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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an easy, do it yourself program that is designed to get families reading to their children from infancy on. Read to your child every day and before you know it you will have read 1000 books – or more! 1 book per day for three years is 1,095 books! 2 books per day takes about 1.5 years! Read more »


Adult Book Club

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The SML Book Club's next pick is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. The book discussion will take place on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library's meeting room. Everyone is welcome. You can place a hold  here  or call the Library at 920-596-2252 to have us place a hold for you. This book is the story of Bruno, the son of Nazi officer who moves with his family to a place called "Out-With". Read more »


Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:30am - 10:30am

The Library's next 3Bs program will be Friday March 20, 2015 from 9:30 to 10:30am. Get your Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar checked and then have some breakfast. This program is free and open to anyone 18 and older. Remember 3Bs-3rd Friday. This program is courtesy of the Library and the Manawa Community Nursing Center.

Story Time @ the Library

Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 am ~ no registration required.

Story Time is scheduled for most Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August and is held in the meeting room at the library.

Contact the library @ 920-596-2252 for details.

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Babygarten @ the Library

Babygarten @ the LibraryBabygarten™ is much more than a playgroup!

Infants and children under 2-years of age and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, bounces and books. The session always concludes with a free play period. Call the library for details at 920-596-2252. Read more »

Lego Lab

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Join us for Creativity and imagination in action! Work individually or in teams to create this month's challenge. We will have a new theme every month that will be revealed at the program. Please do not bring your own legos. This program is for ages 7-12. Call the library for details at (920)596-2252.

On the Waterfront

Spring and the end of Biblio Bingo

The end of Biblio Bingo is upon us. March 21st is the last day those participating can get stamps on their Bingo card and claim their small prize or drawing slips for baskets. As always the program has been a blast for staff and the eight weeks just flew by. 71 people signed up for Biblio Bingo - this is a record. And while we try not to focus too hard on numbers and instead focus on experiences, we are always thrilled when we break a record for particpation in a library program. Thank you everyone for signing up, for participating, for reading, for appreciating the work that goes into this program each year and for discussing your reading choices with us. Libraries are not just about books anymore, but this program illustrates that books and reading (whether an actual book or an e-book) are still a big part of people's lives.