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.  Check out our website at www.milfordpubliclibrary.org. 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. If you need any assistance, call 422-8996.


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.  Check out our website at www.milfordpubliclibrary.org. 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. If you need any assistance, call 422-8996.

In these tough economic times you may unfortunately be looking for a job or considering a career change. The library has many resources about different careers, how to write a resume, how to dress for success and more.

Let the renovation begin! Work has begun on the new library expansion project. Stop by to keep an eye on the progress.

There is a new parking lot available for library patrons across from the library, next to Bay Pharmacy. The parking lot will be paved and landscaped at a later date.

The Library Book Club has picked a classic detective novel for their March discussion; Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. & Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. Stop by the library, or call 422-8996, to procure a copy of “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett. Detective Sam Spade becomes involved with a mysterious client, avenges the death of his partner, and chases a priceless treasure through the pages of this great American private-eye novel.

Dash to the library to read more by Hammett: “The Dain Curse;” “The Glass Key;” “The Maltese Falcon;” “The Thin Man;” “Novels of Dashiell Hammett” includes Red Harvest—The Dain Curse—The Maltese Falcon—The Glass Key—The Thin Man; “Lost Stories: 21 long-lost stories from the best-selling creator of Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, and The Thin Man” includes Rough start — Barber and his wife — Parthian shot — Great lovers — Immortality — Road home — Master mind — Sardonic star of Tom Dooly — Joke on Eloise Morey — Holiday — Crusader — Green elephant — Dimple — Laughing masks — Itchy — Esther entertains — Another perfect crime — Ber-Bulu — Advertising man writes a love letter — Rich and famous — Night shade — This little pig -- Thin man and the flack — Long sunset; “Crime Stories and other Writings” includes Arson Plus — Slippery Fingers — Crooked Souls  — The Tenth Clew — Zigzags of Treachery  — The House in Turk Street  — The Girl with the Silver Eyes  — Women, Politics and Murder — The Golden Horseshoe  — Nightmare Town — The Whosis Kid — The Scorched Face  — Dead Yellow Women — The Gutting of Couffignal-  — The Assistant Murderer — Creeping Siamese — The Big Knock-Over —Blood Money — The Main Death — This King Business — Fly Paper — The Farewell Murder — Woman in the Dark — Two Sharp Knives — The Thin Man: An Early Typescript — From the Memoirs of a Private Detective; “Woman in the Dark: a novel of dangerous romance.”

Hammett on DVD: “The Maltese Falcon;” “The Thin Man;” “Another Thin Man;” “The Thin Man Goes Homes” and “No Good Deed.”

Would you like to travel, or at least dream about traveling? Are you looking for a job in these tough economic times? Would you like to become a U.S. Citizen? Are you researching your family tree? Is your family planning to go camping this spring? Whatever your goal, the library has a book to help you achieve it.

Here’s what’s new in nonfiction.

“The Big Book of Jobs 2009/2010” from McGraw Hill includes detailed information on hundreds of exciting careers, techniques to write winning resumes and cover letters, and proven advice for job-search success in any field.

“The Sleuth Book for Genealogists” by Emily Anne Croom, contains strategies for more successful family history research.

“Italy” an Insight Guide from The Discovery Channel, provides everything you will ever need in a guidebook. The guide conveys a sense of everyday life and brings to life Italy’s history, culture, arts, politics and its people. It includes incisive evaluations, detailed, cross-references maps and all the hotel/restaurant information and phone numbers you will need.

“Citizenship Made Simple: an easy-to-read guide to the U.S. citizenship process” by Barbara Brooks Kimmel and Alan Lubiner, Immigration Attorney includes everything you need to know to become a U.S. Citizen. The 2008 Citizenship Test is also included.

“Woodall’s Eastern Campground Directory” is fully updated for 2009 and includes a special feature for “one-tank” trips.

2008 state and federal tax forms are available at the library. If you cannot find the form you need, try online at www.irs.gov.

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 Storyhour every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. for stories, puppets, rhymes, songs, and FUN for children ages 3-6. March winds blow Dr. Seuss Day, St. Patrick’s Day, humor and food into the library for Storyhour.

Celebrate Seuss!  Theodore Geisel, alias Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904.  He is probably the most read children’s author in the world!  Read about Dr. Seuss in “Oh, the Places He Went: A story about Dr. Seuss” by Maryann N. Weidt

Toddle on over to the library for “Toddler Time,” a first literary experience for children ages 1 & 2. Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. toddlers and their caregivers can make friends, sing songs, perform action and movement rhymes, make crafts, and have lots of FUN!

Put on your P.J.’s and join us for a pajama party! Bedtime Storyhour will be Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:00 p.m., for children ages 3-7. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and your favorite bedtime buddy.

Goodnight, sleep tight, read a bedtime story tonight!  Here are a few bedtime stories just for you: “The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party” by Stan & Jan Berenstain, “Sophie and Sammy’s Library Sleepover” by Judith Caseley,” “I Hate to Go to Bed” by Katie Davis, “Lights Out” by Arthur Geisert, “Asleep, Asleep” by Mirra Ginsburg, “Going to Sleep on the Farm” by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, “Sleeping Cutie” by Andrea Davis Pinkney, “Edward’s Overwhelming Overnight” by Rosemary Wells.

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

*Thursday, February 26 – Toddler Time – 10:30 a.m. – Ages 1 & 2 – “First Fairytales.”

*Friday, February 27 – Bedtime Storyhour – 7:00 p.m. – Ages 3-8.

*Tuesday, March 3 – Storyhour – 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Ages 3-6 – “Rhyme Time with Dr. Seuss.”

*Thursday, March 5 – Toddler Time – 10:30 a.m. – Ages 1 & 2 – “Cats with Hats, Kittens with Mittens….”