Library remains closed on Wednesday, January 28th for clean-up.

Town Hall and Library will be closed today, Wednesday, to allow for clean-up of streets, parking lots, and sidewalks. We expect to be open at 1 PM on Thursday.  

Friday’s Movie Night List!

Enjoy a nominee preview movie night every Friday at 5:30 PM for this movie awards season! Check out the list of movies the library will be showing after regular Library hours starting this Friday.  

New Student Database

From Lincoln Library FactCite is a fully searchable online information resource brought to you by The Lincoln Library Press. It enables student researchers and teachers to easily navigate through a vast amount of information. Student researchers can search or browse the vast selection of textual information as well as make use of other helpful features, […]

Library Open on Sundays

The Library is open on Sundays from 1 – 5 PM until March 29, 2015.

Watch the Library’s Ice Bucket Challenge!

The Manchester Public Library is doing the #icebucketchallenge to help #strikeoutals! We nominate the other Cape Ann Public Libraries, the Friends of the Manchester Library, and the Manchester Library Trustees. You have 24 hours to complete this challenge or donate $100. Even if you complete it, don’t forget to donate at Check out the […]

Bring your Library Card to the Library (or memorize your barcode)

For quick, efficient, and accurate service, please bring your library card when you visit the Library. Librarians often look patrons up in the database, as a convenience to patrons, but lately the practice has led to several incidents of books being charged to the wrong person. Additionally, with summer visitors, we do not recognize every […]

Summer Reading Deadline for Prizes is August 5!

Have your kids read or listened to 10 hours of reading this summer? Sign up for Summer Reading at the Manchester Public Library ( this enters you into the MEMS School one, too!) Check off your name in the summer reading notebook, a full beaker (paper) = a Chipotle lunch, 5 hours = a bookplate […]

Friends Annual Book Sale

The Friends Annual Book Sale is this weekend! Books in every category including cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction, sports, boating and travel! There will also be books for children and young adults! Rick Roth of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team will be there to show his display of local snakes. Saturday, August 2, 9-5. (inside in […]

Summer Weekend Schedule

The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library will be closed on Saturdays starting the month of July through Labor Day. Regular Library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, and Fridays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Fourth of July Hours

The Library will close at 4PM on Thursday, July 3 and will be closed all day on Friday, July 4. Have a great Fourth of July weekend!