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



Family Fun Entertainment

Dragons & Dreams is guaranteed to be a riveting tale illustrated with science by the Sciencetellers on Thursday, July 24th, 7:00 pm.

Everyone loves animals!  Join us for our finale with Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy.  Animal Ambassadors will be representing habitats from around the globe on Thursday, August 14th, 7:00 pm.  This program is brought to you by Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan.

Weekly  Programs

Pajama Storytime – for the entire family!  Five Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 starting July 7th.  Wear your pajamas!  Bring your stuffed animals!  Sing songs and read stories!

Summer Tiny Tots – for ages 2 and up with adult.  Five Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 starting July 9th.  Enjoy themed stories, songs, finger plays, creative movement and projects!

Music and Movement – for preschoolers (18 months and up) with adult.  *Four Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 starting July 18th.  Join in the fun of early exposure to music! 

            *Class space limited.  Registrations begins June 2nd.

Family Fun Workshops

Week III:  Lights, Color, Action!- Color summer in bright shades of fun, laughter, and imagination.  Create your very own kaleidoscopes, rainbows, and candles as we munch on colorful snacks!  July 31st, 6:30 to 8:00

Week IV:  Soda Pop Soda Shoppe - Discover what puts the pop into “pop”!  Make your own delicious drink and learn how soda water became today’s tasty treat!  August 7th, 6:30 – 8:00

Family Fun Workshops will be held on four Thursdays starting July 10th.  For children of all ages and their families.  Please let us know if you’re participating so that we can have enough materials!

Reading Buddies

Staff members and adult/teen volunteers read to pre-readers and struggling readers (of any age).  Adults, drop in at the times below and sign up your child for 10 to 15 minute sessions.  Mondays & Fridays 12:00 to 3:00 and Wednesdays 3:00 to 6:00.


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


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.


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.