Closing Info

While we are closed, we will still be hosting story time at the First Bank of Manhattan during the week @ 10:30am. Just a reminder, all of our phone and email notices are automated through our system. Please don’t worry about overdue books or hold notices no fines will accrue for this week and we will hold holds until next Saturday (4/5).

Although the library will be closed, the Identity Theft Program will be taking place on April 8th at 7:00 pm at the First Bank of Manhattan. Please contact Ann Rubin ( with any questions.

Library Closing

Due to construction, the library will be closed from 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 9. The library will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, April 10.

During the days the library is closed, storytime will still take place at the scheduled times at the First Bank of Manhattan, which is located across from the BP station.

Update: Quilting Group

Please note: the Manhattan-Elwood Library Quilting Group will NOT be meeting on Thursday, March 27 as scheduled. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9.

Library Closing: March 12, 2014

The library will be closed on Wednesday, March 12, due to inclement weather. We plan to reopen on Thursday, March 13, but please check the website or call us at 815-478-3987 before coming in.

Library closings

Please note: Due to the ongoing construction project, the library will be closed from Thursday, February 27 through Tuesday, March 4. The library will reopen on Wednesday, March 5 at 4pm, and any late fees for books due during the closure will be waived. Thank you for your patience.

Story Time Update

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 with any questions.

Safe Sitter® Course

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.