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Friends of the Library Meet the first Tuesday of the Month at 7:00pm

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 All of which has made them very instrumental in providing the library with monies to replace outdated equipment, host unique programs and partner with local community organizations.

Programs Sponsored by our Friends

Bridging the Gap

"Whistle Stop Train Travel in Victorian America" presented by The Tea Ladies

Music Inspired Art Lesson

Reader Advisory Training for Library Staff  

Prime Suspect Mystery


Items Sponsored by our Friends

 Summer Reading Adult Prize Basket

 Library Movie License

 PTO Trees Around the District Gift Card

I-pad for Children's Department 

Children's Department Table and Chairs

DVD Cleaner

American Flag and Stand

American Girl Doll for Today Girl Program


Fundraising Events Sponsored By the Friends

Dollars for Dogs at Whitmore Ace Hardware

Fannie May Candy Bar Sale

Holiday Craft Show

Holiday Parade of Homes

Community Santa Claus Visits

Movies in the Park Concessions

Music in Manteno Concessions

Annual Book Sale

Paint Nite

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Manteno Public Library


Mon - Thurs        9:30am - 8pm
Friday        9:30am - 6pm
Saturday        9:30am - 3pm
Sunday         Closed
Holidays         Closed

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

-Dr. Seuss