Become a Friend of the Library
The Friends of the North Manchester Public Library is an organization created to provide assistance to the library. The Friends hold two annual book sales, organize a June golf tourney, and sell other items throughout the year as fund raisers.
Book Donations and Memorials
Books, audio books, DVDs, and CDs may be donated for the library collections during library hours at the main circulation desk. All donations for the collection are subject to the Materials Selection Policy.
Books or other items may be donated to the library as a memorial to honor a friend or family member. All memorials for the collection also are subject to the Materials Selection Policy.
Donating old books, CDs, and DVDs to the Friends' book sale are another way to support the library. When considering a donation, please be sure that all items are in good condition and do not have a strong smell to them (mold, smoke). Drop off your donations with the library staff during library hours.
Generous folks have started – and continue to donate to – endowment funds managed by the Community Foundation of Wabash County. Interest from the endowment funds helps to cover library operating expenses, such as books, audio books, and lectureships.
If you would like to contribute to one of these funds, or start your own, contact the Community Foundation of Wabash County at 260.982.4824 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many teens and adults volunteer at the library. Volunteer opportunities may be short or long term. Current volunteers help at children's programs, deliver books to homebound patrons, present programs, sort and recycle old magazines, and assist with the newsletter mailing.
Contact the library at 260.982.4773 to see if there are open volunteer opportunities.
Recycling Ink Cartridges
You may bring empty print cartridges (laser or inkjet) and cell phones to the library for recycling. We recycle them with Funding Factory to earn points toward supplies!
So far we've earned a replacement printer, digital camera, and CD player. We have also earned Die-Cuts for the Die-Cut machine and craft supplies for Story time. This recycling project is saving the library money, and allowing us to use our funds for books and services.
Thank you very much for supporting us through your recycling efforts!