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Friends of the Library

FOL meet the first Tuesday of the Month

Upcoming Events

All events require pre-registration. See Facebook posts for more information.

Friends of the Manteno Public Library



Saturday, March 11, 2023


at the library

Hardcover books, puzzles, games = 50 cents

Paperback books, kids, DVDS and CDS = 25 cents

Cash only!

We will also have a drawing for a prize basket valued at $100!

Nothing Bundt Cakes will be sold!


Who We Are

The Friends of the Manteno Public Library is very active in fundraising advocacy, volunteerism, public awareness campaigns, and literacy programs. All of which has made them very instrumental in providing the library with monies to replace outdated equipment, host unique programs and partner with local community organizations.


The Friends of the Manteno Public Library District are committed to helping our library be something extraordinary. All patrons are welcome to join!

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Programs Sponsored by our Friends

Iditorod Workshop

Abraham Lincoln

Genealogy Workshops

Items Sponsored by our Friends

  • Archival Boxes
  • Podium
  • Large Print Books for Juniors and Young Adult collection
  • Raffle Basket for Summer Reading Program
  • PTO & Village Christmas Tree Decorations
  • Books for Reading Buddies and Family Reading Night

Fundraising Events Sponsored By the Friends

  • Family Trivia Night-  Membership Drive
  • Movies in the Park Concessions: June, July, August
  • Rockin’ on the Square:  June, July, August
  • Beer Tent at Octoberfest
  • Bunco Night
  • Book Sale & Craft Fair
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser

Community Participation

Sponsored Gift Cards for Chamber Thrill of the Hunt

Children’s Books for Whitmore Ace Fundraiser for Luries Children’s Hospital

Sponsored Gift Card PTO Christmas Tree