The meeting rooms, Blocher Community Room, Makerspace and Playroom will be temporarily closed as well. They will re-open as soon as the positivity count for Wabash County drops beneath 25%.
We encourage all patrons to take advantage of our fantastic Curbside Services and enjoy a fast, convenient way to get your books, kits, movies and more! To place a curbside order, click HERE.
NMPL also offers Libby, a free e-library for all patrons to access with their library card! Click HERE to get started borrowing.
NMPL thanks the North Manchester community for all their support, and we look forward to continuing to serve you through a wealth of e-resources and online virtual programs.
The knitting and crochet group will be meeting at 1:30pm in the conference room! Grab your latest sewing project and join us - all are welcome!
It's time for another Book Folding session! Head to the NMPL Facebook page at 4pm today to learn how to turn a discarded book into a whimsical circus tent!
February Binge Boxes are now available for check out! Celebrate Valentine's Day with two romance binge boxes (Date Night and Classic Love Story) and enjoy a fun movie night with your loved ones. Or, grab the Black History Month Binge Box for five dynamic movies that will challenge and inspire you.
NOTE: There will be NO Teen Makers today. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Crazy 8's Math Club for K-2nd Grades is today at 3:45pm in the Blocher Room! Today we'll find out how much math firefighters do! First, see how many pounds of gear they have to carry while moving quickly. Next, learn what the different color caps on fire hydrants mean and how much water we need to put out a fire.
Tune in to the NMPL Facebook page tonight at 6pm to learn how to make awesome paracord survival bracelets with us! It’ll be a great skill set to learn especially if you like to camp, hike or enjoy being outside in general... not to mention, they just look cool!
NOTE: There will be NO Paper Can Do What Now!? program today, however, we've set the craft table up with another fun project for you and the kiddos to enjoy the next time you're at the library! Stop by the children's department any time this week and use glue sticks and colorful paper to transfer simple coloring pages into beautiful mosaics. This simple craft is fun and easy to do, and will produce the perfect fridge décor for your kitchen!
Storytime is today at 11am in the children's department! Join us for some fun songs, stories and a cool craft!
Crazy 8's Math Club is today at 6pm for 3rd-6th grades! Today we'll find out how much math firefighters do! First, see how many pounds of gear they have to carry while moving quickly. Next, learn what the different color caps on fire hydrants mean and how much water we need to put out a fire.
It's the LAST week of Winter Reading!
Turn in those trackers and apply those Beanstack tickets by Monday, January 31st!
The North Manchester Public is is currently hiring for a part time library clerk position. Daytime and evening availability is required, along with some Saturdays. Download an application and please submit it along with a cover letter to the Circulation Desk at the North Manchester Public Library. https://www.nman.lib.in.us/employment.html
PART-TIME LIBRARY CLERK:
The Library Clerk is responsible for circulating library materials, providing needed services for library patrons and the community, and maintaining the materials of the library. The Library Clerk reports to the Adult Department Manager in the Adult Department, and the Children's Department Manager in the Children's Department.
EDUCATION: High school graduate preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Prior work in a library preferred.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Computer skills; outstanding customer service skills; must be able to follow instructions and work independently.
Daytime and evening shifts, as well as some weekend hours are required. Must Be able to lift 20lbs. Be able to squat and work on your feet for long periods of time.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN WITH A COVER LETTER.
Reminder: There will NO Basics of Art: Pottery program today. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm and we're making this absolutely ADORABLE (and pinterest-worthy!) lion wall hanging! Join us as we upcycle cardboard and fabric scraps into a friendly looking lion to stand guard!
Grab your favorite stuffed animal and a warm blanket, and join us at 9am on Facebook for a virtual Storytime!
Pilcrow donors Drs. Bill Strawbride and Meg Wallhagen, Mr. & Mrs. Hal Berenson, Laura Ackerman, and Shout Mouse Press provided the additional health & wellness, math & science, and young author books for the library.
“It’s amazing really,” said Morbitzer. “We were able to invest $200 of Tammy Seifert’s memorial fund and it came back to us with an additional $1000 worth of books. We have board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, and nonfiction. I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate Tammy’s memorial fund and everyone at The Pilcrow Foundation. It’s been a really special way to honor Tammy’s life and legacy. She was known for helping out children through the High 5 Sports business. Now she’s helping out countless young readers in our community.”
Library director Diane Randall expressed, “NMPL is so grateful for the generosity of the friends and family of Tammy Seifer for providing the memorial funding in her honor, and to the Pilcrow Foundation for providing this grant opportunity to libraries.”
The books are available for checkout from the library and can be found on a special display set up across from the children’s circulation desk. Each book has a bookplate acknowledging Tammy’s memory and the generosity of her friends and family and the Pilcrow Foundation.
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 an easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.