Busy month planned at the Milford Library

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Music in the Park will return in June at the Milford Public Library

Milford Public Library has announced their events calendar for June. One of the featured events is a Super Local Author Event on June 15 from 5 to 7 PM in the Smith Room.

“Local authors from all age groups will be in attendance,” Carolyn Tabor, Program Manager, said. “Each author will have their books available to purchase. We hope to see you for this mingle event to celebrate our local authors!”

In Lions Room A, Miss Robin will assist children in making “Bookmarks for Dad” on June 14 at 2 PM. These will be personalized bookmarks designed especially for dad by children. Registration is required for this event and can be completed by visiting https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/10795282.

“On June 9, a virtual presentation with author Suzanne Woods Fisher is planned for June 9 at 1 PM in Lions Room A and B,” Tabor said. “Once you register, we will provide you with a link to view from home or at a location with friends. Suzanne will provide the background of her new book “The Secret of Happiness,” which is the second of her Cape Cod Creamery series. The book provides details on the curious and fascinating history of ice cream. We will have an ice cream bar set up in the library for this event.” Register for the event at https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/10664403.

On June 27, PACE Your Life will present “Successful Components of Aging” at 1 PM in Lions Room A. This presentation includes lunch.

“We are very excited to announce the return of Music in the Park,” Tabor said. “We will open this summer series on June 28 at 7 PM with the Milford Community Smooth Sound Dance Band. Bring a chair or blanket, relax around the amphitheater and just enjoy the live music. We will be selling hot dogs again!”

The library has also announced that they will be cutting hours starting June 5.

“Milford Public Library has been serving the community for over 120 years, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, starting June 5, 2023, the Milford Public Library will be opening its doors less than usual,” a message on their website announced.

Director Ella Wilkerson was apologetic about the change in hours.

“We wish we did not have to take such drastic measures, but with this budget shortfall we have few options,” Wilkerson is quoted as saying in the message. “We apologize for any hardship and inconvenience this may cause our patrons. Our Adult, Teen and Children’s programs and services will carry on as the budget allows.”

The message suggests that anyone who wants to assist the library with this budget matter should contact their local legislators and request that the tax for public libraries be raised. In addition, donations, which are tax deductible, are always welcome. The library also needs volunteers to help with fundraising projects, community outreach or daily operations.


The new hours for the library are Monday from 9 AM to 2PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 12 Noon to 7 PM, Wednesday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Friday and Saturday hours will be 9 AM to 2 PM. Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about donation options, call 302-422-9416.

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