Manheim Community Library is a place for the community to turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information. We strive to maintain a diverse collection of resources to benefit persons of all ages and abilities. Today, Manheim Community Library offers so much more than books:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Computer access
- Print/Copy/Fax services
- Meeting room
- Museum passes
- STEM Maker pass
- Local newspapers (Lititz Record, LNP, Lancaster Farming, Merchandiser)
- Community newsletters
- Manheim Central School District yearbooks
- E-books through Overdrive and the Libby app
- DVDs and Blu-ray movies, television shows, and documentaries
- Knitting needles
- Games, puzzles and educational kits
- Online databases (including databases for businesses, students, and researchers)
- Programs and events for all ages (Summer and Winter Reading Programs, Story Times, STEM programs, financial workshops, and much, much more!)
Manheim Community Library has been serving residents of Manheim Borough, Penn Township and Rapho Township since 1973. For more than 45 years, we have been located in the Manheim Community Building at 15 East High Street, Manheim. Some of our first young patrons are now bringing their grandchildren to the Library. Over the years, we have become a hub for community members of all ages.
Our small but mighty Library is growing to meet the ever changing needs of our community. The most obvious change will be a new Library. Manheim Community Library and Pleasant View Retirement Community have partnered to create a new home for the Library. Work is underway for Manheim Community Library to be a centerpiece of the new community center to be built at Pleasant View. The new space will triple the size of the present library and provide enhanced service opportunities and room for programs and events.
But libraries are no longer just buildings that house books. Today’s libraries are agile institutions serving real-life needs. They hold the key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in their communities by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy. Another way Manheim Community Library is growing to meet the diverse needs of our community is by embracing PA Forward, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association designed to support Pennsylvania libraries become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all citizens. Manheim Community Library is currently a Silver Star Library and working towards Gold Star status.
Becoming a community hub involves establishing partnerships and collaborations with other community organizations, businesses, schools and government agencies.
- Fund the Library for a Day (or a week!)
- Sponsor a Special Project (Let’s discuss the possibilities.)
- Sponsor a Program or Event
- Donate items for prizes or raffles
Manheim Community Library is proud to have an active Friends of the Library group. This dedicated group of volunteers spearheads several fundraising events each year, including Spring and Fall Book Sales, Murder at Mount Hope Mansion benefit dinner theater performance, Character Breakfast, and Holiday Crossings at the Historic Manheim Train Station. For more information about Friends membership or Friends sponsorship opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paula J. Collins, Director
Manheim Community Library
15 E. High St., Manheim, PA 17545