Milford Town Library Children’s Services
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Story Time Programs
|Six- to eight-week sessions of programs are offered 3 or 4 times a year for children ages birth through 3rd grade. Due to a limited number of openings in each Story Time Program, a lottery is held. Adults who want to enter their child’s name in the lottery may register on line or in person at the Library. Parents of children who are selected in the lottery will be notified in advance. Click here to register on-line.|
- Mother Goose on the Loose for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult.
- Toddler Time for children aged 2 to 3 years old with an adult.
- Story Time for children aged 3 to 5 years old.
- Art With Heart for students in Grades K – 3
Flyers and monthly calendars detailing dates and times are available prior to pre registration for these programs. Special Events, Family Storytime, and Story & Craft Programs are listed in the monthly calendars.
Summer Reading Program
An annual Summer Reading Program is offered for children of all ages and for adults to encourage reading for enjoyment throughout the summer. Materials are provided by the Massachusetts Regional Library System. Activities and events for children and families are printed on our July and August calendar. Special performances are held as well as weekly programs for kids and families. Pre-registration is usually required. Please contact the Children’s Department for further information.
A display case for children’s special collections is available for monthly displays. Reservations may be made by calling the Children’s Dept. at 473-2145, extension 216.
Outreach is arranged as requested to Milford’s pre-schools, nursery schools, elementary and middle schools. Please call Sue-Ellen Szymanski, Supervisor of Children’s Service at 508-473-2145, ext 216 for an appointment.
Children’s Library Cards
Children who are 5 years or older, may have a library card of their own. You should ask for an application form at the Circulation Desk. A parent or legal guardian will need proof of identification to sign permission for a child to have a card.
Parents or guardians are responsible for any overdue, lost or damaged materials borrowed by a child.
The Children’s Room of the Milford Town Library holds books, DVDs, magazines, recordings, puppets, toys, story kits and other items which children may use and borrow from the library. We have computers that provide access to the Internet. This room can open the world to your child.
Parents are also responsible for what their children read. We do not act in loco parentis, which means that we do not monitor the library materials children choose nor do we limit children from access to any materials available in the Library. Parents are responsible for what their child is allowed to borrow or use in our library and should make their rules clear to their own children. Under Massachusetts Law, what any person borrows from our library is confidential, regardless of the person’s age.
Unattended Child Policy
Parents must decide whether their child is mature enough to remain alone while using the library. The Milford Town Library is a very busy public building with hundreds of people using the facility daily. The library does not assume responsibility for the behavior or safety of children of any age who are left unattended at the library. Parents are liable for all damages done by their children to the library facility or to library materials. The library does not assume responsibility for children while parents participate in library programs or other activities in the library.