Visit the Milford Public Library, located at 11 S.E. Front St., overlooking Library Square Park.  The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you don’t have time to stop by, check out our website at www.milfordpubliclibrary.org, or give us a call at 422-8996. You can access the Delaware Library Catalog to reserve or renew materials, access your library card account or just take a leisurely look at what is available at your Delaware libraries.


Visit the Milford Public Library, located at 11 S.E. Front St., overlooking Library Square Park.  The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you don’t have time to stop by, check out our website at www.milfordpubliclibrary.org, or give us a call at 422-8996. You can access the Delaware Library Catalog to reserve or renew materials, access your library card account or just take a leisurely look at what is available at your Delaware libraries.

 What is intellectually stimulating, thought provoking, delicious, and will keep you in out of the cold? The Library Book Club!  Read and discuss books; partake of delicious homemade fare; all in the heated library! The Monday evening group will meet on February 9 at 7pm to discuss “The Children of Men” by P.D. James. The Tuesday afternoon group will meet on February 10 at 1pm to discuss “Glass Castles” by Jeanette Walls.

Turning the pages of fiction: “Dark of Night” by Suzanne Brockmann - Operative James Nash has performed ultra-covert “Black Ops” missions for The Agency for years. When he decides to walk away from their dirty business, the corrupt leaders of The Agency are not about to let him go. James has a friend in an elite security force. Troubleshooters Incorporated, a group dedicated to taking on the world’s deadliest criminals, tries to protect Nash after he is almost assassinated. “Basketball Jones” by E. Lynn Harris is a novel of love, betrayal and secrets. Dray Jones is an NBA star whose public image is as important as his game. Dray met AJ in college and they fell in love. AJ just happens to be male. When Dray’s teammates start asking questions about the relationship, Dray stops their insinuations by marrying a beautiful, ambitious woman. “A Darker Place” by Jack Higgins is a novel of espionage and revenge. A famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper becomes fed-up with the Putin government and decides to “disappear”.  He enlists the aid of a group informally known as “Prime Minister’s private army”.  “Under the Radar” by Fern Michaels is a “Sisterhood” tale of the Ladies of Pinewood. When two of the “Ladies” disappear into the night, it is up to the other members of the Sisterhood to accomplish their next objective without their mentor. The ladies plan to help 14 pregnant teenagers rescued from a highly secret polygamy sect.  “Run for Your Life” by James Patterson follows Manhattan Detective Michael Bennett as he tracks down a calculating murderer who calls himself the Teacher.  The Teacher has a very clear message, remember your manners or suffer the consequences, and everyone is his potential pupil.

Memorialize/honor a family member or friend while supporting the library expansion project. Brick pavers are available for a donation of $100 for each paver. The pavers are 4” x 8” and can accommodate three lines of printing with 16 characters per line. The pavers will be a perpetual remembrance to share with all who enter the library.



Children’s Page

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, puppets, crafts, and lots of fun in Storyhour every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. for ages 3-6. Join us for February Fairytales.

 Will spring be early? According to tradition, every year on February 2, Americans get up early to find out if the groundhog sees his shadow.  If a groundhog sees his shadow, tradition says that there will be six more weeks of winter (and everyone climbs back in bed and puts the covers up over their heads!). If the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring is right around the corner! 

Celebrate Groundhog Day with a great groundhog tale or share a shadow story: Bear Shadow by Frank Asch; What makes a Shadow by Clyde Robert Bulla, Shadow Night by Kay Chorao; Go to Sleep, Groundhog! by Judy Cox;  Groundhog Stays Up Late by Margery Cuyler; Return of the Shadows by Norma Farber; Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman; Shadows and Reflections by Tana Hoban; Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather by Bruce Koscielniak; It’s Groundhog Day! by Steven Kroll; Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day! by Abby Levine; My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson; Nothing Sticks Like a Shadow by Ann Tompert.

Toddle on over to Toddler Time every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Rhymes, songs, puppets, and group fun for children ages 1 & 2 and their caregivers.

Board books for everybody’s baby: “Beach Babies Wear Shades”, “Country Babies Wear Plaid”, “Eco Babies Wear Green”, and “Winter Babies Wear Layers” by Michelle Sinclair Colman. Try an old favorite: “Curious George’s ABC’s”, “Jack and Jill”, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Noah’s Ark”, “The Real Mother Goose” series, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, “Winnie-the-Pooh’s ABC” or the 50th anniversary edition of “My Go to Bed Book” by Hildegarde Ford.

Create your own “Count Creature” during Family Night on Friday, January 30, at 6:30pm. How many ways can you get to 10? Do we have enough cookies? Learn the answer to these and other math related questions. A MG What’s The BIG Idea? Math and Science program for children ages 4-6 and their families.

Show your child’s love of reading; their love of the library and their love of art. Children may express themselves through painting…on a tile to be a permanent part of the New Expanded Children’s Library. Tiles will be available for $25 each. Call the library, 422-8996, to reserve a tile for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or any other child you know and love.



Calendar of Events

• January 29 – Toddler Time – 10:30 a.m. – Ages 1 – 2 – “Hands & Fingers Rhyme Time”

• January 30 – Family Night – 6:30 p.m. – Ages 4 – 6 and their families – “Count Creature”.

• February 2 – Storyhour – 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Ages 3-6 – “February Fairytales”

• February 4 – Toddler Time – 10:30 a.m. – Ages 1 – 2 – “My Two Little Feet”