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
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.