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By Robin Lank

Happy New Year! Join us at the library in 2012 for exciting and educational programs for adults and children.

Children’s Corner
Join us in the Children’s Library for Story Hours, Toddler Times, Book Clubs, Plays, Puppet Shows, Movies, Bedtime Story Hours, Family Nights, Summer Reading and MORE!

January birthdays – 1/16, Martin Luther King, Jr. – Civil Rights Activist – Famous Speech, I Have a Dream. 1/17 – Benjamin Franklin – Founding Father – First Library, Published Poor Richard’s Almanac 1/18 – A. A. Milne – Creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, Father of Christopher Robin. Raymond Briggs – Author of the British Classic The Snowman. 1/29 – Rosemary Wells – Creator of Max and Ruby.

*Family Stages will present That Fabulous Franklin, Saturday, January 14, at 11:00a.m., a play about America’s wise and witty founding father, Benjamin Franklin. This fun-filled look at Ben Franklin’s past gives us a lesson for the present and inspiration for the future. The show is designed for the entire family.

Ben and the Book Worms – Be a Book Worm and Learn!. Young Readers Book Worms (Grades K-3) will read Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin. Stop by the library and check out a copy, read it, and join us on 1/26 at 4:00p.m. for discussion, activities, and a story related snack. The Book Worms (Grades 3-5) will read Ben and Me: An Astonishing LIFE of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN By His Good Mouse AMOS, Discovered, Edited & Illustrated by ROBERT LAWSON, and will meet on 1/30, at 6:30p.m.

See Martin Luther King, Jr. on our BIG screen on January 16 at 2:00p.m.

Help the birds out this winter and make bird feeders with us on January 18 at 4:00p.m.

Put on your P.J.’s and join us for Bedtime Story Hour on 1/27 at 6:30p.m. Bring along your blanket, pillow pal, teddy bear, or whatever makes you comfy!

Keep warm this winter. . . wear your mittens! Children ages 3-6 are invited to join us for Story Hour on 1/3 for Mitten Match. Don’t forget your mittens! Soup’s On! Warm up your insides on 1/10. Parents bring in your favorite soup recipes to share. Help us celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday on 1/17. Wear your party clothes on 1/24; we’re having a Pooh Party! Bring along a friend from the 100 acre wood. Winter is here so Let it Snow! Story Hour on 1/31 will be all about snow. Story Hour is held every Tuesday at 10:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.

Children ages 1 & 2 can toddle on over to Toddler Time every Thursday morning at 10:30a.m. Wear your mittens to Toddler Time on Thursday 1/5. We’ll warm up our insides on 1/12 with rhymes and songs. 1,2,3. . .It’s All About Me! We’ll learn about our bodies on 1/19 with songs and rhymes. It will be Me & You & a Bear Named Pooh on 1/26. Bring along a friend from the 100 acre wood.
Visit the Milford Public Library located at 11 S.E. Front St., overlooking Library Square Park. The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 am-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm. Check out our website at www.milfordpubliclibrary.org. You can access the Delaware Library Catalog to reserve or renew materials, access your library card account, or just take a leisurely look at what is available at your Delaware libraries. If you need any assistance, call 422-8996.

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