Summer Reading Program:
Information about Coronavirus and related issues (reliable local, state, and federal sources; self-care; how to get or give help; and more)
Youth information - online resources, screen-free activities, virtual events, COVID-19 information/books/journals for children, and more
eBooks and eAudiobooks
Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)
MeL has a variety of reading, research, and learning resources for all ages – ebooks, youth activities, ACT/SAT/PSAT test prep, and more. See all MeL eResources here, options specifically for children here, and test prep here.
Tumblebooks has provided free access to their resources through August 31.
Tumblebook Library - children's ebooks
TumbleMath - children's math ebooks
TeenBookCloud - ebooks for 7th - 12th grades
AudioBookCloud - all ages - audiobooks
Capstone has provided free access to Capstone Interactive eBooks and PebbleGo Next during this time of school and library closings.
Capstone Interactive eBooks (children - all ages):
PebbleGo Next (for elementary ages):
PebbleGo (preschool/early elementary) is available through MeL here (no login needed).
Learn a new language with Mango Languages. Set up your free account here to get started.
We have compiled additional resources here
Summer Reading Program
June 15 - August 29
Children are invited to read and listen to books, earn prizes, and participate in library events this summer.
This summer will be different from previous years, but we are looking forward to encouraging reading and listening to books and to hosting fun events and projects.
We will have screen-free activities to do at home in addition to online events.
See details about our children's Summer Reading Program here.
See information about our TNT (Teen & Tween, 6th - 12th grade) Summer Reading Program here.
Our monthly children’s e-newsletter provides information about children’s events, new children’s books, and library news.
You may read this month’s newsletter and sign up to receive the newsletter here.
During the time we are closed, we may send newsletters more than once a month to keep you informed of updates and keep you connected to library resources.
Do you need a library card now while we are closed? Email us at email@example.com with your name, address, and phone number, and we can issue you a temporary card which will allow you to use our online resources while we are closed. If you are not sure if you are in our service area, you can check here or email us and we'll help you.
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.
Stay-at-Home Story Night is on Facebook Live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 P.M. See details here.
Our calendar of events is here.
See additional virtual events as they are scheduled here.
Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program this year will be different from previous years, but we are still looking forward to providing fun events and encouraging reading! Due to the current circumstances, we are revising our usual programming and moving to online events. We would appreciate hearing what you would like to see this year. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
As we plan our Summer Reading Program, we invite you to share your thoughts in our survey here.
We will have virtual book club meetings while we are closed. If your child already attends book club, please check your email for details. If your child would like to attend for the first time, please email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have three monthly book clubs for children:
Book Buddies for kindergartners through 2nd graders
Bookworms for 2nd and 3rd graders
Chapter Chatters for 3rd through 5th graders
See details here.
Storytime is being held online while we are closed. See details here.
Also see a variety of online reading, music, and other educational resources here.
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.
See details here
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.
In the interest of public health, these program is on hiatus at this time.
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.