130 North Bridge Street, Manawa, WI 54949 (920) 596-2252 | Contact Us

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 »


Summer Reading Program - Fizz Boom Read!

Fizz Boom Read!
June 9th - August 1, 2014


Teen Movie Night

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Teen MovieNight! Dress in your favorite faction and come to watch this new release.


Story Hour @ the Library

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

Story Hour 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.

Read more »

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 »

Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland with Waupaca Community Children's Theatre.

Movie Time @ the Library

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for our next "Movie Time @ the Library" on Thursday July 24 @ 3:00 pm. We will be showing a popular recent movie and serving snacks. Read more »

Lego Club

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 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.

Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Bring your lunch, Ellen will provide a beverage
and the entertainment!

For ages 8+.

Tail Waggin' Tutuor

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

We've invited a dog named Gabe to stop by this summer. And he just happens to love listening to children read. Do you think you could pick out a story he'd love? If this sounds fun, call the library and we will set up a reading time for you.

Gabe and his trainer are members of Therapy Dogs International and participate in the Tail Waggin' Tutors program.

Weird Science Wednesday

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Weird Science Wednesdays with Mr. Wendlandt

Read more »

Summer Reading Program - Fizz Boom Read!

Fizz Boom Read!
June 9th - August 1, 2014


On the Waterfront

Bird Construction


Aviary Wonders Inc.: Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual by Kate Samworth is another of our favorites here at the Library this summer. This book is another example of a picture book for older readers. Part bird book, part catalog and part futuristic dystopian fiction, this clever work imagines a world (2031 - not too far out in the future) where very few species of birds exist. Aviary Wonders, Inc. allows people to peruse their catalogs looking for bird parts that have been beautifully handcrafted so that they may craft their own new species of bird. The "catalog" has choices of feathers, bodies, beaks, tails, legs and feet. There are collards, crests and wings to choose from too. There are assembly instructions and quick tutorials on teaching your birds to sing and fly. The end of the catalog includes a special "troubleshooting" section. There is even a fictional "company founder" who devotes a paragraph in the beginning of the catalog to tell the story of how he came to start this bird assembly company. It is the short paragraphs on several of the pages that educate us about different birds that have gone extinct that makes us realize this made up world might already be in the making. Older readers will grasp the eerie amusement in this story. How silly to think we'd someday be making  up our own fake birds -  that could never happen. Or could it?