Children's Library Construction Updates

Children’s Library Construction Updates

Children’s Library Construction Updates:

Storytimes start next week in our new room!

We are super excited about library storytimes beginning next week, January 19, in our new Storytime Room.  Storytime Schedule

The storytime space has doubled in size and has beautiful flooring, walls and butterfly decor, with access to an out…

New Year, New Room!

By Jennifer Bergen, Children’s Services Manager

It has been nearly a full year since Kelley Construction Company broke ground outside the library to begin the children’s room expansion. Now, on January 17, 2015, just 358 days after the ceremon…

December Construction Update

by Alphild Dick, Adult Services Librarian

We now wrapping up the final stages of the Children’s Expansion Project, and while each step has been exciting, it seems like all of the fun stuff came in at once! If you’ve been in the library, you might…

Furniture and Signage is Arriving!

This week, the Children’s Room will be getting new signs to help customers locate our books and media, and to identify the new “neighborhood” sections.  New tables and chairs will be arriving, along with some fun, comfy seating and playful pieces…

Progress in the new space

Stop by and see the progress in the north addition to the Children’s Room!  Carpet is down in this area, and temporary shelving has been set up so we can move some books out of the current space for the rest of the carpeting.  The new area will be…

Ways to Give

Your gift lends support to the building expansion, the future of the library and our community. There are many ways to contribute and no donation is too large or too small. All gifts are deductive for tax purposes under the extent of the law.

Cash/Check Gifts: You may mail a check to the Manhattan Public Library Foundation, (Attention: Building for Young Minds Campaign), 629 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502. Checks should be made out to the Manhattan Public Library Foundation.



Online via Credit Card Gifts: A one-time credit card donation can be made via our online catalog. We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards. Click here to make a donation. All information submitted is secure.


artist's rendering of the library expansion, view from Poyntz Avenue