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Updated June 29. The Manchester City Library buildings remain closed to the public for the immediate future. With the lifting of the “stay at home” order the Main Library will start contactless curbside service on Monday June 22nd. This service will run Monday to Friday between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm to start. Please see our blog and our virtual newsletter for more details on this new service. Our book drops are open if you want to return materials, but you don't have to as they are still not due back nor are fines being charged! We will continue to provide updates on our services and next steps via our blog.

Chat with a librarian! Visit our blog, and try out our new chat feature. Chat will be monitored Monday-Friday, 9 A.M-5 P.M.


Readers of all ages will explore the world of fairy tales and folk tales in this year's summer reading program. The children's program is open to ages 3 to 12, and the teen program is for ages 13 to 17. We will be tracking minutes with the online program READsquared. You can register online at or over the phone at 624-6550 ext. 3328.


Summer Family Fun Guide 2020Are you looking for something for your family to do this summer in Manchester? Take a look at the Manchester 2020 Summer Family Guide. The guide lists activities, camps and services being offered by many Manchester city departments, local organizations and agencies this summer. There are so many great programs and activities happening throughout the city that you can enjoy either in-person or remotely. Buckle up! It's going to be a great summer for families in Manchester!

Don't have a library card? Had a card, but it expired? Sign up for a temporary library card! You'll receive a confirmation e-mail with a library card number that will let you download books and movies while we're closed.

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Celebrate the 4th of July by reading one of the following books on American Independence and the Revolutionary War to learn more about what that date really means.

Fri, 03 Jul 2020

The very first step of mask-making is deciding what pattern to use. This is, of course, the most difficult step!

Fri, 03 Jul 2020

The Manchester City Library is extending the Curbside pickup hours starting on July 6th. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 7 PM. Please click here for more information about the process for contactless curbside service.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020

Wednesday, July 8, at 2:30 PM Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 979-1842-7538 Password: 562844 Call-In: +1 929-436-2866 One Tap Mobile: +192943628666,,97918427538#,,1#,562844# Manchester, NH, boasts some of the cleanest tap water in the country, but it wasn’t always so! Join John O’Neil, from Manchester Water Works for a history of the Massabesic lakes and surrounding area […]

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

A quick update on the library museum pass program.  As museums and attractions are beginning to reopen, we are keeping an eye on those that are a part of our museum pass program.  The New England Aquarium, Museum of Science and Museum of Fine Arts have not set a date to reopen; they are still […]

Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Happy 4th of July!

Mon, 29 Jun 2020

Hi folks! It’s time for another round of Staff Picks – Virtual Edition!

Mon, 29 Jun 2020

The Teen Summer Reading program is designed for teens ages 13-17 to encourage lifelong reading habits. Earn points for reading and participating in library programs.

Sun, 28 Jun 2020

Readers of all ages will explore the world of fairy tales and folk tales in this year’s summer reading program. The program is open to ages 3 years to 12 years old. We will be tracking minutes with an online program with READsquared. Registration will begin on Monday, June 29th. You can register online at […]

Sat, 27 Jun 2020

Check out the Manchester City Library’s latest newsletter to catch up on library news and events. All the details about our summer reading programs are inside! For your convenience, you can also sign up to receive this quarterly newsletter by email. Wishing you all health, peace and happiness.

Fri, 26 Jun 2020

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