Wednesday, November 4, 2015

TNT (Teen and Tween) programs in November

Our TNT programs in November are:

TAG (Teen/tween Advisory Group) on Thursday, November 12 at 6:45

TNT Game Day on Saturday, November 14 at 3:00

Books & Bites on Thursday, November 19 at 4:00

See more information and register here.

We hope to see you at the library this month!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Teens' Top Ten


The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.  

An annotated list of the 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees is here.

The 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles are:  (Click on the titles to see the books in our catalog.)
  1. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  2.  I Become Shadow by Joe Shine
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  4. My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak (Y Fiction - new books)
  5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (ebook)
  6. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare (Y Fiction - new books)
  7. The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Y Fiction - new books)
  8. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (Y Fiction)
  9. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (Y Fiction - new books)
  10. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (Y Fiction - new books)
Check out the video featuring 2015 Teen Read Week™ spokesperson, Bella Thorne!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TNT Jack-o-lantern Carving

TNT (Teen & Tween) Jack-o-lantern Carving
Thursday, October 29
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

Come to the library to carve a pumpkin for Halloween.  Both programs (4:00 and 6:00) will be identical, so choose the time that works best for you.  The library will supply the pumpkins.  Please register here by Tuesday, October 27. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New TNT Newsletter

We have started a new monthly TNT (Teen & Tween) e-newsletter to provide information about programs and new books for 6th through 12th graders, library news, and more.

You may read this month's newsletter here and sign up to receive future newsletters here.

If you asked to receive the newsletter when you registered  for our Summer Reading Program, you should have received this newsletter by email on September 10.

If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to, please sign up here.

If you received emails about programs last year, but did not sign up for the newsletter this year, you will not receive emails.  The new newsletter is replacing the emails with program information from last year.  You will only receive the information if you sign up for the newsletter.

What would you like to see in future newsletters?  Let us know here.

If you would also like to receive the children's newsletter, you may sign up here.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month.  Our library has a variety of resources for school research as well as books and magazines to read for fun, CDs to listen to, and movies to watch.   The beginning of a new school year is a good time for you to get a library card and discover the opportunities available at the library.

To celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month, Milan Public Library is offering a prize drawing for receiving and using library cards throughout the month. Entries may be earned for
  • signing up for a new card
  • renewing an expired card
  • checking out items from the library (You may enter once each day you check out items.)
  • checking out e-books or e-audiobooks (You may enter here once each day you check out e-books or e-audiobooks.)
  • submitting a photograph of your library card for our display
Your library card can take you anywhere (through the books you read and movies you watch).  Where have you taken your library card?  

The library is creating a display of where our library cards have been. You are invited to take a picture of your library card at the park, at a coffee shop, or anywhere else interesting you have taken your card and submit the photo to the library for the display. Everyone who submits a photo will also receive an entry in the prize drawing. Enter at the library when you submit a photo to the library or here if you email a photo to us at  See the photos in the display case at the library and here

Residents of the city of Milan, Augusta Township, and the parts of York Township and Pittsfield Township that are in Milan Area Schools are eligible for a free library card at Milan Public Library. Additional information about receiving and using a library card is available here.  

Milan Public Library participates in the MILibrary Card program, which offers library card holders the opportunity to check out items from other participating libraries in the state. Monroe County Library System also participates, so with a card from either library and a MILibrary Card sticker, individuals may check out items from both libraries. 

Although a library card is necessary to check out items from the library, resources at Milan Public Library are available to everyone in our community.

A library card is not required to read or research in the library, use computers, attend programs, and receive assistance from the library staff.

Milan Public Library provides programs for all ages. Fall programming for teens and tweens begins in September and includes Books and Bites for 6th through 8th grade students and a newly formed Teen/Tween Advisory Group. Additional information about youth programs is available through the links above and at

We hope to see you at the library this month!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Teen/Tween Advisory Group (TAG)

Our library is starting a Teen/Tween Advisory Group (TAG) for 6th through 12th graders. 

Our plans are for TAG to meet monthly to:
  • suggest books, audiobooks, videos, and CDs for the library to purchase
  • suggest and contribute to planning programs for 6th through 12th graders
  • volunteer at the library (This could count for community service for your organizations that require it.)
We want your ideas for this group.  What would you like this group to do?  Do you have other ideas?

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1 from 1:00 until 2:30 in the library.  If you're interested in being a part of our TAG, plan to come to the meeting and share your ideas.  If you can't come on September 1, please fill out the registration form sharing your ideas with us and we'll let you know about future meetings.

Register to attend the meeting on September 1 or let us know you're interested here.

We hope to see at the library for our first meeting!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Summer Reading Program Prizes

Children and teens who read for at least 10 hours or 20 days and submitted the second tickets on their Summer Reading Program logs have earned a prize packet with additional prizes: a free pizza from Hungry Howie's, a free book from the Friends of the Library book sale, a free game at Zap Zone, free Cheezybread from Marco's Pizza (kindergarten and older), a stuffed animal donated by Kohl's, and more.  You may pick up your packet from the circulation desk any time this month.  We would like all packets to be picked up by the end of August.  

If your name was drawn in the prize drawing, you will have a note on your prize packet indicating what you won.  Prize drawing prizes included:
free passes to Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum donated by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
free passes to Zap Zone donated by Zap Zone
books donated by Nicola's Books  
gift cards to Basil Boys donated by Basil Boys
an elephant purse donated by Collins Center
Disney Pixar Write and Erase Look and Find books donated by Kohl's
Disney Pixar Look and Find Family Fun Puzzle donated by Kohl's
book store gift cards donated by the Friends of the Library
"Every Hero Has a Story" tote bags and drawstring backpacks

Thank you to our community businesses who donated prizes:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Basil Boys Pizza
Collins Center
Friends of Milan Public Library
Hungry Howie's
Marco's Pizza
Milan Dairy Barn
Nagle's Market
Nicola's Books
Zap Zone