Outreach Programs

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Homebound Delivery

If you can’t get to the library due to a medical condition or disability, Manhattan Public Library can help make sure that you get to keep reading. Through Homebound Delivery, our Adult Services librarians select books and audiobooks, tailored to your tastes and interests, and bring them right to your Manhattan home or care facility. Signing up is simple—all you need to do is fill out a form and our Homebound coordinator will contact you to arrange delivery. Homebound Delivery serves all qualifying library patrons within the city limits.

Selection Service

Does limited mobility make navigating the library challenging? Our Selection Service can help make getting your favorite books a little easier. Our Adult Services librarians will select books, audiobooks, and movies based on your personal preferences and requests and have them ready for you, or a designated friend or family member, to pick up at the Information Desk.

Enjoy & Share Collection

Find yourself out-and-about without a book? Every month, our Adult Services librarians deliver popular, gently-used books to various locations in the Manhattan community. Find good reading to enjoy while you wait or take with you on your way. Find Enjoy & Share Collections at Manhattan Regional Airport, the Area Agency on Aging, Flint Hills Community Clinic, Riley County Health Department, the Family and Child Resource Center, and Mercy Regional Health Center. No need to checkout the books, just pass them along to others when you’re finished!

Is your organization interested in giving a home to an Enjoy & Share Collection? Give us a call!

Contact Us

For additional information, please use the Contact Us page.