On Tuesday, August 16, at 1:00 p.m., join MML’s Open Book Discussion Group to discuss the featured book The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Copies can be found at the library. It is not necessary to attend all of the meetings, and you are welcome to come and go as you please.
Preserving your own foods can be a lot quicker and easier than you might think. It’s a great way to have delicious, local food all year long. Three free hands-on workshops in September offer you the opportunity to learn safe food preservation techniques.
September 13: Salsa Making Basics: Take home a jar of salsa you preserved using the hot water bath canning method after learning safe methods! Homemade deliciousness in a jar!
September 20: Jam Making and Dehydrating: You’ll learn safe methods to preserve jams and dehydrate foods in this ‘jam’ session and take home the fruit of your labors!
September 27: Pickle Making and Pickled Products: If you relish a jar of homemade pickles, come experience the joy of pickle making in this hands-on workshop.
Space is limited. To Register contact:
Dickinson County Extension and Outreach Sue Boettcher, email@example.com 712-336-3438.
MML’s Do Research webpage has several great resources for downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, genealogy research, and help with continuing learning. To locate this webpage, go to, milford.lib.ia.us. A Colum will appear on the left-hand side, hover over the heading “Use Our Library” and then click “Do Research”. A new page will open with the resource links.
When wanting to know the reading level of a book the Accelerated Reader list is a terrific resource. This resource will identify reading levels of a book and how many points. Users are able to do a quick search or are able to do a more advanced search. Quick searches are great for knowing the title and it can be quickly found. The advanced searches help find books by title, author, subject, but also by reading level, point level, Interest Level, Fiction or Nonfiction, and English or Spanish. If the user is not sure what the categories mean, they can click on the little blue question marks and a definition will pull up. This is a great way to show kids their reading progress during the summer and during the school year.
Milford Memorial Library: Youth Corner
Milford Memorial Library is excited to be a part of the upcoming Okoboji Blue Water Festival. Meet Miss Becca and Miss Gillian for Building Bookworms at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, near Bob’s Dogs in Arnolds Park. The storytime will focus on clean water and the environment through short stories, songs/rhymes, and a simple craft.
Starting the week of August 8, families can stop by the library to pick up their camping bag prize if their kiddo/s previously turned in a completed Reading-Activity Log. The library staff will also be drawing winners for the larger prizes.
Lastly, next week (August 15-19) will be the last few days to read with Miss Becca. Please contact MML for dates and times (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 712-338-4643).