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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 »


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.

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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 »

Movie Time @ the Library

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for our next "Movie Time @ the Library" on Thursday August 28 @ 3:00 pm. We will be showing a popular movie and serving snacks. Read more »

Lego Club

Tuesday, August 26, 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.

On the Waterfront

National Night Out at the Park


The 1st Annual National Night Out in Manawa at Lindsay Park this past Tuesday was a blast. Approximately 230 people enjoyed a grilling show by Mad Dog &  Merrill, games and face painting, a meet and greet and demonstration with the Waupaca County K-9 Unit and tours of some of the fire trucks from the Manawa Rural Fire Department. Of course some food was served, along with Root Beer Floats. The weather was perfect, the breezes blowing through the park pavillion were sweet and the company was fantastic. There is something special about spending an evening with lots of folks you know, young and younger and sharing a few laughs and some fun. We had a great time working with the Manawa Police Department and Manawa CARES organizing this event. Like most events of this kind it would not have been possible without the generosity of both donations and time. So those of us from the Police Department, Manawa CARES and the Library thank the following for making National Night Out a success:

A. Sturm & Sons Foundation

1st State Bank

Little Wolf Automotive

Remington's Quality Foods

Andy & Sara Thomack

Mike and Brenda Thyssen

Badgerland ATV Travelers

The following volunteers who donated time or items to use made the night a success as well:

Sandy Cordes and the students in her leadership class (they organized all the games and face painting!)

Joe Burkard

Barb Baumgartner

Jacob Brickey

Cheryl Hass

Kerri, Gary and Kiether Jepson

Angie Mediam

Debby Nolan

Judy & Tim Trull

Matthew Wepner

Thanks also to Rob Rosenau and the Manawa Rural Fire Department and Nick and Ike, the Waupaca County K-9 Unit partners.

And thanks to the City of Manawa for use of the park and to the City Crew for the prep work they did for this event!

There is already talk about next year's event. Mark your calendars! (Tuesday August 4, 2015)