Milford Library Corner

The youngest winner of the Dolce/Milford Public Library Easter Coloring Contest - Tyson Gomez, age 2

By Robin Lank

The library staff honored the Friends of the Milford Public Library volunteer organization with a very deserving tribute at their monthly meeting in April. The group was and is saluted as our Unsung Hereos in recognition of their hard work, commitment, time and effort all supporting our library. The mission of the Friends is to support and promote the goals, activities, and operations of the library. The members of the group were each presented with a certificate of appreciation for their dedication and service. The group as a whole was presented with a large scrapbook-like display featuring photos of past functions and activities as well as words of thanks and deep appreciation.

The Friends of the Library are having a sale! No, not a book sale, but a Jewelry sale. Jewelry, handbags, and accessories will be on sale in the Smith Conference Room on Thursday, April 26 from 9am to 8pm; Friday, April 27, from 9am to 8pm; and Saturday April 28, from 9am to 2pm.

Register today for computer classes at the library. The library will offer Basic Skills – Lesson 1 on Thursday, April 19 at 11am and Basic Skills – Lesson 2, on Friday, April 20, at 11am. Registrants must have a valid Delaware library card and pin number to attend.

Jamie McGhee of the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the 10 Warning Signs” on Wednesday, May 16, at 3:00p.m.

The library now offers free resume assistance. Our volunteer will help you get your resume on the computer and ready to print. Call the library to make an appointment.

Children’s Corner
Congratulations to the winners of the MPL/Dolce Easter Coloring Contest. And the winners are. . . Tyson Gomez, Jordyn Casper, Sigrid Evers, Justin Boyer, Daniel Winston, and Victoria Little. First place winners received a $10 gift certificate from Dolce and other Easter surprises from the library. Honorable mentions received a Dolce cookie coupon.

Bark For Books! The library is beginning a new program for beginning and struggling readers. Registered participants will practice reading with a therapy dog. The charismatic canines help create a non-threatening, non-judgmental, stress-free environment for students of all ages. Students will read one – on – one to the dog. The program will be held every Wednesday afternoon from 4 – 5p.m. beginning April 18. Call the library for more information or to register.

Two for tea and grandma makes three – You are cordially invited to a very special mother/daughter/grandmother Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 12, at 11a.m. Put on your Sunday best and join us for a special all-girl get together. Call the library to register. (Children under 12 and at least one adult.)

The Milford Lions Club will provide Vision Screening for children ages 3-5 on Tuesday, May 1, at 10:30a.m. and 4pm. The screening is FREE. Parents must sign a consent form.

April Showers bring May Flowers to children ages 3-6 in Story Hour on Tuesday, May 1, at 10:30a.m. and 4p.m. It’s all about What Mommies Do Best on May 8. Let’s fly a kite on May 15. Meet Frog and Toad on 5/22. Story Hour on 5/29 will be all about bikes. Bring along your trikes and bikes for a ride in the park.

It’s Mother Goose Day! Create a simple costume and join us on May 3 at 10:30a.m. for a Toddler Time Mother Goose Costume Party. (Jack and Jill – bandage on boy’s head and they carry sand pails; keep it simple and have fun.)

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 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.