Storytime is today at 11am! Once again, the weather is keeping us indoors, but we'll have a great time in the Blocher Room singing songs, reading a story, and watercolor painting! We hope to see you there! (Masks required for anyone over the age of 8.)
BeTween is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace for patrons ages 9-12! Join us after school for snacks and hanging out! Space is limited and masks are required.
Log on to Facebook today at 11am for our Virtual Storytime program! We'll be singing silly songs, reading a story and making Bunny Crayon Cups!
You may not have a forest at your back door, but bring the great outdoors inside with today's watercolor tutorial! This serene painting brings to mind cool morning walks in the forest, with fog rolling through the landscape. Learn to paint it yourself today at 6pm on Facebook!
For those who have registered, Crazy 8's Club for 3rd - 5th Grades is tonight at 6pm! Haven't sign up yet? Call the front desk at 260-982-4773 to get on the list!
These new large print books just came in and are available for check out on the new shelf! Interested in a specific title? Call the front desk to place a hold!
North Manchester Public Library Director Diane Randall shares a few words on how far we've come - and why masks will still be required in the library.
Hi, I’m Diane Randall, the director of the North Manchester Public Library. I think everyone will agree that this past year has been rough, presenting immense challenges, stress, suffering and loss.
I am so very proud of how the staff here at the library, with their forward thinking can-do attitude have adapted to our changing world. I am really proud of our library’s response to the COVID-19
Utilizing board approved safety protocols, policies, and procedures, staff have successfully opened the building and work daily to provide a safe public space for anyone wanting to visit the library or use library resources. In addition, these safety protocols have allowed our staff to have a safe place to work as well.
We are all aware that Governor Holcomb lifted the mask mandate on Tuesday, April 6th. While he explained, in a press announcement, that the mask mandate is changing to a mask advisory, he also explained that local government entities and local businesses maintain the authority to require masks and determine safety protocol in their buildings. Well, the right thing for library to do, at this time, is to continue to utilize the social distancing practices, increased sanitation measures, and the required mask wearing protocols that we have currently in place.
We are on the right path but it is too early to throw out the increased safety measures we have been utilizing and that have been successful.
We miss the library of a year ago just as you do, and we look forward to gradually lessening these measures with time. We ask for your help and support in respectfully honoring our safety measures as we are continue forward on the right path.
- Diane Randall
Our first in-person Teen Makers program is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace for teens ages 13 to 18! Masks are required in the library at all times. Only 20 people will be allowed in the Makerspace at a time to help us practice social distancing, space will be first come, first serve. SEE YOU THERE!
Today also marks the return of our popular Cookies & Canvas program! Those who have registered are invited to join Heidi in the Blocher Community Room at 6pm for this fun, "The Office" themed, paint along program. Masks are required at all times in the library and class size will be limited so we can safely distance.
Happy National Library Week! Today is Library Outreach Day, so with that in mind, we're focusing on our AMAZING Homebound Program!
Did you know that anyone who finds it difficult to come to the library on a regular basis, due to extended illness, disability, and limited mobility, or other special circumstances, may use the Homebound program? That's right!Library employees will deliver and pick up materials by special arrangement to anyone within the town limits. Weekly deliveries are also made to Peabody & Timbercrest.
Library materials can be requested by the homebound patron via phone or the web, or our staff will choose materials for homebound patrons based on their reading preferences. Up to 10 items may be delivered weekly or bi-weekly - the choice is yours!
All library materials are available for delivery, including books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We're so glad to be able to offer this program to our patrons.
If you're interested in finding out more information, just give us a call at (260)982-4773 or visit the Homebound page of our website.
Because reading empowers you to travel the world without ever setting foot outside your door.
Because everyone should have access to books (and magazines and movies and CDs).
Because being housebound should never mean being bookless.
Because we love our patrons!
Tune in on Facebook this evening at 6pm to learn how to transform a simple wooden egg into an adorable Bunny, Sheep or Deer. These little cuties will last forever and become a part of the family Easter decorating tradition. We’ll take you through all the steps in helpful video, so don't miss it!
As you know, it's National Library Week and today is National Library Workers Day! With that in mind, we're celebrating all the amazing staff members that make up the Team NMPL. Check out the images below to learn a little more about us, and then be sure to thank a librarian next time you're at the library!
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.