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!

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 Program Begins June 23

Monday, June 23 at 10 AM Summer Reading Program sign-up begins at 10 AM. Free bonus bags of summer fun for the first 100 registrants. Fizz, Boom, Read, our national science theme, is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Public Library, the Mass Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Mass Board of Library […]

2014 Massachusetts Book Awards

Check out the Library’s Online Catalog to get a copy of these great books from the 2014 Massachusetts Book Awards! Go to the Massachusetts Center for the Book to learn more about this award.

Open Door Food Donation

For the month of June, the Library will be collecting food donations to give to the Open Door Food Pantry located in Gloucester. Please bring your non-perishable, non-glass donations to the circulation desk of the library.  For more information about the Open Door Food Pantry go to

Teen Volunteer Opportunities!

The Manchester Public Library relies on the help of reliable, enthusiastic, students to keep our summer of many programs and huge amounts of reading flowing. As a volunteen, you will make a difference. If you are a part of the team, you need to be someone we can count on: call or email with schedule […]

Closed for Memorial Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 27 from 1 PM- 8PM.

Book Donations on Hiatus

The Friends of the Library have run out of room for book donations. We regretfully must stop accepting any donations until further notice.