Manhattan Library Association

Become a Friend of the Library

The Manhattan Library Association (MLA) is the official name for the Friends of the Library. MLA raises money to support library programs and purchases through used book sales and membership dues.

MLA is a volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization and donations to MLA may qualify as tax deductions.

Join Today

To become a member, please print the membership form and return it to the library.

Manhattan Library Association

629 Poyntz Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66502

Membership Levels

  • $10 Individual
  • $15 Family
  • $25 Organization
  • $50 Patron
  • $100 Premier
photo of the Aesop's Fables sculpture in the library's atrium
photo of children dressed in costume for Harry Potter Book Night 2017
photo of kids making a craft
photo of a book and people talking

What We Do

Funds raised by MLA have supported:

  • The Children’s Library expansion
  • Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week
  • Summer Reading for all ages
  • Talk About Literature in Kansas
  • Aesop’s Fables trellis sculpture by Ken Bloomer (in the library’s atrium)
  • Craft supplies for kids
  • Star Wars Reads Day
  • The Brownbag Book Club
  • New books and materials
  • Harry Potter Book Night

2020 Book Sale

Mark your calendars for February 28 – March 1, 2020. Find great deals on thousands upon thousands of books at the annual book sale. MLA members get first choice of all the treasures with a special preview night on Friday, February 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

MLA Newsletter


Library Update

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