Children’s Programs & Services

The Manchester Public Library’s Children’s Room serves children from infancy up to grade 5, as well as their caregivers.

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iPadiPads for Kids

The Friends of the Manchester Public Library have generously donated 2 iPads for kids’ use in the Library.  A parent or guardian must sign out the iPad, for up to two hours at a time.  IPads are preloaded with children’s apps, eBooks, as well as connected to the internet.  Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Ask Miss Kate or the Circulation Desk for details.

Computers for ages 5-12.

Early Literacy Station

Early Literacy Station
Thank you Cape Ann Savings Bank for donating the AWE Learning Station for the children of Manchester.


An Apple computer is available for children to read e-books and interactive stories. It is not Internet-enabled.

Homework Center

Homework Center hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 3-5 PM, following Memorial School’s calendar. The Library reserves the iMac work station for students.  Free printing, CD burning, and flash drives available. Teachers, please send class assignments so that the library can have the appropriate material on hand.  Phone 978-526-7711 , fax: 978-526-2018,  E-mail:  Manchester at The Homework Center was funded through a LSTA grant in 2001.

Teachers Policy

Teachers may borrow books for classroom use for 6 weeks, no renewal necessary.  Use your personal library card or your school’s institutional library card.  Be sure to alert the librarian when checking out.