Milton Public Library is a community center offering resources and services beyond books.  We’ve added four things patrons can borrow with a library card.  They are:

1 – Acoustic Guitars
Thanks to the Milton Recreation Department for the donation, the Milton Public Library has four acoustic guitars for loan.  The Washburn acoustic guitars are available to Milton residents at least 18 years old whose account is in good standing. With the guitar loan, you will also receive a carrying case, a book “Acoustic Guitar for Beginners” book by James Haywire, and guitar pick.  The loan period is two weeks. It may be extended for another two weeks, if it’s not on hold for another patron.

2 – Snowshoes
Thanks to a grant funded by Vermont Department of Health‘s 3-4-50 initiative or Rise VT, the library has 10 snowshoes to lend out to Milton residents.  You must be at least 18 years old with a library card in good standing.  When you check out the snowshoes, you will also receive a carrying bag containing the snowshoes and poles.  The loan period is seven days with no renewals.  The sizes are:

1 pair – Size 30″ for 200 – 250 lbs.
3 pairs – Size 25″ for 150 – 200 lbs.
2 pairs – Size 21″ for 100 – 150 lbs.
4 pairs – Size 16″ for 25 – 100 lbs.

3 – STEM Kits
The library has 6 STEM kits available to those who have a library card whose account is in good standing.  These kits are for ages 4 and up.  When you check out a STEM kit, you receive a carrying bag containing various STEM items along with suggested activities list and STEM-related books.  The loan period is two weeks. It may be extended for another two weeks, if it’s not on hold for another patron. They are:

Building for ages 4-8 – includes Melissa & Doug wood blocks (100), fish building blocks, sawtooth wood craft sticks, and more.
Electronics, Coding & Bots for ages 8 & up – includes a coding robot, colored markers, drag and drop visual programming software, Snap Circuits Jr. Select (32 snap pieces including a base grid, glow-in-the-dark flying propeller, phototransistor, LEDs, a music integrated circuit, and more), and more.
Engineering, Gears & Mazes for ages 5 & up – includes Q-Ba-Maze Rails builder set, Machines in Motion building set, and more.
Everyday Science for ages 8 & up – includes, Stir-It-Up chemistry set, bug discovery lab, safety goggles, magnifiers, and more.
KEVA for ages 9 & up – includes KEVA planks (300), and more.
Math for ages 4-8 – includes pack of number cards,  buttons, plastic insects and animals, snap cubes, shoelaces, foam patterns and counting collection, and more.

4 – Themed Book Kits
The library currently has 9 themed book kits available to those who have a library card whose account is in good standing.  These kits are for preschool age-children.  When you check out a themed book kit, you receive a canvas carrying bag that contains an activity folder and several picture books based on a theme.  The loan period is two weeks. It may be extended for another two weeks, if it’s not on hold for another patron.  They are:

Animals
Bears

Dinosaurs
Families
Farms
Monsters & Mythical Creatures
Space
Things That Go

Winter

We will be adding more themed book kits in the future.

In addition to the above, we have a telescope, and book discussion sets to borrow.  Story Time kits are also available to take home and keep!  The library is currently closed to the public. If you would like to borrow any of these items for curbside pickup, call the library at 802-893-4644.