Tired of the snow, ice, being indoors and power outages? The Milton-Union Public Library is a warm place to be stuck inside. The library has more than books and DVDs to offer on a cold day.
“We have lots to offer folks who are in need of a warm, free place to go”, says P. R. Specialist Jeanette Dohner, “whether they need to just get out of the house for a little while to do something different or they have no power! We enjoy seeing someone curled up with reading material on one of the chairs or couches, especially a parent quietly reading to a youngster.”
Five internet access computers provide users a guaranteed hour of job hunting, emailing, game playing and other web related browsing. These PCs also have Microsoft Word and Publisher 2007 for word processing projects. Patrons can use their own memory stick or purchase one from the library and print documents for a minimal fee per page. Two other computers provide only word processing capabilities. Wi-Fi is accessible in the building.
Frequently there are two puzzles going on different tables so that anyone can sit down for a moment (or longer) to work on them. The Children’s Room boasts a Lego table and wooden puzzles for the kids. There are two sofas in the library, one in the Teen Corner and one in the children’s section. Age appropriate comic books can be looked at and checked out from those areas.
The library has a periodical reading section offering the latest copies of over 90 magazines including Popular Science, Wired, Bookmarks, and The Economist along with old favorites like Consumer Reports, Taste of Home, Family Circle, People and GQ. The up to date issue is not available for check out; however, older editions may be checked out for two weeks. Current copies of the Dayton Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Weekly Herald, Troy Daily News, Stillwater Valley Advertiser, and the Sunday New York Times are on hand to read at a table or one of two wing chairs.
The library is located at 560 S. Main Street, West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit the library, call 698-5515 or go to www.mupubliclibrary.org.