Drum roll please... it's time to announce the winners of NMPL's Write Your Own Recipe contest! Patron's submitted recipes in four categories: 6 and under, 7 - 12, Teen, and Adult.
We had so many delicious sounding (and humorous!) recipes that it was definitely tricky to narrow down the winners. But here they are at last! Congratulations to: Hadley Pyle, for the Chocolate Cake with Flowers On It recipe; Kaylee Metzger for the Speedy Southwest Salad recipe; Wynter Harris for the Extra Special Crescent Rolls recipe; and Kim Ebersole for the Heart Italian Sausage Soup recipe! (You know if you make all those recipes, you have your salad, side, main dish and desert all sorted! Dinner tonight?)
The winners received a set of Silicone Muffin Molds, a Danish Dough Whisk, a Mixing Bowl, Salt & Pepper Shakers (donated by The Wood Shed in Wabash), and a Wooden Sign (pictured). Prizes can be picked up via curbside!
Scroll down to check out some of the other incredible entries and to hopefully get some recipe inspiration while you're at it!
6 & Under
7 - 12
We know how many of our patrons LOVE browsing our Reader's Choice displays to find new books to love... and even though browsing is a bit difficult via Curbside, we can still bring that Reader's Choice option to you!
Our December Holiday Book displays are always our most popular ones of the year, and now you can use our Curbside Services to get those holiday books in your next order! Ordering online? Simply select one of our Holiday Book Pack bundles and a NMPL staff member will specially select a few holiday books just for you! (We have 6 different options available, allowing you to customize the amount of books you receive and which department we pull them from!) Calling in? Just ask for a Holiday Book Pack bundle to be added to your order!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!
The library will be closing today at 5pm. Curbside hours are 11am-5pm. The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Curbside hours will resume on Friday from 11am to 4pm.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
Join is on Facebook today at 2pm for a slideshow on Harlem Renaissance painter, Jacob Lawrence and his contribution to the cubist movement! Learn how to make cityscapes using tissue paper and glue.
Give a gift that keeps on giving... the gift of reading!
Purchase a library gift certificate for an out of town friend or family member and give them the gift of a NMPL Library Card! This gift will enable the recipient to enjoy all the benefits of being an NMPL Card Holder for up to a year! They can check out books, movies, WiFi hotspots, magazines, tech, activity kits, and more, all while also enjoying our fantastic Libby E-Library on all their smart phone devices!
Even better? We offer a variety of card options and prices, perfect to meet any budget!
3 Month Card - $20
6 Month Card - $40
One Year Card - $80
So how does it work? Simply call the library to order a gift certificate. You can pick it up and pay via curbside. The recipient can then turn the card back into the library via curbside to get their free card - it's just that easy!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! We hope your gift giving just got a little simpler.
NOTE: Crazy 8's Math Club has been cancelled.
It's almost December... the time for pine trees, pine cones and twinkling lights! Get an early start on decorating by joining us on Facebook at 11am to learn to make an adorable paper pinecone! If you missed grabbing a kit, the video will still provide you with instructions and the information you'll need to make your own!
Aiming for the fluffiest pancakes, the lightest biscuits, the highest cakes? Then you MUST give Milk Kefir a try. Substituted for milk or buttermilk in baking recipes, the results are glorious. It’s also a perfect base for fruit smoothies. Milk Kefir originated in Russia/Eastern Europe and helps promote good digestion. Want to learn how to get started fermenting? Watch us on Facebook Live today at 4pm to learn how!
Watch Cook a Book on Facebook Live today at 11am for Thanksgiving dinner inspiration! A manual meat grinder takes center stage this week - it’s the perfect tool for Grandma Stahn’s Cranberry Sauce!
Want to cook along with us? Gather the following ingredients:
While the library is closed for Curbside Services only, we will temporarily provide Document Days for our patrons in order to get essential documents faxed or copied. We will fax, copy and print (black and white only) essential documents, such as government forms, financial documents, school paperwork, or other business papers.
DOCUMENT DAYS HOURS:
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed
To use this service, simply drive to the library and park in the parking lot. Call the library during the Document Days hours and let us know what service you need. Please be sure to have all the documents and the fee with you. A staff member wearing PPE will let you into the building entryway. Patrons MUST wear a mask while using this service, and must stay in the entryway library for the duration of the service.
Faxing: $1 per page
Printing & Copying (Black and White Only): 10 cents a page
If you do not have a smart phone device, and need to set up a time to pick up printed documents, please call the library at 260-982-4773 to arrange an appointment.
Please note: Crazy 8's has been cancelled.
This month we are honoring and recognizing Native Americans and Native American culture. We will highlight books in the NMPL collection and share online resources that will help you grow your knowledge in Native American history! Join us today at 6pm on Facebook to learn with us!
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.