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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, February 4, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The SML Book Club's next pick is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. This is a novel that explores the issue of a life worth living against impossible odds. It is also a bit of a modern day Pygmalion. Louisa and Will meet under extraordinary circumstances, and if their lives had followed a normal course would not have met at all. Read more »


Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:30am - 10:30am

The Library's next 3Bs program will be Friday December 19th 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.

Holiday Hours

The Holidays are upon us and this year they seemed to come super fast. We hope you come in and visit the Library during December to see our holiday decorations and check out some bright and shiny new books. The Library will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and we'll close early at 5:30pm on New Year's Eve and be closed New Year's Day. The Library will be open December 26th and 27th and January 2nd and 3rd. Happy Holidays everyone!

On the Waterfront

Best of 2014

Our favorite time of the year is upon us and it's not the "holidays" - it's that time of year when every entity that has anything to do with books releases their "Best Of" lists. It is a rite of passage around here to read the lists, compare them, see how many books make more than one list, figure out how many of the books the Library has and then, finally, tally up how many of the books we have read. The lists this year include several titles I have not heard of yet let alone had the opportunity to read, but that's fine as I now have many new titles to add to my list. This time next year I'll still be working through it and it will be time to add some more. Here are a few titles I intend to read in the next few months - these are on Publishers Weekly's Best of 2014 List.

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