The Little Free Library
The Manchester Public Library and The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club are excited to announce the installation of a Little Free Library now located in Masconomo Park. The Little Free Library encourages anyone to take a book from the library or leave a book there to share. It’s that easy! There are more than 75,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 88 countries worldwide and the library and the Rotary Club are proud to be part of this wonderful free book exchange. We love this dual sponsorship, and the great installation by the Manchester DPW!
If other groups would like to take a month of the year to check in the library, replenish with books, etc. please contact Sara Collins, Library Director at [email protected] or 978-526-2011. Ideally, we’d love to have many groups each take one month of the year to check the collection and refill with good, used books, possibly connected with a subject of your groups interest (gardening, parenting, business, art?) The library will always have a small collection put aside for refills, and we have stamp to use to mark them as Little Free Library books. We will keep the library going, regardless, but contact us to get a month of the year if interested!
Christmas Holiday Hours
The library will close on Monday, December 24 at 1 p.m. The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. The library will reopen on Wednesday, December 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
New Year’s Library Hours
The library will close at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 31. On Tuesday, January 1 the library will be closed for the New Year’s Holiday. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 from 1-8 p.m.
January Movie Night
On Friday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. the library will be showing the sequel to the hit musical based on popular ABBA songs! Sophie Sheridan feels lost as she is about to embark on her own journey to becoming a mother. With the help of her family and friends, and some fun musical numbers, she is able to memorialize her mother by reopening her hotel in Greece and learning about the romantic struggles her own mother went through before giving birth to Sophie. This movie stars Amanda Seyfried, Lilly James, Meryl Streep, and Pierce Brosnan. Sorry we are not allowed to publicize the title but you can go to the Library’s website to see what the title is: www.manchesterpl.org/movies/movies-in-the-library, or call the Library at 978-526-7711. This movie is rated PG-13 and anyone under 13 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip available at the Library’s circulation desk.
In the Children’s Room:
Preschool Story Time Celebrates: The Holidays!
Monday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Join us for seasonal stories, craft and a snack! Registration requested; please call 978-526-7711.
Babies, Books and More every Wednesday through December 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Join our circle of music, movement and simple stories in the Children’s Room. Suggested for birth through age 3, but everyone is welcome!
Seaside Saturday: Santa’s Workshop
Saturday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Manchester Historical Museum
Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal stories, songs and crafts in the beautifully decorated Museum Hall! All families are welcome to attend.
Holiday Card-Making in the Children’s Room through December 24
We have the supplies ~ you provide the creativity. Give someone special a handmade card!
Holiday Family Fun: Generation Pound!
Thursday, December 27 at 2 p.m.
Space is limited and registration required. Sign-up today: 978-526-7711!
Turn off the device, get off the couch and join in the fun! Jennifer Leshin of 4 x 4 FitnessPro will lead kids ages 5-12 in a session of GenerationPOUND! Parents are welcome, too.
GENERATION POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT—ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness.
Get ready to MOVE, ROCK, PLAY, and MAKE NOISE!