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National Library Week is April 12 to April 18, and the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library is getting a head-start on the celebration.  We are “Looking at the Library”:  its deep history in the hamlet of Milton and the Town of Marlborough and how it inspires us today.

Artists of all ages:  we are mounting an exhibit called “Looking at the Library” in May.  Teens and adults, please consider submitting your photographs and artwork with our library as its theme.  Students in grade 1 to 5 are invited to attend our April art workshops and have their work displayed at the exhibit.


LemurInternational Armchair Travel.  Explore Madagascar and all its colorful sights and unique wildlife (like cute little lemurs).  Crafts, snacks, stories take us to our destination.  Bring the whole family!  Please register, but drop-ins welcome.

Saturday, March 28, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ___________________________________________________


Do you Product Detailslove reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles as we discuss what excites us and draws us to this favorite activity.  In April, the book club is reading the novel The Giver, which is a 1994 Newbery medal winner .  First and Third Wednesdays of the Month at 6:00 p.m.  ______________________________




LibrarySketchGuest Presentation by The Wallkill Valley Land Trust.   Explore local history at the library that has been at the heart of Milton for over a century:  Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, chartered in 1887.  Join us for an overview of our region’s rich cultural history and agricultural heritage.  The Wallkill Valley Land Trust presents “The Fruits of Marlborough:  From the Highlands to the Hudson,” with a special focus on local hamlets, including Milton.  Refreshments and conversation to follow.

Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. _________________________________________________


Open House at the Library with Special Guest Janie Santora.  Library friends, patrons and volunteers, you are invited to meet and greet our library staff on National Library Workers Day.  We will be celebrating our library and staff, with special tribute paid to Janie Santora, who has volunteered at the library for 28 years.  Drop in for a few minutes, or stay for the evening.  Please bring appetizers or finger-foods to share.  Dessert and drinks provided.  Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  __________________________________________________


Binoculars(2) Art Workshops for Youngsters.  Students explore various media, as they take a look at the library from an artist’s perspective.  Is it a close up of books in front of a window?  Or a 3-D replica of the building?  Or an interpretation of your favorite book?  The workshop features imagination stations, and students will have ample time to finish their artwork – which will be shown at the Looking at the Library Exhibit in May.  Our instructors are educators from the library’s Art Escape Group.    For grades 1 through 5.   Register by calling (845-795-2200) or e-mailing (miltonlibrary@live.com) the library.

Tuesday, April 14 and 21, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  _________________________________________________


HenriettaDo you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles as we discuss what excites us and draws us to this favorite activity.  April 15th, the book club is reading the novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.



Looking at the Library Exhibit.   Adults and teens, submit your artwork and photos on the Milton Library theme.  Artwork will be included in the Looking at the Library Exhibit held at The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library.  Call (845-795-2200) or e-mail (miltonlibrary@live.com) the library for more information.  Meet the artists at a reception on May 30.  Exhibit runs from May 24 to 30. _________________________________________________

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.

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