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Friends of the Library

FOL meet the first Tuesday of the Month



Tuesday, April 9, 2024

6:00pm – 7:30pm


Tickets: $30.00 per person

Sign up at the library! Space is limited!

*All proceeds benefit the library!*



Photo Shoot Fundraiser

with Rey Carlile Photography

$85.00 for 15 minute photo shoot and 5 digital images

Stop by the library to purchase your gift certificate, then schedule your photoshoot with Rey at your convenience.

All sessions will occur after May 12th.

Makes a great mother’s day gift!

Cash or check only.

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 All of which has made them very instrumental in providing the library with monies to replace outdated equipment, host unique programs and partner with local community organizations.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

Annual Bunco Night

Switch Games

Annual Book Sale

Items Sponsored by our Friends

  • Special Events and Speakers
  • Large Print Books for Juniors and Young Adult Collection
  • Raffle Baskets for Fundraisers
  • Books for Reading Buddies and Family Reading Night

Fundraising Events Sponsored By the Friends

  • Annual Bunco Night Bash
  • Annual Book Sale
  • Seasonal Fundraisers including…
    • Mum Sales
    • Culver’s Night
    • Craft Nights
    • Candy Sales
    • Eco Clean Can

Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors

Manteno Wendy’s

Amberstone Storage

Carlile Architects

First Community Bank & Trust

Lee’s Rental

Linman Family McDonald’s

Mayberry Junction

National Bank of Manteno

People’s Bank of Kankakee County

Silvano’s Pizza

Smith Development

State Farm Emily Browning

Yanni’s Café