About the Village of Manhattan, Illinois

Manhattan Park District

Our mission at the Park District is to provide quality recreation and education programs, facilities, parks and open space that meet the leisure needs and improve the quality of life for residents of Manhattan.  Facilities will be available to all residents and the interests and needs of all age groups will be addressed.

Recreation Center Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 8:30 pm • Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Administration Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm​

Call:  815/478-3324 • Fax:  815/478-3428
​397 S. State Street, Manhattan, IL  60442

Manhattan-Elwood Public Library

Library Hours:
Monday- Thursday:  10:00am–7:00pm
Friday:  10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday:  CLOSED

We are dedicated to serving the residents of Manhattan and Elwood by providing a wide variety of books, audio books, e-books, CD’s, DVDs, and video games.  In addition to providing virtually unlimited access to information, we also provide numerous FREE programs and activities that enlighten, entertain, and enrich the lives of those in our community. If you haven’t visited us in a while, we invite you to stop by and see the many changes that have taken place over the last year!  Our Children and Teens now have their own space to spread out a little, and we have added much needed seating areas in the main library.

Our Library board meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:30pm.

Contact Us:
Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District
240 Whitson St., PO Box 53, Manhattan, IL 60442

Local Schools

Manhattan School - District 114

District Office – 25440 S. Gougar Road – Manhattan, IL 60442

The Staff, Administration and Board of Education of Manhattan District 114 are committed to promoting excellence in student achievement and student behavior enabling children to become successful life-long learners.

To learn more about the Manhattan School – District 114 please Click Here.

Lincoln-Way Community HS - District 210

District Office – 1801 E. Lincoln Highway – New Lenox, Illinois 60451

School District 210 is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago and serves about 90,000 residents from the villages of Frankfort, Joliet, Manhattan, Mokena, New Lenox and Tinley Park as well as large unincorporated areas. More than half the district’s 105-square-mile area remains open land used primarily for farming.

To learn more about the Lincoln-Way Community High School- District 210 please Click Here.

Providence Catholic High School

Main Office – 1800 W. Lincoln Highway – New Lenox, IL 60451

Providence Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational, diocesan secondary school administered by the Augustinians. We are staffed by both religious and lay people. The school has been located in New Lenox, Illinois since 1962. Our current enrollment is approximately 1150 students.

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St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School – Main office: 275 W. North Street – Manhattan, IL 60442

The school provides instruction for first through eighth grades as well as a half day program for kindergarten and pre-school programs for 3-year-olds and  4-year-olds.  Class size is held to a maximum of 25 students per grade with a State of Illinois certified teacher.  Pre-school classes, kindergarten and 1st grade also have a classroom
assistant assigned to them to provide an excellent child to adult ratio.

To learn more about the St. Joseph Catholic School please Click Here.

Lincoln-Way Area Special Ed. - District 843

District Office – 601 Willow Street – Frankfort, IL 60423

Through collaboration with school, home, and the community, Lincoln-Way Area Special Education is committed to support the academic and social expectations of the Lincoln-Way community by providing quality programs and support for the students we serve in a fiscally responsible manner.

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Joliet Junior College

Main Office – 1215 Houbolt Road – Joliet, IL 60431

Joliet Junior College is a comprehensive community college. The college offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university, occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, work force and workplace development services, and support services to help students succeed.

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Governors State University

Main Office -1 University Parkway – University Park, IL 60466

Governors State University is the only public university in Chicago’s rapidly growing south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students during the course of a year. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse life-long learners. The university’s high-quality educational programs are enhanced by its commitment to maintaining and increasing accessibility to its students and the community.

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Lewis University

Main Office – One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446

The Lewis main campus in Romeoville is a picturesque 376-acre suburban setting which houses 1,000 students in eleven residence halls, all within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, the Student Union, and Sancta Alberta Chapel. The campus is 30 minutes southwest of the world-class city of Chicago.

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University of St. Francis

Main Office – 500 Wilcox St – Joliet, IL 60435

Founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis is a Catholic, Franciscan university offering more than 60 undergraduate academic areas of study, three bachelor’s degree completion programs and 10 graduate programs to approximately 4,500 students each year at the Joliet campus and more than 85 locations nationwide. Many flexible scheduling and class delivery options are offered to students, including onsite and online classes and programs, and faculty-directed study.

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Manhattan Area Churches

Manhattan United Methodist

Established in 1883
335 E North St
PO Box 21
Manhattan, IL   60442
Rev. Rebecca Williams
815 478-3285
Sunday: 9:00 am
Sunday School (September – May) 10:30am

Missio Dei

360 S. Park St.
P.O. Box 92
Manhattan, IL 60442
Paul Vroom

Revolution Church

24520 S. Hwy 52
Manhattan, Il 60442
Senior Pastor Billy Knott

St Joseph's Catholic Church

Established in 1891
235 W North St
P.O. Box 25
Manhattan, IL 60442
Father John Lindsey, Pastor
815 478-3341
Saturday: 4:30pm
Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 am
Holy day:  Eve 7:00pm
Holy day: 5:30pm
St Joseph’s Grade School 815-478-3951

Wilton Center Federated

An American Baptist / United Methodist Federation
Since 1919
14101 W. Joliet Road
Rev. Heather Henson
815 478-3923

St Paul's United Church of Christ

Established in 1903
140 Thelma
Rev Carol Currier-Fighetto, Pastor
815 478-4900
Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Sunday School: 9:15 am


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