Wednesday, April 15, 2015

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. We're celebrating with our first annual "Hello Haiku."

The library invites you to submit haiku by April 30 (for children and teens) or April 25 (for adults by April 30 for adults now, too!).  Poems will be displayed in the library.  Everyone who enters a poem will be entered in a prize drawing.

Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry.  Haiku poems contain 3 lines.  The first line has 5 syllables.  The second line has 7 syllables.  The third line has 5 syllables.  

Here is a haiku about haiku!

Five syllables first
Then seven in the middle
Five more at the end

Here is another example of haiku:

Libraries are great
They have books, movies, and more
I can't wait to go!
Youth may pick up an entry form from the library or download one here to submit your haiku.  Entry forms for adults are available at the library.

Monday, April 13, 2015

National Library Week

Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library 

National Library Week is April 12 through 18.  We'll celebrate beginning April 12 and continuing through the end of the month. 

Discover the "unlimited possibilities" our library has to offer you and enter our prize drawing when you:
  • Check out a book, magazine, movie, CD, or audiobook from the library.
  • Read a new magazine in the library.
  • Borrow an ebook or audiobook.
  • Attend a program.
  • Purchase an item (book, audiobook, movie, book bag, or mug) from the Friends of the Library sale at the library.
  • Donate books or movies to the library.
  • Explore a website or database from the "resources" tab on our website.
  • Watch an animated book on BookFlix.
  •  Explore our genealogy room.  See historical photographs of Milan, newspapers, yearbooks, and more.
  •  Explore resources in the library - our interactive globe, puzzles, youth computer games, or internet access computers.
  • Look up a topic of interest in an encyclopedia or other reference book.   

You may enter the prize drawing once each day for each resource you use.  For example, if you check out 5 books and 2 movies and watch books on BookFlix, you may enter the drawing twice that day:  once for checking out items and once for watching BookFlix.

Prize drawing entry slips are available at the library for using resources in the library and here for using online resources. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Books and Bites


Tuesday, March 17
4:00 – 5:15
 6th – 8th graders
Come ready to talk about your favorite book or any book you’re reading now.  We’ll discuss your books and other new and popular books and have snacks during the program.    Click here, call 734-439-1240,  or stop by the library to register.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Game Day

Teen Game Day for 6th - 12th graders will be held Friday, February 13 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M.  There’s no school, so invite your friends and come by the library to play Wii games, board games, and card games.  Registration is not required.  Just drop in to play.
See other teen programs on the programs page.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced the 2015 youth media award winners this morning. 

The complete list is here.  Winners and honor books in our library include:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

honor books:
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: 

Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson

honor books:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

I’ll Give You the Sun written by Jandy Nelson

Honor Books:
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
The 2015 winner is Sharon M. Draper.

See the complete list of this year's winners here

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you liked The Fault in our Stars

If you liked The Fault in our Stars by John Green, try some of these similar books.  Click on a title to read a summary or reserve the book.  Have you read any of them?  What did you think?

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Every Day by David Levithan (or on Playaway)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Programs

During our Books and Bites program last month, we discussed The Mysterious Benedict Society and made corner bookmarks.  Our next programs will be a jack-o-lantern carving program on Tuesday, October 28 and Books and Bites in November.  We hope to see you there!

Jack-o-lantern Carving 

Tuesday, October 28 at 4:30 and 6:30 P.M.
6th – 12th graders
The library will provide pumpkins for you to carve into jack-o-lanterns.  Registration is required by Saturday, October 25.  Please register here, call 734-439-1240, or stop by the library to register.  

 Books and Bites
Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 P.M.
6th – 8th graders

Read Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix before the program.  Ask for a copy from the circulation desk or reserve a copy here or here.

During the program, we'll eat snacks, discuss the book, and participate in an activity related to the book. 
 Registration is requested.
Click here, call 734-439-1240, or stop by the library to register.