You are invited to Milford Memorial Library’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Join us for kid crafts (make and take or to go), Santa’s visit, Festival of Tree voting, and treats provided by the Friends of the Milford Library. We are looking forward to starting the holiday season with you!
Y.A.D.O., Young Adults’ Day Off, will be held at Milford Memorial Library, on Monday, December 5, from 11:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fourth through twelfth graders are invited to come and create marble dipped cup and tile coaster, play games, eating pizza and popcorn, and watching the movie Home Alone. This event costs $5 and requires registration. For more information and register call Milford Memorial Library at 712-338-4643 or call Arnolds Park Library at 712-332-2033.
Join us for a special Paint Night at the Library on Thursday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m., at the Arnolds Park Library. D & L Ceramics from Everly will be leading us through painting a ceramic gnome or truck with a tree. The cost for this Paint Night is $30 and you will need to pay before the class for a spot. Contact the Milford Memorial Library, Arnolds Park Library, or Spirit Lake Library to register and let them know what ceramic piece you would like to paint. Items will be taken back to Everly and fired before they are returned to the library for participants to pick up.
The Holiday Gift Shop is in trouble and we are inviting 4th through 12th graders to help them finish up the season. MML’s The Holiday Gift Shop Challenge Box is for Young Adults looking to create some handmade gifts. They will be helping out the shop owner by finishing up the three last-minute customers. These holiday helpers will be creating a lath star with a coffee stain, a cardboard snowflake, and a paintbrush gnome. The Holiday Gift Shop Challenge Box will be available Tuesday, December 13, through Friday, December 23. This is a free activity, but does require registration. Registration can be done by calling MML at 712-338-4643 or by going online to http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/young-adult-registration.html
Milford Memorial Library is collecting non-perishable food items for the Dickinson County Upper Des Moines Food Pantry until Friday, December 17. Let’s help stock their shelves!
Milford Memorial Library: Youth Corner
Milford Memorial Library will be hosting an Open House as part of Milford’s Holiday Fantasy weekend. This event will take place from 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. We will have voting for trees, crafts for the kiddos, a visit from Santa, and yummy treats. This is a come and go event, and everything is provided by the library.
Also, don’t forget there will be a December Building Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. on the following Monday, December 5.
This week’s library feature is the many book displays in the youth area. The five main displays are changed each month and are based on what is going on throughout that month (ex. November-Thanksgiving books). However, The New York Times Best Sellers get changed each week, and all of the displays get ‘freshened up’ each day.