Manhattan Library Association

Become a Friend of the Library

The Manhattan Library Association (MLA) is the official name for the Friends of the Library. MLA raises money to support library programs and purchases through used book sales and membership dues.

MLA is a volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization and donations to MLA may qualify as tax deductions.

Join Today

Join or renew by mail or online at

Mail membership form to:

Manhattan Library Association
629 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

Membership Levels

  • $10 Individual
  • $15 Family
  • $25 Organization
  • $50 Patron
  • $100 Premier
photo of the Aesop's Fables sculpture in the library's atrium
photo of children dressed in costume for Harry Potter Book Night 2017
photo of kids making a craft
photo of a book and people talking

What We Do

Funds raised by MLA have supported:

  • The Children’s Library expansion
  • Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week
  • Annual Summer Reading Program
  • Library programs for all ages
  • Special performances and speakers
  • Aesop’s Fables trellis sculpture by Ken Bloomer (in the library’s atrium)