Our monthly children’s e-newsletter provides information about children’s programs, new children’s books, and library news. You may read this month’s newsletter and sign up to receive the newsletter here.
Click here for information about our monthly book clubs:
Book Buddies for kindergarteners through 2nd graders
Bookworms for 2nd and 3rd graders
Chapter Chatters for 3rd through 5th graders
Storytime (for ages 3-5) and Tiny Tales (for ages 2 and younger) include stories, music, dance, crafts, and related activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Click here for details.
See information about the Nature Walk/Wander Pack Exploration event and additional children's activities here.
If you are at least four years old and live in our service area (and for adults, if you work full-time in Milan or own property in Milan), you may get a free library card at our library. Our service area includes the city of Milan, Augusta Township, and the parts of Pittsfield Township and York Township that are in Milan Area Schools.
Kindergarten through 12th grade students who do not live in our service area, but are enrolled in Milan Area Schools may get a free student library card at our library.
You may also use your card from other MILibrary card participating libraries at our library.
See here for everything you need to know about getting a library card.
How many books or DVDs can I check out? What else can I check out? Can I renew a CD? For how long? Find answers to these questions and more here.
Thank you to all of our Summer Reading Program supporters!
Our 2019 Youth Summer Reading program concluded another successful year at the end of August. This year's theme was A Universe of Stories, and the universe of Milan was instrumental in supporting the program’s success. More than 500 children and teens participated this summer by reading, listening to books, and attending events at the library.
The Youth Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read and/or listen to books throughout the summer to maintain and build their literacy skills. The library provides structured reading goals, and generous donations from community sponsors provide incentives which encourage and reward achieving reading/listening goals. Youth were rewarded with ice cream, pizza, bread sticks, bowling, and more this summer. Thank you to each of our sponsors:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Daisies and Donuts
Friends of Milan Public Library
Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Life is Sweet Bakery and Café
Milan Dairy Barn
Pick & Go
Quality 16 Theater
Saline Community Fair
University Musical Society
Wiard’s Cider Mill and Apple Orchard
Wild Swan Theater
In addition to supporting reading achievements, the library provides fun activities to encourage learning and inquiry throughout the summer. The programs this year ranged from space themed hands-on activities from Michigan Science Center in June to an exciting magic show by Jeff Wawrzaszek of A2 Magic in August.
Community partnerships contribute to the success of events throughout the summer. Teachers and principals from Paddock and Symons read for Teacher TALES, and Milan Parks and Recreation provides the use of The Center and Wilson Park for events.
The annual Touch a Truck event highlights the collaboration and support in our community. The library and Milan Parks and Recreation cohosted the event, Milan Area Schools provided the parking lot of the Milan Middle School, and 27 organizations and businesses participated in the event. Children enjoyed exploring the vehicles and speaking with the drivers to learn about the jobs they do in our community, and many drivers expressed how much they enjoyed participating and sharing information with the children. The participants this year ranged from motorcycles to a crane and a historic fire engine to a modern one. Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who donated their time to provide this opportunity for our community:
ABATE of Michigan Region 14
American Red Cross
Bob’s Arctic Cat
Books on Bikes
Gotts Transit Mix
Huron Valley Ambulance
Just Right Grain Systems
Milan Area Fire Department
Milan Area Historical Society
Milan Area Schools
Milan Department of Public Works
Milan Police Department
Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Monroe County Road Commission
Pepsi Beverage Company
U. S. Army
University of Michigan Transportation
University of Michigan Heavy Equipment Garage
Washtenaw County Road Commission
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office
We appreciate the support of the community to provide a fun and educational Summer Reading Program for our youth.
We have a variety of book lists here: books by Guided Reading Levels, suggestions based on books you have liked, award winning books, and more.
Check out free or reduced admission passes to Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more. See the MAP website here for more information and to check out passes.