Children's Library Construction Updates

Children’s Library Construction Updates

Children’s Library Construction Updates:

South Doors Re-Opened!

The library’s main entrance is now open! You can tap your toes on a brand new sidewalk leading into the atrium. Thank you for your patience during construction on the new children’s library.

Construction will continue throughout the summer and fal…

Watching Us Grow

The original Carnegie Library, built in 1904 with a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, still stands at 5th and Poynt…

Time-Lapse Video of Drilling

One of the most watchable recent events at the library has been the drilling of 27 giant holes in the north lawn. These 30-foot-deep holes will be filled with a concrete mixture and serve as piers to support the new two-story addition. A giant crane…

March 11 Building Update

Building progress has increased with the warmer and drier weather, and the relocation of utilities on the south side should be completed by the end of the week. Piers to support the new structure have been installed on the north side, and work has be…

North Atrium Doors Closed

Starting Monday, March 10th, the north atrium entrance to the library will be closed so that construction crews can work in that area. Please use the southwest entrance by the Tech Center to enter the building. We apologize for the inconvenience, and…

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