601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
The Crafty Bandits will meet at the library today at 6:30 p.m. This month, group members will build their own personal terrariums.
Young people in grades six through 12 are invited to participate. For more information, call the library at 533-9531.
Mother Goose Mondays
Mother Goose Mondays sessions take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. through May 20.
The program features learning activities geared for children from birth through age 2 who attend with their parent or caregiver. Rhymes, stories, songs and playtime are planned. No advance registration is required, and participants can attend as many sessions at they like.
Storytime Express sessions are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. This month Caldecott Award-winning books will be featured. Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also offered. This program is free, and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.
An “Alienology!” program is set at the library April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature “out of this world” activities, challenges and crafts with a space-alien theme. Children will have a chance to win a new copy of “Alienology,” too. Call the Children’s Department at 537-0241 for more information.
Free classes to help students prepare to take the GED test are being offered. To find out more, potential pupils must attend a two-day orientation session at the library either Today and Wednesday or May 13 and 15. Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 262-5678.
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
The Milford library has joined the Library Ideas network of public library websites that offer access to more than 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists.
Library staffers report that the Freegal Music Service will allow the Milford library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to more than 10,000 music labels from 65 different countries.
Registered card holders of the Milford library can download a select number of Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no direct cost via the website www.milford.lib.in.us Library officials will underwrite the purchase of the music.
The Freegal Music Service recently announced the availability of free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
“We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Julie Frew, director of Milford Public Library.
To learn more about downloading music from the library website, call 658-4312.
Spring Story Time
Spring Preschool Story Time continues. The theme for the week is “Spring Chickens.” Miss Julie will read “Chicken Cheeks” by Michael Ian Black and “Chickens to the Rescue” by John Himmelman. Participants can learn how to do the “chicken dance.”
Story time is for children ages 3 to 6 and will be on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will also be a session Thursday at 7 p.m.
Lapsit will take place at the library Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lapsit is for children newborn through 3 years old. Caregivers participate with their infants.
Miss Heidi will be doing finger plays, songs and reading books about creatures that live in a small pond. Sign up by calling 658-4312.
Joan Younce from the Kosciusko County Purdue Extension branch will soon be presenting a program called “Cooking Your Catch.” There will be samples and recipes for seafood and fish dishes. Sign up at the adult desk.