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Updated June 1st. Library staff are starting to work in the main building the week of June 1st to get ready for our next phase of adding more library services. We plan on offering curbside service in addition to all the online services we are currently offering once the Stay at Home order is lifted or modified to include libraries. In the meantime, we are following guidance from our local health officials to not offer curbside services at this time due to the spread of COVID-19 in Manchester. 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! As we enter June we wish you and yours good health. We will continue to provide updates on our services and next steps via our blog.

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The United State Census is very helpful in developing leads and clues about your ancestors, as you build your family history. Starting in 1790, the United States Census has been taken every 10 years. Each Census year has different questions. Here are some elements, from the census over the years that can help you with […]

Sun, 31 May 2020

Check out the latest edition of our virtual newsletter.

Sat, 30 May 2020

Maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle has many ups and downs. According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness: “49% have sacrificed life experiences because of their gluten-free diet and/or celiac disease. 80% of people with celiac disease report having difficulty staying strictly gluten-free.” From personal experience, having family support when transitioning to a gluten-free lifestyle is […]

Fri, 29 May 2020

Our library staff couldn't wait to share these wonderful reads. Let us know if you enjoy them too!

Thu, 28 May 2020

For May, we are highlighting some female authors in the Thriller genre.  

Wed, 27 May 2020

Take a pause this weekend to thank and remember those individuals who gave the ultimate sacrifice over the past decades, so that we can enjoy the American way today.

Mon, 25 May 2020

There is nothing as heavenly as the aroma of fresh baking bread. But, being on a gluten-free diet can put a wrench into those plans. According to the Mayo Clinic, “70% remain exposed to gluten while on the gluten-free diet, putting their long—term health at risk.” If, you buy or make your bread, muffins, waffles, […]

Sun, 24 May 2020

Memorial Day is coming up soon. Why not read an inspirational historical (war theme) fiction book? Below is a list of various books of this nature. They can be located on one of ebook platforms. My favorites is a series, Refiner’s Fire series by Lynn Austin. This series focuses on the Civil War. There are […]

Fri, 22 May 2020

There is a lot of confusing information out there. The Manchester  City Library will be posting a series of blog posts To help you develop some news and media literacy skills. What is Media Literacy?  Media literacy is the ability to critically analyze news and media content. Media literacy can help you: better understand how […]

Tue, 19 May 2020

System upgrade: our library catalog will be unavailable. On Tuesday, May 19th, our public catalog will be down for a system upgrade for about 5 hours. Access to eBooks, music, movies and access to our electronic resources (databases) will likewise be unavailable. For assistance please call us at 624-6550 x 3319, use our chat service […]

Mon, 18 May 2020

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