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.
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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!
Due dates and fines are as follows:
BOOKS - 3 Weeks Check Out, No Late Fees
DVDS - 3 Days for New DVDs (DVDs with yellow tape), 1 Week for Old DVDs (DVDs without yellow tape), $5 Late Fee Per Day, Per Item
WIFI HOTSPOTS - 1 Week Check Out, $5 Late Fee Per Day
LAPTOPS & IPAD - 24 Hour Check Out, $25 Late Fee Per Day
“Library staff realize how much our patrons have missed checking out print books and DVDs during the Stay at Home order! We are excited to be able to resume these services,” said Diane Randall, Library Director.
Pick Up days will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12pm to 4pm and any requested items will be available for pick up on the next pick up day.
The library is putting the safety of the staff and patrons first by maintaining contactless pick up service. “When a patron comes to get their order, they will call the library from the parking lot,” stated Jeanna Hann, Adult Department Manager and Marketing Coordinator, “A staff member wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) will place the order in a plastic bag and take it to the bench outside. Once the staff member goes back inside the building, the patron can then retrieve their order.”
All returns will be disinfected with Concept 256, a hospital grade cleaner, approved to kill CoronaVirus. The books will then be placed in quarantine for 48 hours before circulating again. Staff will all wear PPE while cleaning and disinfecting books, and will be practicing safe social distancing and hand washing habits.
Every library patron is invited to take advantage of this service! Patrons without cards can call the library for information on how to get a card. New library cards can also be issued via curbside service.
The library will also begin Document Days, where patrons and non-patrons alike can set up curbside appointments with the library to get essential documents faxed and copied. “We plan to start Document Days by mid next week,” said Diane. More information will be released via the library website and social media pages.
The library plans to phase in reopening of the building, slowly and in stages, following the Back on Track Indiana plan with the purpose of keeping everyone safe. “The library is working to implement safety measures to ensure a safe environment for staff and the community based on the five stages of the Back on Track Indiana plan and suggested guidelines, as well as CDC guidelines.”, explained Diane. The library is closely monitoring the situation and staying in contact with local Wabash County health officials. All updates and changes will be announced on the library website, social media pages and through press releases.
“Throughout this whole quarantine process, we’ve been finding new and innovative ways to serve the community,” said Jeanna. “We continue sharing with the community, ‘The building is closed, but the library is not!’ We’re still here and we’re still serving North Manchester. We’re excited to keep doing that in a more tangible way with Curbside Services.”
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.