Make An Igloo Using Legos At Milford Library –

Shown is the prize for the February Lego Challenge winner. Submit a photo of your igloo creation by Feb. 21 for a chance to win. Photo provided by the library.

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MILFORD — The February Lego Challenge at the Milford Public Library is to make an igloo. Send a picture to the email below to be considered for this month’s prize drawing.

Your igloo can be big or small or anything else you want. Use your imagination. After you’ve built your igloo, submit a photo to [email protected] by Feb. 21 for a chance to win a new Lego kit. The winner will be picked by staff vote. No library card needed. This challenge is for children ages 18 and under.

Adult Reading Club

This year’s Adult Reading Club theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” The club is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. It is simple to join the reading club and it’s free to participate. For every book or e-book you read or audio book you listen to, you can put your name into a weekly drawing to receive a prize. The books can be from the library or ones you have purchased privately, but they suggest you try and read materials new to you. Julie Baumgartner, Dorothy Haney and Viv Blakeslee have all won a $25 gift card, just by enjoying books, e-books or audio books. Sign up today for your chance to win.

From Jan. 24-Feb. 19, they are having a photo contest. This year they would like you to submit a photo of your pet dressed as a sea creature. Any creature you would find in the ocean is a possible costume for your pet. It can be a costume you made or one you bought. All photo entries must be submitted by 6 pm Feb. 19 to [email protected] The winner will be chosen by library staff. The winner of the contest will get a $50 gift card to PetSmart.

Weather Delays And Closings

Now that we are well into the winter season, should the library need to open late or close early or all day due to inclement weather, it will be posted on the Facebook page and announced on WNDU television channel. The library strives to keep its doors open during normal business hours and only closes when it is deemed unsafe for patrons and staff to travel because of dangerous weather conditions. If the library should need to be closed, any material due back during the closing will be given an extended due date.

story time begin

Virtual winter story time began Wednesday, Feb. 2. Sign your children up for this six-week session of stories, crafts and snacks. They are offering two virtual story times — one at 10:30 am and the second at 1:30 pm Miss Trisha will be reading stories that go with the themes: “Keeping Warm Outside;” “Keeping Warm Inside;” “skimos;” “Penguins and Polar Bears;” “Winter Sports;” and children’s author, Mo Willems.

Story time packets can be picked up the week before each story time. You will receive an email reminder with a link to story time and a list of things you need to complete the craft in the packet (scissors, glue, etc.). Call (574) 658-4312 and register your children for story time today.

Curbside Service

Due to the increase in COVID cases across the state of Indiana, the Milford Public Library is happy to provide you with curbside service. If you prefer not to enter the library, call (574) 658-4312 and request the materials you would like to check out. Library staff will gather your order and check it out. When you arrive at the south doors, call and they will bring your order out to you. If you enter the building, wearing masks is your choice. Please practice social distancing while inside the building.

Job Openings

Like many other businesses during COVID, the library has been experiencing a staff shortage. They have two part-time openings. Both are 29 hours a week and start at $9 an hour. One evening (until 8 pm) a week and at least one Saturday a month are required. The first position is in the children’s department. Your duties would include being a partner in storytime and taking care of all overdue fees.

The second position is for a shared clerk, which means you would work two days upstairs in the adult and teen departments and three days in the children’s department. You would learn to catalog children’s materials and promote the library’s services through newspaper articles and social media. Applications are being accepted now. Apply at the adult circulation desk.

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