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The Manheim Township Public Library - Informing. Educating. Inspiring. Connecting.
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Joyce Sands

Janet Bailey, MS
Operations Manager

Manheim Township Public Library
595 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA  17601

Ph: (717) 560-6441
Fx: (717) 560-0570

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

    The Manheim Township Public Library is located at 595 Granite Run Drive on the scenic Overlook Community Campus.  It exemplifies a modern public library and is a favorite destination for the community, with over 200,000 visitors annually.  The Library features:

    • Hogan & Herr Children’s Library – A bustling area dedicated to children, caregivers, and professionals who work with children.
    • Lapp Story Silo – Site of enriching and fun programs for children.
    • Morgan Center Rooms A, B, and C – Available on a rental basis for community groups and businesses to host events.  
    • Teaching/Demonstration Kitchen – Location of popular cooking programs.
    • Study/Meeting Rooms – For use by patrons looking for a quiet study room or a small group meeting space.
    • Discovery Meadow – Stroll along the Discovery Meadow while learning about the local habitat through native plants.

Collections and Resources

The Manheim Township Public Library has a well-rounded collection of books for all ages and interests, but the Library is ‘More than books’.  With a library card, patrons can borrow:

  • Movies and TV show/series on DVD
  • Audio books on CD
  • Music CDs
  • American Girl Dolls
  • Exploration Backpacks
  • Nooks
  • Playaway Views and Launchpads
  • Great Courses on CD 

In addition, patrons can download e-resources from the Library’s website:

  • e-books 
  • e-audio
  • e-comics 
  • e-magazines 
  • e-video 
  • digital music 

Research databases and instructional software are also available:

  • Research databases 
  • Instructional software 


The Library hosts about 1,500 programs annually for children, tweens, teens and adults.  Here is a link to the calendar of programs

  • Internet computers for patrons in the Children’s, Teen, and Adult areas of the Library.
  • Free Wifi
  • Computer classes
  • One-on-one computer tutorials

Strategic Plan 2017-2018

Mission Statement:

Provide library resources, services, and expertise in a friendly and professional manner to the residents of Manheim Township and the greater community.

Vision Statement:

The Manheim Township Public Library provides to its community a vibrant community center where people connect and have access to what they need to achieve their greatest potential.

Focus Areas:

1)      Develop partnerships that build community and support the Library’s mission.

2)      Make the Library easier to use and more accessible.

3)      Improve visibility and awareness of Library services, programs, collections and databases.

4)      Secure, stable and sufficient funding streams from the community and businesses.

To learn more about the Manheim Township Library visit

Manheim Township • 1840 Municipal Drive • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 • 717-569-6408
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