THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DOORS ARE CLOSED FOR ANOTHER WEEK FROM JULY 13TH THROUGH THE 19TH. THIS IS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE ONLY. NONE OF OUR STAFF HAVE THE COVID VIRUS.!!!!

  ALL WEEKLY, MONTHLY PROGRAMS ARE STILL CANCELLED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ENTER OUR LIBRARY IN THIS TIME OF CONFUSION:

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE OUR ONLINE CATALOG BELOW, ON THE RIGHT….

CLICK ON “ONLINE CATALOG”

THEN “NORWEST PASSAGE”

USE YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER, (IF YOU NEED YOUR LIBRARY CARD # JUST CALL THE LIBRARY). 877-2481

“userpass” IS YOUR PASSWORD TO LOG IN…

CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD. (IF YOU WISH).

YOU SHOULD BE IN OUR CATALOG! IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOG IN…IT COULD BE AN ISSUE WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER….ie. YOU OWE A PAST FINE…… PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY.

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GET INTO THE CATALOG:

TYPE IN THE TITLE OF THE BOOK YOU WOULD LIKE IN THE TOP SEARCH BAR. IF YOU SCROLL DOWN, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE IF THE BOOK, OR ITEM, IS “AVAILABLE”.

TO PLACE A HOLD… LOOK ON THE LEFT… IT SAYS “REQUEST THIS ITEM”. CLICK ON THIS BUTTON.

THEN CLICK ON “PLACE HOLD”……. THAT SHOULD BE IT! 🙂

WE WILL CHECK OUR RESERVES LIST PERIODICALLY THROUGH OUT THE DAY. BUT, FOR FASTER SERVICE, PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY @ 877-2481 AFTER YOU PLACE THE RESERVE, AND WE WILL SET UP A TIME FOR YOU TO PICK UP YOUR ITEMS. WITH CARSIDE SERVICE, IF YOU PREFER!!!

WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED READING YOUR BOOK, OR WATCHING YOUR MOVIE… PLEASE DROP ALL ITEMS THAT YOU CURRENTLY HAVE, IN OUR DROP BOX…. DO NOT BRING THEM INSIDE… WE WILL NEED TO QUARANTINE THESE ITEMS FOR ONE WEEK.

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OTHER OPTIONS:

 

HOOPLA DIGITAL IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO PREFER E- BOOKS, YOU CAN READ OR LISTEN TO A BOOK!!…NOW WITH A TOTAL OF 8 CHECK OUTS PER MONTH, INSTEAD OF THE ORIGINAL 5!! THANK YOU NWKLS!!!! YOU ONLY NEED YOUR LIBRARY CARD! WE ARE HAPPY TO SET YOU UP WITH A HOOPLA ACCOUNT, JUST BRING YOUR DEVICE INTO THE LIBRARY! 🙂

SUNFLOWER E LIBRARY  (LIBBY) IS AN OPTION FOR DIGITAL READING ALSO… THIS IS THROUGH THE STATE LIBRARY OF KANSAS… WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP YOU GET SET UP FOR A STATE LIBRARY CARD!!!!…..THERE ARE MANY INTERESTING THINGS ON THE KANSAS STATE LIBRARY WEBSITE. ( LEARN NEW LANGUAGES ETC.).

 

ALSO, IF YOU HAVE KIDS, CHECK OUT THE TABS ABOVE, UNDER “CHILDREN SERVICES”, THERE ARE DIGITAL BOOKS TO READ, OR LET THE CHILDREN HEAR A STORY.

THERE ARE TONS OF OPTIONS. LOOK AT PAT HART FB PAGE FOR FUTURE STORIES TOLD FROM ROSALIE MCMULLEN AND EMILY WINGE! ALSO, CHECK OUT ‘MOTHERGOOSE MOMENTS’ OF FB…THIS IS ROSALIE MCMULLEN!!!!! WITH MANY IDEAS FOR CHILDREN!                                   

ALSO CHECK OUT YOUTUBE VIDEO “NPL STORYTIME”: ” GIVE BEES A CHANCE” TO HEAR A STORY TOLD BY OUR CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN, EMILY WINGE!!!!!!!!! JUST CLICK ON THE  LINK!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EyDxv33Pss

THERE WILL BE A STORYWALK ABOUT UNICORNS ON THE LIBRARY GROUNDS THIS WEEKEND… (4TH OF JULY)

HANG IN THERE EVERYONE!!!!!! 🙂 WE MISS YOU!!!

Come read with us!

Come in, let us set you up for a Norton Public Library Card, or a State Library Card..( it’s super simple)….. and open up the possibilities!!! 🙂

Also visit our Escape Room You Tube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Gjpn3_8q8

be sure and check out the bloopers at the end of the video! Miss Emily is so funny!!! 🙂

 

  • Reception Area furniture, made possible by the Della Connell Estate!
  • Have Kids? then you need to check out our Summer Reading Program!!! Sign up to read, and win prizes!! Also, we have many children’s programs. Just stop at the front desk for a schedule of our children’s programming,( Lego Club, Chess Club, Mother Goose, Art Club, Storytime!) and our Summer Reading Program presenters! cancelled due to Covid 19.
  • Our new Patron Computers, made possible by a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.
  • The Laminator – able to laminate up to 27″ wide! The charge? = only $1 per foot!!!
  • The 3D printer,compliments of NWKLS! FREE to use, fun to watch, super fascinating!!
  • Public Copy, Scan, and Fax – prices available at the front desk.
  • FREE Wi-Fi, (courtesy of Nex Tech!) just come in and use your device, soak up the Wi-Fi, and download FREE e- books from the Sunflower E Library!, HOOPLA, and several others! COMING SOON…. THE MI-FI PROJECT! Personal hot spots that you can check out, and take home!
  • Thousands of BOOKS!!, C.D.’S, DVD’S, games, etc !! FREE!!! You just need a library card!
  • The Community Room can be rented for only $15.00 per day. We have a new projection system in the Community Room!
  • Our Genealogy Room – countless pieces and artifacts of Norton, and Kansas history!
  • The Art Gallery – Come see the Incredible  Art Work from the Phyllis Braun Family!!!
  • North Display Case – Currently not occupied due to Covid 19.
  • The South Display Case – Currently not occupied due to Covid 19.
  • The Teen Area Display Case – Now displaying many of the items/props from the Deathly Hollows Escape Room from October 2019!!
  • The Center Display Case – Always contains our genius Lego creations from Lego Club! 🙂
  • We now have a new E- Newsletter that you can sign up for. Just pop in, and sign up at the front desk.
  • Inter-Library Loan – If we can’t find it here in our library… we’ll ask another Library in the state to loan it to us, so you can read it! No charge, totally free! (fines do occur for non return).
  • Our Book Club is always open for new members, they meet every second Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 p.m., right here in the Community Room of the Library! Just read the next book on the list, and show up to visit about it!! No sign up required! A super fun group of people, you would totally enjoy yourself!! ( the book list can be found on this page, in the top menu under Book Club).
  • The Dolly Parton Imagination Library!! for children under 5 years old, who live in Norton County, with their parents. Parents must have a valid address, phone number, and email address…we have now opened up the ‘online’ registration..so feel free to go online and register at Dolly Parton Imagination Library, or come in, and fill out an application. This is a great program, free books for your child, from birth to age five. Another wonderful thing from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. 🙂
  • Our  Teen Area is open, and ready for business!! A quiet little nook for teens to do homework, study, watch a movie, soak up some Wi-Fi…or just sit and visit!! Groups also meet in this super cool area!
  • Our friendly, wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable STAFF!!!! 🙂

We always strive to make your Library a wonderful place to be….. Please let us know what we can do to make your experience more enjoyable!!!!!

THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY……… COME CHECK US OUT!!!!! 😉