Children's Library Construction Updates

Children’s Library Construction Updates

Children’s Library Construction Updates:

September Construction Update

The Children’s Library is really shaping up! Everything is still on schedule to be completed in mid-December and the big party will happen on January 17, 2015–unless we’re in the middle of a giant snow storm, that is. (And if that’s the case,…

August Construction Update

By Danielle Schapaugh, Public Relations Coordinator

The year is flying by and the children’s library expansion is flying right along with it.

The limestone masonry that defines so many of the beautiful buildings in Manhattan is almost complet…

How a Library Roof is Built

by Danielle Schapaugh, Public Relations Coordinator

Kerry, our IT Manager, has done a fabulous job filming the construction of the new children’s library expansion project. He shot some fun, time-lapse video of the new roof as it was being built….

Construction Halfway Point

By Danielle Schapaugh, Public Relations Coordinator

Construction is going well and the project is starting to move indoors. Windows will be installed soon, and the roof work is almost completed, just in time for the warmer weather and some wild st…

Letter from the Director – Children’s Library Construction

It’s finally spring! While it may look like work on the expansion of the children’s library just popped up like a crocus, construction crews have been on the job for the past four months in all kinds of weather. The early stages of site demolition an…

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