Manson Community Library

80 Wapato Way, Manson, WA, United States
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About Us

The Manson Community Library is part of the North Central Regional Library (NCRL), headquartered in Wenatchee, Washington. NCRL is an intercounty rural library district and municipal corporation formed in 1960. NCRL provides public library services to persons residing in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan Counties. This 14,947-square-mile (38,710 km2) service district is only slightly smaller than the combined area of Massachusetts and Connecticut and comprises 1/4 of Washington State's land surface area.

NCRL provides service to its many rural patrons through its popular, unique, and innovative Mail Order Library. This was the country's first mail order library operation and has become one of the few remaining. Descriptive catalogs are designed by library staff for home use and are distributed three times per year on all rural postal routes. Books, audio recordings, and video recordings are mailed directly to the user's home and may be returned using the merchandise return label included in each shipment.

NCRL's Bilingual Outreach Program provides regularly scheduled Spanish/English storytimes at public schools, Head Start, Migrant Seasonal Head Start [1], ECEAP [2], and other facilities serving children throughout Grant County to foster emergent literacy and promote reading. In 2003, NCRL received a federal "Serving Cultural Diversity" grant that funded bilingual library materials, a van, and audio listening centers.

Our Hours

General hours **Holiday hours may vary**
Monday10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday12:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wenesday10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 2:00 PM