Welcome to the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library


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.


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.



GodzillaMonster Movie Mayhem.  The Milton Library screens Japanese horror film classics on four consecutive Thursdays.  We are getting in gear for the grand finale of our Family Fun Workshops:  Konichiwa, Japan.”  Leading up to this workshop, we will demonstrate our Mango Language database, and show how to learn Japanese (and many, many other languages) through the power of the library card!  Thursday, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.



JapanKidFAMILY PROGRAM:  Japanese Children’s Day.  Come to the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library for a hands-on celebration of Japanese Children’s Culture.   The whole family is invited to make origami, learn to use chopsticks, play the jumping frog game, and taste Japanese sweets.  This season finale of the library’s Family Fun Workshop series is presented by the Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program, the Mid-Hudson Library System, and the Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association. This program is made possible with support from the Robert R. Chapman Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.  Free and open to the public.  Saturday, May 9, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. __________________________________________________


20140726_100112[1]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.

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.