As the days get shorter and the nights get darker, it can be hard to find fun activities to fill the chilly evenings. NMPL TO THE RESCUE! We are SO incredibly excited about our new Family Movie Night Bundles! These bundles are your one-stop-shop for EVERYTHING You need to host a successful family movie night. Awesome movies? CHECK. Themed books to match? CHECK! Delicious snacks? CHECK. Fun activities to match the books and movies? CHECK CHECK! Even better? The ONLY part you need to return to the library is the basket, the books and the movies! The rest of the items are yours to keep!
So what kinds of baskets do we have? Head over to our Family Movie Night Bundle page for all the details or click through the pictures below!
So how can you get one? Simply place a curbside order online or by phone (260-982-4773)!
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!
Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases in the county, the Wabash County Health Department has advised that the library should close the building to the public at this time. The building will close to the public at 8pm on Monday, November 16th.
NMPL will offer Curbside Services Monday-Thursday from the hours of 11am to 7pm. Curbside Hours on Friday will be 11am-4pm. We will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Patrons may place their Curbside Orders either by calling the library at (260)982-4773 or can place an order 24/7 on our website. Curbside Pick Up is limited to 10 items per car. Patrons may check out books, DVDs, Binge Boxes, audio books, magazines, a WiFi Hotspot, Activity Kits for Kids and Program Kits! Please allow 24 hours for your order to be filled. (If an order is placed on Tuesday, it will be ready on Wednesday. If an order is placed on Saturday, it will be ready for pick up on Monday.) Orders can be picked up at the front of the North Manchester Public Library, simply pull up to the curb, and call the library and give us your name! A library staff member will be out shortly and will set your order on the outside bench, near the curb, next to the bike racks. Once the staff member goes inside, you are free to collect your order.
We will maintain a dynamic calendar of fantastic online events that all patrons can participate in! Kits for these programs can be picked up via curbside. Please visit our Programming page on our website for more information!
The library encourages all patrons to also make use of our free e-library, Libby! All patrons with a library card can check out books, audiobooks, magazines and more all from their smart devices. Patrons can also use Inspire, a free database for Indiana Residents, including Rosetta Stone, genealogy information, archived newspapers, and other resources.
We would like to thank all our patrons for their support during this time. The safety of our staff and patrons is our number one priority.
The library will continue to stay in touch with local health officials and will continue to carefully monitor the spread of Covid-19. We will assess weekly in regards to resuming regular hours, and will post any updates on our website and social media pages.
CDC Information on Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Covid-19 Indiana Dashboard: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm
Picking up a Curbside Order for the first time and feeling a little unsure of the process? We get it! New experiences can be intimidating! Find out what the pick up process looks like from the patron side (and just how easy it is!) by watching this helpful little video!
The library will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. Want to have books, movies or activity kits before the holiday weekend? Place your curbside order ASAP to ensure you've secured a Friday afternoon pick up slot! You can place your order online or by calling us at 260-982-4773.
We'll talk to you soon!
We hear you! You LOVE Curbside service! We are so glad to be able to offer this service to the community, and we're so excited to announce that beginning Monday, March 18th, we are extending curbside hours on Mondays and Wednesdays! Curbside hours will now be Mondays 12pm-6pm; Wednesdays 12pm-6pm and Fridays 12pm to 4pm. We hope these new hours will not only allow us to serve more patrons, but will also make it easier for patrons who work later to still place and receive their orders.
To place your a curbside order, call us at (260) 982-4773 or by filling out the online form on our Curbside Pick Up page!
Now, for our next exciting news... we are now introducing DOCUMENT DAYS!
What are Document Days? During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will temporarily provide Document Days for our patrons in order to get essential documents faxed or copied. We will fax or copy (black and white copies only) essential documents, such as government forms, financial documents, school paperwork, or other business papers. Document Days are by appointment only. To book an appointment, call the library at 260-982-4773, Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Appointments will take place on Document Days, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm-6pm. For more information, please visit our Document Days page!
The American Library Association featured the NMPL Activity Kits for Curbside Pick Up on their ProgrammingLibrarian.org website! Thanks so much for the shout out ALA! Want to request your own activity kit? Head over to our Curbside Pick Up page.
We've added TWO NEW Activity Kits to our Curbside Service! In addition to the Watercolor, Paint By Number, Origami and Threader kits, we are now offering a Do-A-Dot Kit and a Duct Tape kit! Kits will love using dot markets to create beautiful pieces of art or exploring all kids of amazing creative projects with duct tape. To receive a kit with your Curbside Pick Up order, simply add it to your request online, or ask for it when you call to place a order! (260-982-4773)
Ever wondered how exactly we clean and disinfect material returns from our Curbside Pick Up service? Let's go on a journey with a returned book and find out!
Slow connection? Here's a poster to break it down for you!
Are cries of "I'm bored!" "What can I do now?" "I don't WANNA do that!", echoing through your house? NMPL is here to save the day... with Curbside Kid's Activity Kits! These amazing kits are sure to cure even the most bored child and keep them occupied for hours! Each kit includes all the supplies you will need to create an amazing art project, as well as information on which parts of the kit you get to keep, and which part you bring back to NMPL.
Here's what we have available!
To receive a kit with your Curbside Pick Up order, simply add it to your request online, or ask for it when you call to place a order! (260-982-4773)
Let boredom be banished!
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.