The Milford Public Library is happy to help students of any age prepare for school. Staff members are available to help students locate materials, understand digital services and more.

Students age 6 and older attending Wawasee schools or living in VanBuren or East Jefferson townships can get a free library card at our library. A library card gives students access to more than 100 Indiana Evergreen libraries as well as ebook and audiobook lending service OverDrive.

Our extensive collection of accelerated reader books comes clearly marked with reading level and points, and we are always willing to help even the most discerning reader find a book to enjoy.

Those preparing for higher education can consult our practice test books for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, nursing school entrance, and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exams.

The newest version of these books require a deposit that will be returned when the book is returned. Our variety of books on scholarships, career selection and college prep can help students figure out their next step.

Be sure to come in this month to ensure a good start to a great school year.

‘Lights Out’ Theme

Everyone can vote, once a day, through Aug. 31 for their choice of Lights Out at the Library theme. There are three different themes to choose from, and the theme with the most votes at the end of August is the theme we will use for this year’s “Lights Out at the Library” on Oct. 31.

Ask for a ball at the adult circulation desk and place the ball in the correct slot on the plinko board to vote for your favorite theme.  All ages can vote.  The winning theme will be announced on Sept. 5. “Lights Out at the Library” is our most popular program all year, so be sure to place your vote at the library.


Knitting Club

Learn a new skill with the Knitting Club from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 The members will teach anyone interested how to knit and crochet.

Individuals are also welcome to stop by to work on a project. If you can’t make it to this meeting, future meetings are always on the first and third Thursday each month. No library card or registration is needed.


Library To Close Early

The library will be closed early, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, for a staff in-service. Be sure to return materials in the drop boxes. The library will reopen at 10 a.m.  Wednes-day.


New Items

Stop by the library this month to check out hit movies and TV shows. DVDs include “The Miracle Season” and “Stranger Things-Season 2” and are currently available, and “Avengers: Infinity War” will be available starting Tuesday.

“Life of the Party” and “Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Beach House” have been released. “Deadpool 2,” “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” and “The Walking Dead – Season 8” will be on shelves Aug. 21.

Soundtracks to popular musicals “The Greatest Showman” and “Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again” are now available. You can also listen to “Sparrow” by Ashley Monroe and “High As Hope” by Florence + The Machine.

Children may enjoy new DVDs featuring favorite characters like “LEGO DC Super Heroes” “Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis,” “Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Meet Sherlock Holmes” (released Aug. 28) and “The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island“ (released Tuesday).

Fall into a great read with new fiction books like “Avalanche: The Secret World Chronicles” by Mercedes Lackey, “Tailspin” by Sandra Brown and “Safe and Sound“ by Fern Michaels.

Adults may also enjoy new adult fiction novels “Echoes in the Walls” by V.C. Andrews and “Swift Vengeance” by T. Jefferson Parker.

Thrilling reads for adults now available in large print include “Paradox: An FBI Thriller” by Catherine Coul-ter, “Texas Ranger” by James Patterson and “The Money Shot (a Teddy Fay novel)” by Stuart Woods.

New teen fiction titles include “The Last Magician” by Lisa Maxwell, “How to Make a Wish” by Ashley Herring Blake, “A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes novel)” by Sabaa Tahir, “The Heartbreakers” by Ali Novak and “Waste of Space” by Gina Damico.

 New board books in the children’s collection include “PSST. I Love You” by Marjorie Blain Parker, “Rocket’s Mighty Words” by Tad Hills and “Just One More” by Jennifer Hansen Rolli.

Graphic novels for children and youth include “DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High” and “DC Super Hero Girls: Date With Disaster” by Shea Fontana.