Visit our non-fiction shelf and meet:
Nathaniel Newman, a Normal kid born with Treacher Collins Syndrome (like the boy from Wonder). Tackling 67 surgeries before the age of 15, his is a story you won't soon forget.
Frances Perkins, The Only Woman in the Photo. The first female member of a presidential candidate, Frances was the driving force behind the New Deal.
Sharon Langley, a tiny girl who became known nation wide when she was photographed riding the newly desegregated Gwynn Oak carousel in 1963.
Lucy's Umbrella is covered with reminders of all the beautiful things she finds to appreciate in friends, nature, and herself!
Shel is really more of a loner, but after having the egg carton all to himself for a while, he starts to miss his buddies and embarks on a search of the grocery store in The Great Eggscape.
The Button Book is the perfect lap-sit choice to get your little listener interacting and giggling up a storm!
Courageous World Changers profiles 50 amazing women from various countries and eras who used their talents to make a difference in unique ways.
Written by a mother, A Parent's Guide to Natural Hair Care for Girls is chock full of techniques and styles for healthy and gorgeous hair.
Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln, pays tribute to our 16th president's love of animals and introduces young readers to a little known incident from Lincoln's boyhood.
Conceptualized by the late Kobe Bryant, Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof immerses readers in a land where sports and magical power known as grana must be harnessed to save the world.
Yasmin in Charge means problems at the zoo, school, and elsewhere get solved creatively in this fun-filled early chapter book.
Don't Call Me Bear! shouts poor, misunderstood Koala (he's a marsupial) in this hilarious picture book that will get little listeners laughing and learning at the same time.
The Best of Warner Bros: 50 Looney Tunes Cartoons Collection and Saturday Morning Cartoons (the 1960s and 1970s), are a great way to bring back that bowl of cold cereal-plunked down on the couch-early Saturday morning feel from your childhood. Start some new traditions by watching them with your kids (or grandkids).
Little ones will rock out to Little Baby Bums: Nursery Rhymes, which features the hit song "Baby Shark" as well as classics like "If You're Happy and You Know It."
Get your TV series fix in with Star Wars: Rebels, the Complete Season 3, The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series, and Rugrats: All Grown Up, Seasons 1 - 5.
Based on a true story, Catherine's War is a heartfelt account of one young photographer's survival in the midst of the tragedy and trauma of Nazi-occupied France.
Finally, an explanation for the odd behavior of pigeons! They're actually feathered crime fighters chasing the bad guys and saving our cities. Check out Real Pigeons Fight Crime for the low down on Rock, Tumbler, Homey, and the rest of the flock.
Ants Don't Wear Pants is a humorous and painless way to teach kids all about the anatomy, life cycles, and habitats of different ants.
Armed with a smart phone (or maybe even a camera!), young photographers will embark on a series of Photo Adventures for Kids that will teach them the ins and outs of framing, composition, color and more!
Some obscure, some famous, but all fascinating; 20 individuals are brought to life for young readers in Missing! Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing and Caught! Nabbing History's Most Wanted.
Overview: A New Way of Seeing Earth is a brilliantly assembled collection of satellite images of our planet. Before and after the California wildfires, the Netherlands' tulip fields, an enormous parking lot in Montgomery, Alabama - these photographs forcefully bring home the vastness of the world around us and the interactions between humans and their environment.
Independent readers can Race to the Sun with a Navajo monsterslayer, experience the little known Philippine American War in Bone Talk, sample Pickled Watermelon in 1980's Israel, or take on the criminal justice system From the Desk of Zoe Washington.
From fantasy to history to present day realities, the new book shelf has so much to offer elementary - middle school readers!
Quirky titles like Nobody Hugs a Cactus, Fruits in Suits, and You Loves Ewe! will have young listeners giggling the whole way through.
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk and Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying are fascinating peeks into Indian culture and customs.
Parents deep in the throes of potty training will get some help from Potty All-Star, which casts a toddler as a basketball player ready to get off the bench and start making some hoops!
Infants will benefit from our new black and white board books - Hello, Bugs! and Baby Sees Colors! are just two of the titles now available. According to Developmental Psychologist Dr. Dana Erhard-Weis, "Bold black-and-white images stimulate the development of the optic nerves and encourage young babies' cognitive development without over-stimulating them.."
These are just a few of the many board books we have available that support infant/toddler development as they progress through the milestones of early childhood!
There's a whole world out there waiting to be explored and our newest picture books bring that world right to your lap!
Festival of Colors is a joyous celebration of Holi and Welcome, Elijah is both a heartwarming and informative "tail" about Passover.
Family ties are beautifully depicted in Brown Baby Lullaby, Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath, and Love and the Rocking Chair.
Encourage skills like counting (One Fox), color recognition (What Color is Night?), and drama (The Serious Goose).
Visit our new book shelf today!
Against the backdrop of childhoods marked by parental separation (first losing their mother to cancer and then sheltering children fleeing the bombing of London), C. S. Lewis and his brother are Finding Narnia.
Observances of Black History Month will be enriched by the inspiring histories of Lizzie Demands a Seat! Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights, Fancy Party Gowns (a profile of Ann Cole Lowe, who designed Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress), and What Were the Negro Leagues?
Printed on a unique nontoxic, paperlike material, our Indestructibles collection holds up to anything babies can throw at it. Chew proof, rip proof, nontoxic, and 100% washable; Indestructibles are the perfect way to begin fostering a love of books in your baby. Ask a librarian to show you where they are located!
Looking for a feature length film for family movie night? Check out The Addams Family, How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming, or Thomas and Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure.
Looking for something short to entertain the kids while you read a couple more chapters in your latest library book? Borrow the Minions' 9 Mini-Movie Collection, 20 Garfield Stories, or the wildly popular YouTube star Blippi.
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in a comfortable and easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.