Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

The Friends Annual Meeting, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7 PM, at the Library After a short business meeting the guest speaker is Ursula DeYoung, Manchester author of Shorecliff.    The public is cordially invited. Light refreshments. Ursula DeYoung grew up in a small seaside town north of Boston. She studied History and Literature at Harvard […]

National Library Week Raffle!

April 13-19 is National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. To celebrate the library will be having a raffle during that week for prizes you could win! If you participate you might receive “In […]

Copies of “Swim That Rock” are now available!

The library is pleased to be sponsoring John Rocco & Jay Primiano, authors of the new book “Swim That Rock”. The authors will be visiting the Manchester Essex Middle School on April 29th and sharing their fast-paced, story of a teen boy struggling to save his family’s diner after his dad goes missing in a […]

Library Closing At 6:00 PM Tonight

The Manchester Library will be closing at 6:00 PM tonight for a Town Meeting.

Friends of the Manchester Library 2014 Newsletter

Baseball Tickets & Book Raffle

In honor of Manchester READS 2014, Each time you read Fenway 1912, a red sox or any baseball book you may enter your name on one of the free raffle tickets in the Manchester Public Library for a chance to win tickets to Fenway or one of three new baseball books. Due to the generosity […]

Friends of the Manchester Library 2014 Newsletter

End the Digital Lockout

Libraries are paying 60 to 1,000% more than consumers for the same eBook. Check out the legislative agenda on It presents the eBook challenge facing libraries and demonstrates the collaborative way in which MA libraries are addressing the issue.

Wednesday’s Fenway Franks

Fenway Franks Stop by the Library on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM to enjoy a delicious hot dog lunch as part of our Manchester Reads month. For the first fifty people, while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Manchester Reads 2014

This year Manchester Reads is all about baseball with Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway’s Remarkable First Year by Glenn Stout. It is a behind-the-scenes tribute to Fenway Park’s origins and the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to win the 1912 World Series. Stout shares […]