Special Collections

Bags of book club kits on shelf

Kits designed to keep the conversation going, complete with multiple copies of the selected title and a master discussion guide. Please note: you must see library staff to place holds on kits.

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Luigi birthday cake made with shaped cake pan from MPL collection

Looking to bake a unique cake for a special occasion? Take a look at our selection of specialty cake pans available for checkout.

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Concept kit bag contents show books, DVDs, and activities about farms

Counting, music, colors, and more! These kits contain books and games to familiarize the kiddos with a variety of concepts.

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Ice Age Trail backpack and contents

Learn about Wisconsin's flora and fauna while hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail with these Explorer Backpacks courtesy of the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

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Spring-themed Memory Kit with backpack and books

A fantastic collection of kits that offer our community a meaningful way to interact with their loved ones who might be experiencing forms of dementia and cognitive decline.

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Seed Library

Manitowoc Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds that you can “check out” to plant and grow at home. Our seed collection depends on donations. You'll see different seeds available at different times, so check back frequently to see what's available.

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Sensory backpacks

Backpacks with items to both calm and stimulate a child's sensory system! Available in the Youth Department.

Colorful toys on table

Board games, floor puzzles, and toys that aid in child development, all available for checkout!

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Youth Book Discussion kit in green tote bag on shelf

Thematic book kits designed for educators and group leaders to share and discuss with youth. Please note: you must see library staff to place holds on youth kits.

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