library staff respect parents’ decisions regarding their children’s internet use. We encourage you to discuss your expectations with your children. Your children and the adults who accompany them to the library will be responsible for following your guidelines. Library staff will not restrict use based on age.

The policy change was carefully considered and approved due to many factors including the need for students to use the internet and their Google Drive accounts for school assignments. Everyone under 18 may only access filtered youth computers.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the library, by email at, or by calling 734-439-1240.