Poetry Invitational

The Zycon Corporation, a publishing company incorporated in the State of Indiana since 1991, is sponsoring a Poetry Invitational to commemorate the centennial of the death of Indiana poet, James Whitcomb Riley.  See the attached form for information on how to submit entries!

Zycon Poetry Invitational

Families Helping Families

The Youth Services Bureau that services Wabash and Huntington Counties is in need of Host Homes that provide temporary care to youth.  If you are interested, please contact Stephen Ward, the Host Home Coordinator, at 260-356-9681.

The State Park Pass Is Here!

NMPL has one state park pass available for patrons to check out.  The pass may be scheduled and has a seven day checkout.  There are replacement fees and late fines if the pass is not returned in a timely manner.  This is a program offered for 2016 only by the Indiana DNR.  For more information, please visit the DNR website!

We have a new copier!

We have a new copier for the copying and printing needs of our patrons.  We will now be able to offer color copying, as well as the ability to scan a document to an email.  Costs are as follows:

  • Printing in Black & White–$.10 per copy
  • Copying in Black & White–$.10 per copy
  • Printing in Color–$.25 per copy
  • Copying in Color–$.25 per copy
  • Scanning to Email–No charge

Collections Needed!

Do you collect tea pots, dolls, model cars or paintings? Do you have a collection of postcards from all over the world or a quilt collection that’s the envy of all your friends? Display your collection at the library! Collections will be displayed in the library rotunda in a locked case for 3 months. Visit the front desk for more information or email us at jmorbitzer@nman.lib.in.us!

Reciprocal Program

At the end of March, North Manchester Public Library and Roann Paw Paw Township Public Library will be joining forces in a reciprocal borrowing program. If you have a library card with Roann, you will be able to get an NMPL library card free of charge. You will need to show your Roann library card, ID, and will have to have your good standing with the Roann library verified. Reciprocal borrowers are not allowed to check out DVDs, but the rest of the collection is available for our regular 3 week checkout. We are happy to be providing more of Wabash County with library access.

Book Returns at the Desk

Clerks will be encouraging patrons to return their books in the book returns (or slots) built into the main desk. We are attempting to make this a habit for patrons so that books left on the circulation desk do not get confused with others that might be waiting to check out. Thank you for helping us with this endeavor!

Overdrive Checkout Limit Increased!

Previously, the Overdrive consortium NMPL belongs to had a checkout limit of 3 books. However, as our consortium adds more and more books, patrons have asked to be able to check out more items at a time. NMPL's Overdrive service now allows patrons to check out 6 books at a time. The amount of holds a patron can place has also doubled to 6 from the previous 3.

Free Student Cards for North Manchester School Students

NMPL has decided to make all student cards free in partnership with the North Manchester Reads initiative! Previously $10.00, now students enrolled in any preschool through high school in North Manchester Public Library's taxing district will be able to receive free cards. Students need to bring proof of enrollment to sign up for a card (e.g. a report card), and will need a parent's signature if they are under eighteen.

Manchester Reads Initiative

North Manchester Public Library is teaming up with Manchester Community Schools to further develop readers in our community. The initiative will focus on encouraging pleasure reading, with highest emphasis on those in grades 7-12. We hope as our community gets behind this initiative, students will see how important reading is to the adults around them. Share what you're reading now on our North Manchester Reads Facebook page, and look for more reading porgrams to come!