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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 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 »


Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:30am - 10:30am

BBs 3rd Friday! Our next Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure screening is Friday May 15, 2015 from 9:30 to 10:30am. Bev from the Manawa Community Nursing Center will offer free screenings and then you can enjoy a light breakfast and conversation afterwards. Thank you Manawa Community Nursing Center for collaborating with the Library on this great service that is appreciated by many who attend.

Randy Peterson Concert

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

“Searching For a Super Hero”

Our Summer Reading Program Kick-off Event is a free concert with Children’s performer Randy Peterson.

Presented as a musical story, the fun-filled new songs and rhyming narration will keep audiences engaged throughout this 45 minute show.

2015 Summer Library Program - Every Hero Has A Story!

June 8th – July 31st


SML Book Club

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The LIbrary's Book Club will meet on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 4pm to discuss The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. New members are welcome! Call us if you want us to reserve a copy of the book for you.

Margaret Lea, a bookish loner, is summoned to the home of Vida Winter, England's most popular novelist, and commanded to write her biography. Miss Winter has been falsifying her life story and her identity for more than 60 years. Read more »

On the Waterfront

Memorial Day Hours @ The Library

The Library will be closed on Saturday May 23 & Monday May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. We also want to remind everyone that summer hours are now in effect so the Library will be closed on Saturdays until September 12th.