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Online resources are available on the "Catalog" page

Many of the online resources we offer are easily accessible from the "Catalog" link across the top of the page.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends will hold their semi-annual book sale from Wednesday, April 14 - Saturday, April 17.

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LEGOs at the Library!

Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving besides shopping?

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Join us for Baby Time on Wednesday mornings!

Baby Time is for pre-walkers (newborns to around 12 or 13 months) and their parent or caregiver and will be held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

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Library meets standards for State Accreditation

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Manchester Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in "In Service to Iowa: Public Library Measures of Quality, 4th ed."

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends will hold their semi-annual book sale from Wednesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 16.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends will hold their semi-annual book sale from Wednesday, October 14 - Saturday, October 17.

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Fall story times start the second week of September!

Register now for the 10 week session of Wee Read or Mother Goose. No registration is required for Family Story Times.

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Annual Report shows heavy Library usage and many accomplishments!

The Library recently ended its fiscal year with over 112,000 circulations. New Library cards totaled 361. There were 71 Library programs with over 1,000 people participating. The Iowa Room was used over 210 times for community meetings, group gatherings, and ICN classes. The Library also proctored 40 exams, had over 12,000 website visits, and the Library's Internet computers were used over 9,800 times.

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Teens are reading!

Over 30 kids are taking part in our Teen Summer Reading Program: Express Yourself @ your Library. After reading for 900 minutes (only 30 minutes/day for 30 days) the teen's name goes in a drawing for prizes. Small prizes are handed out each week in July just for checking in with us at the Library!

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"Calling All Artists" ages 7-12!

This year's theme for summer reading is Be Creative @ Your Library and we want to see your imagination at work! We are asking you to "re-create yourself" with a self-portrait. We want to "see what you are made of," so as long as it can be put on an 8 x 10 piece of paper, you can use it - crayons, pencils, chalk, markers, collage,...

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Be Creative @ Your Library!

Stop by the Library and register for the Children's Summer Reading Program! There are reading logs for independent readers, family reading, and a new "Parents as Reading Partners" program. Special programs and events will be held for all ages in June and July. Check out the listing of events on our website or pick up a calendar in the Children's Room.

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Check out our board games and books during T.V. Turnoff Week

April 20-26 is National T.V. Turnoff Week! What better place to find things to do than at your library? Why not pick one night to play games and read books with your family?

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Crafts @ the Library!

You provide the imagination; we'll provide the materials!

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends will hold their semi-annual book sale from Wednesday, April 15 - Saturday, April 18.

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April Story Times

Our story time themes in April will explore the topics of spring and Easter, rain, frogs, and body movement!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Week

We will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle. Stop by the Children's Room the week of March 16-21 and help us celebrate!

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Welcome Karen Corcoran!

Karen Corcoran recently joined the staff as our newest Library Assistant.

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Thomas and friends day!

Join us on Saturday, February 21st from 10:30 - 12:00 for a celebration of Thomas the tank engine and his friends. We will share stories, activities, snacks, and watch Thomas in his new movie The Great Discovery.

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Story Times and Game Day continue

The Children's Room is continuing Wee Read story times and Mother Goose times throughout the month of February. There will also be another Game Day this month.

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