The Library would like to thank the Lions Club for their generous donation of $300 for the purchase of Large Print materials!
For the entire month of October, we are having a reading raffle for adults! For every book you read, you can enter for a chance to win a Silver Dollar gift card. After you've read a book, you can stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up your raffle ticket!
Next time you stop in, please take a moment to enjoy the beautiful landscaping at the front of the building made possible by a generous donation in memoriam of an avid reader and gardener, Theresa Gallagher, a longtime library volunteer.
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
As we wind down our Summer Reading Program, we have saved some of our best prizes for last. Make sure to get your final logs turned in as all drawings will be completed Friday, August 1st.
Adults : Picnic Basket Set or Tickets to the Shedd Aquarium.
Teens: Top Reader – $100 gift card, 2 random drawings for $50 each
Kids: Motion Basket with Catapult and passes to the Jump Zone or our Bio Basket with Stuffed Curious George, and Inflatable Globe, and a Giant Body Puzzle (fun and educational!)
Join us for a town wide scavenger hunt Fundraiser! $5/card for hours of fun for the whole family.
Thursday, July 17th @ 10am- Saturday, July 26th @ 3pm : Ongoing
Pick up a coordinate card at the library on Thursday and complete it throughout the week. Make sure to turn it in before we close on Saturday.
All entries will go into a raffle for great prizes!
FYI: Due to construction, Library Story Times (Tues-Fri @ 10:30am) will be held at the First Bank of Manhattan on North St. (near the Subway) from 2/19 – 3/7. Please call (815) 478-3987 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Be the sitter that all parents & kids want!
Safe Sitter®, an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis, teaches young teen babysitters everything they need to know to keep themselves and the children in their care safe. The nationally-recognized, pediatrician-developed program includes child care techniques, basic first aid, rescue techniques (like choking infant and child rescue), babysitting as a business, and online and cellphone safety. The program is for young teens 11+.
Date: Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Time: 8:30am-3pm Location: Manhattan Fire Station 1, 100 Park Road, Manhattan
Cost: $35 in-district, $45 out of district Fee is due with registration.
Registration MUST be done in person by a parent/guardian at the Manhattan Fire Station #1, M-F 830a-430p
Students should bring a lunch and teddy bear or doll to class.
Call Dawn at 815-478-3197 ext. 1240 with any questions.
Until further notice, the library will not be accepting book donations, due to the lack of space caused by the ongoing construction project. Once construction is completed in the spring, we will resume accepting donations. In the meantime, books can be donated to Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS, or Goodwill.
The Manhattan-Elwood Public Library is pleased to offer multiple movie programs throughout the month for adults. Here are the regular movie nights we currently offer:
Women Watching Movies: First Friday of the Month at 7:00 PM
Guys' Night Out: Second Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 PM
NEW! Classic Movie Night: First or second Thursday of the Month at 6:30 PM
Please call us or ask at the Circulation or Adult Services desks for the current titles.