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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 »


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 »

2015 Summer Library Program - Every Hero Has A Story!

June 8th – July 31st


Unmask! June 8-July 31

The teen summer program at the Library starts June 8th and runs through July 31st. This program for young people in grades 7th and up includes programs, crafts, special activities and some good books. Teens can sign up whenever they're ready to start. Call the Library at 920-596-2252 for more info. See a schedule of special events here.

Lego Lab

Tuesday, July 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.

Tuesdays @ 3:15 p.m. (ages 7+)

Manawa Night Out!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the fun for National Night out in Manawa on Tuesday August 4th from 5-8pm. Comedy City of DePere will start the fun at 5:30pm followed by Tall Timbers Bluegrass band, games, meet and greets with the local fire, ambulance and police departments, the DNR warden and the Rodeo Royalty. The Manawa Lions will be grilling hotdogs and there will be games for kids. For more information call the Library 920-596-2252. Help us spread the word and join the fun!

On the Waterfront

Manawa Night Out!

It's time for the 2nd annual National Night Out in Manawa! Everyone is invited to this fun filled evening at Lindsay Park on Tuesday August 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Highlights include a peformance by Comedy City of DePere and music by Tall Timbers bluegrass band. The evening will also include games for kids, meet and greet with the Manawa Rural Fire and Ambulance Department, the Manawa Police Department, the Waupaca County K-Unit, the new Rodeo Queen & Princess and the local DNR warden. The Manawa Lions Club will be griling hot dogs for a picnic supper and the Lions and Manawa CARES will have games set up for kids. This evening is co-sponsored by The Manawa Police Department, The Manawa Rural Fire & Ambulance Department, The Manawa Lions Club and Sturm Memorial Library. The event is funded by generous underwriting from Sturm Foods and also supported by the A. Sturm & Sons Foundation, 1st State Bank. The Manawa Lions Club, Premier Bank, the City of Manawa and Carbon Freckle. This event is open to all Manawa families and is free. Seating is limited so bring a lawn chair. For more information call the Library at 920-596-2252. Help us spread the word and join the fun!