Summer 2016 Summer Reading Schedule!

Get ready for our 2016 Summer Reading Program 

                                                 June 23rd through August 25th!Spoon Man

FAMILY EVENT:  The Spoon Man.    Jim Cruise stars as The Spoon Man in his hilarious interactive comedy program for all ages – featuring tunes and tricks involving spoons, and occasionally knives and forks.  The program contains several outrageous impressions (such as, a Glen Miller and Elvis mash-up, a Heavy Metal Spoon Player and a Rap Spoon Player).  Audience members participate in his zany sing-a-long competition and become members of The Spoon Man’s Mountain Band for the evening.  Brought to our library through a MHLS mini-grant.*  Thursday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.



LIBRARY HERO:  GRACE FORD – The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library honors Grace Ford for her lifelong service and dedication to our library and community.  The library trustees and staff invite one and all to wish Grace and Bill Ford a fond farewell as they leave Milton to embark on new adventures.  Please join us Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  RSVP to the library by July 22, by phone or email.


Schedule of Programs:  Mondays – Pajama Storytime (evenings); Wednesdays – Summer Tiny Tots; Thursdays – “Exercise Your Mind” Workshops (evenings); Fridays – Music and Movement (two special Fridays – registration for Music and Movement begins July 1)




Race Against Time! Thursday, July 14, 7:00


Sciencetellers — A fast-paced summer adventure:  Things fly, bounce, transform and soar while stories energize and engage!  Experience the science of power and energy through exciting, hands-on experiments!



Spoon Man

Music and Comedy! Thursday, July 28, 7:00

The Spoon Man — A hilarious interactive comedy program for all ages with outrageous impressions and audience singalongs.  Brought to you by an MHLS mini-grant


Animal Athletes! Thursday, August 25, 7:00Animal Embassy

Animal Embassy — Meet Animal Ambassadors representing habitats from around the globe!  Encounter diverse, live creatures with amazing athletic skills.  Brought to you in part by The Studio at Stephanie’s


Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Muscle Up Your Brain Power, July 7 What fuels your mind?  Jump start your brain with power snacks, fun facts, and thought-building exercises.

Boost Your Team Spirit! July 21 Who can cheer our teams on best?  Make banners and flags, create cheeers, and show your spirit!

Game Around the World, August 4 Play your way across the globe!  Dance, move, sing, and challenge your friends to games from other cultures.

Race to the Finish, August 11 How many ways can you race without running?  You can race your mouth, your fingers, your mind… you can even race your crayons!

Stretch Your Mind, August 18 Can you stretch your mind as well as your body?  We will visit the Far East to discover how — with yoga, mandalas and mehndi, and the ways of the ninja.


Pajama Story Time for the entire family — Six Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 — July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15index

Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, sing songs and read stories.


Summe28966195-Illustration-of-Parents-and-their-Children-Participating-in-a-Class-Activity-Stock-Vectorr Tiny Tots for ages 18 months & up with adult — Seven Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 — July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17

Enjoy themed stories, songs, finger plays, creative movement and more!


Music & Movement Classes for ages 18 months & up with adult — *Two Special Fridays* 10:30 – 11:30 — August 5, 19images

Join in the fun of early exposure to music.  *Registration required, begins July 1.



Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles in exploring a number of genres — fiction and non-fiction.51J9mroCtrL._SX281_BO1,204,203,200_

Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler
A fortune lost for ages…

A millionaire pursuing his destiny…

Sam and Remi Fargo are about to encounter both.


eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !


A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers.

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.