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Welcome to the Children’s Department

The library offers fantastic resources for children, parents, and caregivers. You will find picture books, board books, chapter books, DVDs, CDs, computers, magazines, and more for children at the library. Weekly storytimes and special events offer children the opportunity to have fun at the library and explore activities to spark their imagination. On the website you will find blog posts, book recommendations, event information, and access to the library’s digital and physical collection.

Children’s Blog

Fall Fun for Kids at the Library

By Jennifer Bergen, Youth Services Manager
Looking for some fun activities for your kids this month? The library h…

Star Wars Reads Day 2015

The force is strong in Manhattan, Kansas! On Saturday, October 10th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Manhattan Public L…

Using the Fall for Developing Early Literacy Skills

Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

As summer changes into fall, there are lots of opportunities to introduce liter…

Super Reader Success

Readers in the Manhattan Public Library’s 2015 summer reading program broke all the records. This year, 2,488 kid…

Electronic Devices and Resources for Kids

By Jennifer Bergen, Youth Services Manager

Tired of your child making off with your iPad, tablet or phone?  Soo…

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