The Manchester Library will be closed on Monday, September 1 in honor of Labor Day. The Library will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, September 2, from 1 PM to 8 PM.

 

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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 www.alsa.org/donate/.

Check out the video on our Facebook Page!

 

 

 

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 patron. Searching for a patron in the database takes minutes and is open to mistakes; scanning a library card is quick and accurate.

This summer we will offer tokens to those who bring their library card (or correctly memorize their barcode). Accumulate 10 tokens to redeem for a treat, a $5 gift certificate to Captain Dusty’s or the Coffee Cup. Librarians hope the habit will stick in the fall.

(July 1 – Labor Day)

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 for you in a library book, and 10= Topsfield Fair tickets but your name must be checked off by Tuesday, August 5th in the library! Make sure you name is clearly written out in the summer reading notebook and that you have checked yourself off in the read (or listened) 10 hours column. This is sent to the Topsfield fair that night and they will send tickets for those names only in September.

 

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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 case of rain)
Sunday, August 3, 10-1

The Library will close early on August 1 at 3 PM for the friends to set up the sale.

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.

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!

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 patron. Searching for a patron in the database takes minutes and is open to mistakes; scanning a library card is quick and accurate.

This summer we will offer tokens to those who bring their library card (or correctly memorize their barcode). Accumulate 10 tokens to redeem for a treat, a $5 gift certificate to Captain Dusty’s or the Coffee Cup. Librarians hope the habit will stick in the fall.

(July 1 – Labor Day)

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 Commissioners.

Registration is important, if your plans change please let us know so someone else can attend.

Click here for events calendar.

Call Miss Sara at 978-526-2016 or email Ms Collins at scollins at mvlc.org.fizzboomread

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.