Young Children – Books and More

Discovery Boxes

Our Discovery Boxes pair books with hands on materials to enhance the learning experience.  All Discovery Boxes must be checked out and returned to the Manheim Township Public Library Service Desk. Check out the following boxes:

Large Discovery Boxes

The Large Discovery Boxes offer a more in depth experience on a variety topics:

Nature Explorer Bags

The Nature Explorer Bags are way to take learning outdoors.  The sturdy canvas bag is full of guide books as well as a variety of tools to explore nature.

Launch Pad Tablets

Learn about science, mathematics, language arts and much more through interactive games! Each Launch Pad tablet has fun pre-loaded apps designed to encourage learning and discovery.

Click here to see the different Launch Pads, as well as their availability.

Playaway View

The Playaway View is a portable video player which brings stories to life, and showcases educational videos.

Click here to see the different Playaway Views, as well as their availability.


The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers too.  Read along and listen, or read on your own.  TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book making them come to life!  TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love!

Click the image below to access the Tumblebook resource, be sure to have your library card number handy. You will be redirected to another web page, where you will need to enter your Library Card number.

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New Releases:

Keep up with the the library’s latest books, movies and more – using wowbrary. Click the picture below to sign up!


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