MFPL remains a great resource for homeschooling

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We hope you have had a safe and happy summer. Back to school looks a lot different this September, but however your family has chosen to approach education, we are here to support you. Our wide selection of homeschooling resources can be helpful for all parents looking for new ideas and ways of engaging kids. We can assist you in finding materials that meet your needs. Please keep your local library in mind - we are here to help!
** New in September!
* We hope you got a chance to enjoy the story stroll at Branch Hill Farm. New stories will be going up shortly! You no longer need to make a appointment to visit the walks, but we do ask that you continue to observe social distancing and be safe.
* We are getting ready to host outdoor story time! Are your little ones ready to see some other children and enjoy the playground? We will focus on short books, songs, and movement to help keep everyone engaged. Once again, we will practice social distancing as much as possible. Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 10:30 AM on the library playground (rain date 9/24).
* If you are looking for homeschool resources, you can access a list via our visual search page. ( We also have a light table and science exploration kits to lend. Please stay tuned for a full list on our website.
* We are moving closer to opening for browsing by appointments. Please be patient as we work to meet everyone's comfort levels. Thank you!
** Interlibrary Loans Will Be Back Soon!
Great news! Interlibrary loans ( will be available again soon - we are hoping about mid-September. We know this comes as welcome news to many patrons, so we will let you know as soon as we can when things are up and running. If you need a reminder on how to use the system, please watch this video ( . We can also request items for you. Thank you for your patience, and start making those lists!
** Porch-side Pick Up & Computer Use Reminder
We are open for porch-side pick up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30 to 6:30 PM, and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Use your online account ( , call or email to reserve materials to pick up. Our book drop is open, so you can return materials at your convenience. You can also access e-books and audio-books through the NH Downloadable Book Consortium ( , and read, watch and listen on demand via Hoopla ( .
** Email (
Betsy Baker is the head librarian at Milton Free Public Library.
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