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 info@milanlibrary.org.  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 www.milanlibrary.org/teens.

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
Kohl's
Marco's Pizza
Milan Dairy Barn
Nagle's Market
Nicola's Books
Zap Zone