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 Having Fun isn't hard when you've got a library card!    - Marc Brown

 
MILDRED G. FIELDS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
 

To access the MGF Library online catalog click the following link: Mildred G. Fields Online Catalog

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Hours:

Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday: Closed 


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MGF LIBRARY JOINS NASA AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN CELEBRATING THE CELESTIAL EVENT OF THE CENTURY

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Index:
How to obtain a library card  
Library Events
Create User Account
Taxpayer Return on Investment in TN Public Libraries
R.E.A.D.S. 

Tennessee Electronic Library  
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Auto Renewal
Periodicals
Local Newspapers
Behaviorial Policies
Interlibrary Loans  
DVDs
Audiobooks
Computers and Internet Access
Copies, Prints, and Faxes 
Story Time
Homeschool Programs
Book Reviews
Genealogy Room
Useful Links
Friends of the Library
Library Staff

 


How to Obtain a Library Card

Library cards are issued at no charge and may be obtained up to 30 minutes before closing. You will need:

  • Proof of residence that includes your name, current address, and is dated within the last 14 days. 
  • A driver's license or other photo I.D. Anyone under 18 years of age will have to obtain a card with their parent/guardian present and their parent/guardian will need the 2 documents listed.

For the first month you may have out a maximum of 2 items per card at any one time. After the initial month, you may check out a maximum of 10 books and 5 movies on an adult card, and 10 books on a juvenile card. 

Out of County residents are welcome.

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Library Events

Checkout our library events calander here

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Create User Account

After navigating to the MGF Online Catalog, click login in the upper right corner. Enter your library barcode number, without spaces. Enter USERPASS as the password. Once you are into your account, you can change the password. Having an account enables you to renew your items online, set text reminders, and place items on hold. You can also set alerts for new additions by your favorite authors.

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 Taxpayer Return on Investment in TN Public Libraries

 

Value of Library Services
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The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet.  Maine State Library added extra accessibility coding and reformatting for ease of reading online. This spreadsheet requires either Microsoft Excel or the free Excel Viewer. The Tennessee State Library and Archives would like to thank the Maine State Library for giving permission to adapt the calculator for Tennessee use. 

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 Regional eBook and Audiobook Download System 

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Checkout and download eBooks, Audiobooks, and streaming videos online through R.E.A.D.S with the OverDrive app. READS is available, free of charge, 24/7 from any computer or mobile device with internet access.   

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Tennessee Electronic Library 

TEL gives Tennesseans access to:

  • articles, essays, source materials, and practice tests

  • online homework help 

  • career transitions, resumes, job search, and interview practice

  • genealogy research, and much more!

TEL is available, free of charge, 24/7 from any computer or mobile device with internet access.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library  

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library aims to foster a love of reading in preschool children and ensure that every child has books, regardless of their family's income.

Register, online or at the MGF Library, and each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. He/She can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old.


If you're moving, be sure to change your address so your child's books will follow! Change it online or call toll free 1-877-99BOOKS. 

HOW CAN I HELP?
Donations may be made online, at the MGF Library, or mailed to:
Governor's Books from Birth Foundation
312 Rosa Parks Ave.
Tennessee Tower, 27th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

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Auto Renewal


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 Periodicals

The Library subscribes to the following periodicals:

Better Homes & Gardens
Consumer Reports
Diabetic Living
Discover
Fitness
Glamour
Golf Digest
Good Housekeeping
Highlights for Children
Marie Claire
National Geographic
O: The Oprah Magazine
Parents
People
Predator Xtreme
Prevention
Reader's Digest (Large Print)
Self
Seventeen
Shape
Southern Living
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Taste of Home
Time

Current month issues are available to view in the library. We retain back issues for six months and these are available for checkout. 

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Local Newspapers

The Library subscribes to the following newspapers:

The Milan Mirror Exchange (Weekly)
The Jackson Sun (Daily Mon-Sat)
Tennessee Town & City (Bi-Weekly)

Current issues are available to view in the library.

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Behaviorial Policies

See our Rules for Behavior while using the library.

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Interlibrary Loans 

If you don't find what you're searching for, ask a staff member! We may be able to borrow the item from another library for your use.

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DVDs

The MGF Library has 2500+ DVDs for circulation, including many TV series. These may be checked out, with an adult card, for 1 week, with a limit of 2 renewals. A household may have 5 out at any one time. There is an overdue fee of $1.00 per day, per item. 

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Audiobooks                           

The MGF Library has 1800+ Audiobooks available on CDs and Playaways. These may be checked out for 2 weeks with a limit of 2 renewals. There is an overdue fee of 50¢ per day, per item. 

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Computers and Internet Access

The MGF Library is pleased to offer public use of the Internet as part of the library’s mission of providing free and open access to material and services to meet our patrons' personal, educational, and professional needs. The library offers 28 public access machines that are accessible after presenting your MGF Library card or photo I.D. to a staff member at the front counter. WiFi is also available.

Guests without library cards are welcome to use the computers after presenting your photo I.D. to a staff member at the front counter.

Children, 12 and under, must be accompanied by an adult when using computers. Graphic and/or obscene material may not be viewed.

Wireless Internet Policies

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Copies, Prints, and Faxes

Copies are available for 25¢ per page. Color copies are not offered at this time.

Prints from computers are available for 25¢ per page for black and white, 50¢ per page for color. Prices are reduced for students. Adult students, 18 and over, must show college I.D. for reduced price.

Faxes are available to send for $1.00, to receive for 25¢ per page.

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Story Time

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Story Time is geared towards children from birth to Pre-K. This is a weekly program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am including themed stories, songs, and activities. 

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Homeschool Programs

The MGF Library partners with area homeschoolers to provide fun and educational programming monthly. If you would like more information or would like to be added to the email list, please send your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews are held on the last Thursday of every month from 12-1 pm. Light refreshments are served by the Friends of the Library. Past reviewers include Ashton Lee, Alex Bledsoe, and Susannah Lewis.

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Genealogy Room

The MGF Library’s Genealogy Room houses an ST ViewScan microfilm reader with more than 200 reels of microfilm, including the Milan-Mirror Exchange newspaper dating back to 1871. Other offerings include:

DAR magazines
West TN Historical Society Papers
Official Records of the Union & Confederate Armies
Census Records
Cemetery Records
& Much More!

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Useful Links

GED Classes are held every Thursday Night at 6:00 pm here at the Library. For more information click here.

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - A free library program of over 150,000 recorded, large print, and braille materials available to residents of Tennessee who are not able to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability.

Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - A statewide special library dedicated to meeting the information and accessibility needs of the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind communities, as well as meeting the information needs about hearing loss to all Tennesseans.

DigitalLearn.org Tools to tackle technology at your own pace.

GCFLearnFree - A free online educational website focusing on technology, job training, reading, and math skills.

TechBoomers - A free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life. 

Excel-Easy - Excel Tutorials

Basic ESL - Learn English Online

HELP4TN - Find legal and social service resources in TN

Homeless & Low-Income Student Resources - Resource Guide

Mousercise - Mouse Practicing Tool

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Friends of the Library

Friends make up the difference between the funds that are available for the daily operation of our library, and what is needed to enrich our library. Join today!

Individual Membership- $15.00
Family Membership- $30.00
Patron Membership- $50.00
Sponsor- $75.00
Platinum Sponsor- $100.00
 
Book Sale: The Friends of the Library have a year-round book sale here at the library. Some of these are donations and in brand new condition. Some are donations of very old books. Some are books we've weeded out of the library collection. Books are weeded and donated on a continual basis so there's always something different out! All books sell for only 25¢!
 

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Library Staff

Missy Blakely - Director
Barbara Pitts - Assistant Director
Katie Hollandsworth - Youth Services Librarian
Debbie Whitten - Library Assistant
Chad Miller  -  Technical Services Librarian
Jessica White - Circulation Clerk
 

Mildred G. Fields Memorial Library
Milan Municipal Building
1075-A East Van Hook St.
Milan, TN 38358
731-686-8268
731-723-3747
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