Delayed Opening – Monday, October 24
We will be closed on Monday, October 24 from 10:00 until 2:30 P.M. We will open at 2:30 P.M.
Halloween Tiny Tales (ages 2-3) – Thursday, October 27 at 10:30
Halloween Storytime (ages 3-5) – Friday, October 28 at 10:30
Halloween Family Storytime (best for preschool – 1st grade, all ages welcome) – Saturday, October 29 at 10:30
You’ll hear Halloween stories, sing a Halloween song, and create a Halloween craft. Costumes are welcome. Please register here.
Halloween Fun! (2nd – 5th grade) – Monday, October 31 at 2:00 P.M.
It’s a half day of school in Milan. We’ll make a Halloween project in the afternoon. Costumes are welcome. Please register here.
TNT Jack-o-lantern Carving (6th – 12th grade) – Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 P.M.
The library will provide pumpkins for you to carve. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.
We are accepting applications for a Substitute Circulation Assistant. See more information here.
Check out the library’s Mobile Hotspots!
Thanks to the Friends of Milan Public Library, we now offer WiFi Mobile Hotspots for 3 or 7 day loans to Milan card holders over 18 years old. Great for travel, working away from school or home, or internet access anywhere you don’t already have it. 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.
Michigan Activity Pass
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.
Looking for your next good read?
Ready to get the jump on your holiday shopping?
Stop by the Friends of the Library’s BIG sale next week, October 17-October 22! We have hundreds of new items going out all week! Most hardcovers $1, paperbacks .50, specially priced gift items, and kids items cost even less!). Many, many $1/bag books!
Autumn Leaves Candle Holders ($3 materials fee)
Do you sometimes just wish you could kick back and have fun creating something crafty and easy? Leave stress behind and come be creative at our new monthly teen/adult Craft Afternoons program!
The first Saturday of each month, we’ll make something fun and functional and you’ll also get instructions for a craft to do at home. AND maybe win something while you’re at it!
Registration requested as space is limited. Call 734-439-1240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Thank you to the following for supporting our youth Summer Reading Program:
Our library’s patrons who donated to youth programming
The City of Milan for the use of the Wilson Park Pavilion and the Senior and Community Activity Center for programs
The Friends of Milan Public Library
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Milan Dairy Barn
The Morning Owl
Zap Zone Fun Center
The Library’s millage was passed! We are so grateful for the overwhelming support of our wonderful community!
Information About the Library’s Millage Request
Drop in to play a game with friends. Choose from the library’s selection of playing cards or board games or bring your own. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
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.
Library Awarded Three Grants
Our library has received three grants from the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation.
One will be used to purchase archival quality, acid free boxes in which to store our fragile paper copies of Milan area newspapers.
The second is designated for a one-year contract audiobook lease which will provide an additional 18 audiobooks that we can switch out throughout the year.
The final grant will support “Play and Learn” programs for preschoolers and other children’s programming at the library with the purchase of Launchpads (preloaded children’s learning tablets), a small puppet theater, and other materials to support our early literacy programming.
Thank you to the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation for their support.
The Milan Public Library, and the community of Milan, lost a treasured friend and community leader this past week. We are deeply grateful for the long life of Marilyn Alexander, her many contributions to Milan and especially for her leadership of the Friends of the Library. A tribute to her life may be found here.