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In-Library Browsing and Contactless Services

The Manchester-by-the-Sea (MBTS) Public Library has instituted in-library browsing at scheduled 45-minute intervals two days a week. Curbside pickup days and hours have been extended. Click the links below for more information. Library Trustees and staff continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and will make necessary changes to these services if the situation warrants. Take […]

Curbside Pickup

CONTACTLESS CURBSIDE PICKUP Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM Thursday 10 AM to 7 PM 978-526-7711 The Manchester Public Library staff are taking enhanced safety measures to provide the safest service possible for curbside pickup. Please be aware that COVID-19 can exist in any public place where people are present, and […]

Updated Library & Information Services

Library Accepting Item Returns & Curbside Pickup Starting Date Beginning on Tuesday, May 26th the Manchester library staff will reopen its book drops for patrons to return library materials borrowed before the library’s closure in March. Additionally, the library will begin taking requests for patrons to begin borrowing library materials for our Curbside Pickup service […]

Library Maintains Regular Hours; March Programs Canceled; Book Donations Suspended

The Library Trustees in consultation with the Town Administrator have decided that the Library will continue with regular operations. The COVID-19 virus concern is being closely monitored. The Trustees have decided that March Library programs, book groups, Friends of Library March meeting will be canceled. Book donations are suspended through March as well. As the […]

Cancelled Event: Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Presents Critters at the Library

Cancelled Event: Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Presents Critters at the Library! Sunday, March 15 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM This event, co-sponsored by the Hooper Fund, Manchester Public Library, the Manchester Essex Conservation Trust and Manchester’s Open Space and Recreation Committee, will be rescheduled at a future date.  Thank you for your understanding.

Library Maintains Regular Hours; March Programs Canceled; Book Donations Suspended

The Library Trustees in consultation with the Town Administrator have decided that the Library will continue with regular operations. The COVID-19 virus concern is being closely monitored. The Trustees have decided that March Library programs, book groups, Friends of Library March meeting will be canceled. Book donations are suspended through March as well. As the […]

Science of Sunshine Thursday, March 12 6 to 7:30 PM

You’re invited to the Library on Thursday, March 12 beginning at 6 PM to hear a discussion by Mike Cross, Associate Professor at Northern Essex Community College who will explain what are “healthy” doses of time in the sun and the benefits of more sun exposure. Mike Cross is department chair of Natural Sciences at […]

Come Write In Monday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 25

Calling all writers and anyone who wants to write. The Manchester Public Library will be hosting a writing session on Monday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 25th from 6 PM – 7:30 PM for anyone who would like a space to work on their writing. Whether you are a beginning writer or you are already working on […]

Local Author John Judge Discusses His Book The Outdoor Citizen March 5

  Local Author Book Talk: John Judge’s The Outdoor Citizen: Get Out, Give Back, Get Active On Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 PM local resident John Judge will be visiting the library to discuss his book The Outdoor Citizen: Get Out, Give Back, Get Active. His book details the importance of reconnecting with nature and how to live […]

Share Your Manchester-by-the-Sea Memories Saturday, February 22

“Do you remember Manchester when…?” Your Manchester by the Sea Memories, Stories, & Unforgettable Characters! Part of the 375th Celebration of Manchester by the Sea Who can forget Floyd’s Candy Shop, walking on the library wall, when Capt. Dusty’s didn’t sell ice cream but the freshest fish around? Your family memories, your family members, are part […]