Welcome to the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library

Welcome to the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library in Milton, New York.  Our goal at the Milton Library is to help the community to navigate our small but very personalized library.  We offer the latest in books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines, and we specialize in helping you to easily access them.  If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can probably get it for you through the Mid Hudson Library System.  Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to help you to access this system, our computers and on-line information.   We offer programs for children, teens and adults – check out our calendar!  Come in and spend some time with us, whether in our building or virtually through our web site.  Let us help you to locate information and entertainment for yourself and your family.

Lois Skelly, Director

Explore Your Interests  with our ongoing clubs!  Knitting Club, Art Escape and Anime Club. Call the library for more information.

 New at the Library — COMPUTER HELP!  Sign up for a half-hour consultation at the circulation desk.  Jessica Cohen can work with you on basics of the internet, getting started with Facebook, retrieving your email and using the library’s resources and databases.  Sessions will be on Thursdays starting October 2nd through December 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Creative Fall Fun at the Milton Library!

Mondays are Lego Club Days!  Join us for Lego block free-build!  Lego- and construction-themed books are also featured.  The session will end with a screening of The Lego Movie!  Grades 3, 4, 5 for 7 Mondays beginning September 29th, 4:00 – 5:00.  Instructor:  Jessica Cohen.

We are accepting donations of Lego (brand-name) blocks through the month of September.

Tuesdays are packed with Fun:

Music and Movement! Early exposure to music for your tots! (who must be accompanied by an adult!)  Children ages 18 months to 4 years for 7 Tuesdays beginning September 30th, 10:30 – 11:30.  Instructor:  Gina Samardge, Orff Schulwerk Teaching Artist, Director of Compass Arts.

Physical Theatre Workshop!  Develop expressiveness and storytelling skills.  Exercise your imagination and body!  Grades 6, 7, 8 for 4 Tuesdays beginning September 30th, 4:00 – 5:00.  Instructor:  Annie Kunjappy, Artistic Director of Woof Nova Performance Arts.

Culinary Workshop!  A real chef teaches these hands-on cooking classes.  Students can eat or take home the delicious results!  Grades 3, 4, 5 for 4 Tuesdays beginning October 28, 4:00 – 5:00.  Instructor:  Seasoned Culinary

Wednesdays are Tiny Tots Story Time Days!  Stories, crafts and snacks! Ages 2 and up (accompanied by an adult) for 8 Wednesdays beginning October 1st, 10:30 – 11:30.  Instructor:  Barbara Pidel.

Thursdays and Fridays are Costume Studio Days!  Create one-of-a-kind costumes from re-purposed objects and your imagination.  Construct costumes to wear in the Library’s Main Street Halloween Parade!  Grades 3, 4, 5 for 5 Thursdays beginning October 2nd, 4:00 – 5:00.  Grades K, 1, 2 for 5 Fridays beginning October 3rd, 4:00 -5:00.  Instructor:  Jessica Cohen.

Fridays are Physical Theatre Workshop Days! Develop expressiveness and storytelling skills.  Exercise your imagination and body!  For Grades 3, 4, 5 for 4 Fridays beginning November 7th, 4:00 – 5:00.  Instructor:  Annie Kunjappy.

Saturdays are Family Fun Workshop Days!  Intercontinental armchair travel via stories and crafts for the entire family!  All ages for 3 Saturdays — October 11th, November 8th, December 13th, 2:00 – 4:00.  Instructors:  Jessica Cohen and Barbara Pidel.

To register for the programs, please call or stop by the library  (845) 795-2200.

 

 

 

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 language fast!

mango_learnLooking for fun, interactive language lessons? Over 45 foreign languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Irish & more) & 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses available.

TumbleBooks!

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.