We are collecting Toys for Tots, which will be distributed by Aid in Milan. Drop off new, unwrapped toys anytime the library is open and we’ll make sure they get to Aid in Milan in time to be shared with Milan area families!
Santa is coming to the library on Saturday, December 14.
Additional programs include Christmas Storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers, “Christmas Stories and Crafts” for kindergartners through second graders, a Winter Treats program for 3rd – 5th graders, and Gingerbread House programs for 6th – 12th graders.
Reserve On-Order Items!
You can now place reserves on items before they arrive in the library. Materials that are on-order have brief records in the catalog that you can use to place your name on the reserve list. As soon as the item is available, we’ll hold it for you and let you know it’s here!
The Michigan Secretary of State now has an ExpressSOS online service which is available on Milan Public Library computers. There is a desktop shortcut on our express workstation and other library computers will have shortcuts available by August 1 (you can get to this website from any computer browser). You can renew your driver’s license, vehicle tabs, obtain a replacement vehicle title or registration and more!
Check out our new No Frills Catalog!
Great for mobile devices or dial-up. We’re testing this access, so let us know what you think. Click here to get to the No Frills Catalog.
Michigan Activity Pass Program
The Michigan Activity Pass program offers free or discounted admission to a variety of local museums and other cultural attractions. The program is entirely online this year. See the Michigan Activity Pass website for more information about participating locations and to use your library card to check out passes. You may check out one pass per card. Passes are valid for one week and offers vary by attraction. Click here to see the list of attractions and info on what the activity pass covers.
Michigan Big Green Gym
Check out a Michigan Big Green Gym pass from our library for a free entrance pass into any state park or recreation area. Choose your state park by visiting the Michigan DNR Parks and Trails Directory.
Break Some New Ground This Summer with the Adult Summer Reading Program!
Register here or in the library.
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!
Geek the Library Is Here!
Geek/Verb. 1: To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for. 2: To express interest in. 3: To possess a large amount of knowledge in. 4: To promote.
On Saturday, June 23 the Milan Public Library launched its participation in Geek the Library with a day long event! Lots of folks dropped by the Library to learn about this exciting campaign to raise awareness for public libraries plus win prizes and enjoy some snacks at the same time! You can also tell us what you geek…because whatever you geek the Library supports you!
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We are excited to introduce our new newsletter, which will be published 3-4 times per year and will include information on upcoming programs and events, and other news about the Library and our resources and services.
Do you have a specific computer task you need to accomplish? Are you wondering how to research a topic online? How about learning what job and career resources are available to you at the library? You can now Book a Librarian for up to one hour of one-on-one help researching a topic, learning specific computer tasks (call to ask what we can help with and/or to schedule an appointment). Contact us at 734-439-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to helping you!