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

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Creative Fun at the Milton Library!


Mondays – Lego Club for Grades 3, 4, 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 beginning February 23

Tuesdays – Music & Movement for Ages 18 months – 3 yrs from 10:00 – 10:45 and for Ages 3 – 5 yrs from 11:15 – 12:00 beginning February 24 (classes are flexible)

Tuesdays – Culinary Workshop for Grades K, 1, 2 from 4:00 – 5:00 beginning February 24

Tuesdays – “Looking at the Library” Art Workshop for Grades 1 through 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 on April 14 and 21.  (For more information, please call the library or see the newsletter which will be in the mail shortly!)

Wednesdays – Tiny Tots Story Time for Ages 18 months & up from 10:30 – 11:30 beginning February 25

Fridays – Lego Club for Grades 1 & 2 from 4:00 – 5:00 beginning February 27

Saturdays – Family Fun Workshops for all ages from 2:00 – 4:00 on February 28 and March 28



Founder’s Day — We are excited to announce a guest presentation by the Wallkill Land Trust on the intriguing stories of select buildings in Milton and Marlborough — a particularly apt Founder’s Day program!  Check back for date and time.

We are spotlighting the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library and the talent of local artists through an exhibit entitled “Looking at the Library”.  TEENS AND ADULTS are invited to submit pieces capturing images of the library (large and small) to be displayed in May.  FIRST TO 5TH GRADES may register for two art workshops taught by Ardis Ketterer and other educators in our Art Escape group — Tuesday, April 14th and Tuesday, April 21st from 4:00 – 5:00pm.  Submissions and the children’s art work will be exhibited from May 23 to May 30.  Meet the artists at a reception on May 30th.



Knitting Group – Wednesdays from 3-5 — Adults and teens, beginners to experts!

Computer Help — Thursdays from 6-8 — Starts February 26th and ends May 7th — Sign up for 1/2 hour sessions with Jessica Cohen.

Art Escape — Fridays from 10-2 — Bring your art projects!

Anime Club — 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 2:15 — Ages 13 and older.



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.