Are you moving or trying to downsize? Have books in decent condition that you want to get rid of? We thought it would be a good idea to bring up our policy on book donations, including what donations are accepted and what are not.
We can usually accept donations whenever we're open, however Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days. That's when volunteers are in and they can get items processed quickly.
The Manhattan Library Association accepts the donation of used books, DVD’s and CD’s that are in good condition for resale at the annual book sale or at Rosie’s Corner Used Book Store on the first floor of the library. All items that are accepted may be disposed of at the library’s discretion.
Donations are limited by space and the availability of volunteers to handle them. Call (785) 776-4741 ext. 200 before you bring items to the library to ensure your donation can be accepted and find a convenient time to deliver them to the check-out desk on the first floor of the library.
Up to 5 boxes may be accepted. Items need to be in good condition. We can't take anything that is moldy or mildewed, damp, or odorous.
We can't accept:
Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
Tax books from previous tax seasons
Books in poor condition, including moldy, soiled, damp, or odorous items
Thank you for your support! Your donations to the Manhattan Library Association fund all of the special programs at the library including summer reading, storytimes, and technology training. We couldn't do it without your help!
Come check out a book between 1:30 and 3:30, and then show your receipt and library card outside to get a free snow cone! It's the first day of school in Manhattan, which is also a great day to get your free 24/7 library cardif you don't have one yet.
Zoofari Tails Storytime at Sunset Zoo
Friday, August 23 | 10 - 10:30 AM
This month's Zoofari will be at the Sunset Zoo! We'll be reading stories about cheetahs and lions. The storytime will be held in the zoo's Nature Exploration Center. Free admission to the zoo for families attending the Zoofari Tails Storytime program.
Learn more about the library's digital resources, like Mango Languages, Lynda.com, and Hoopla. The class will be held at the Douglass Community Center Annex, in the King Room; 901 Yuma Street; Manhattan, KS.
Adult Craft Night: Summer Collage Art Thursday, August 15 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Looking to spruce up your home with a new work of art? Join us and create your very own collage art piece with magazine strips!