- 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!
- MiFi Units – Check out personal wi-fi hotspots!
- 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!
- 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!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Gjpn3_8q8 Try this link to see the walk-through of the Harry Potter Escape room! (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EyDxv33Pss Try this link for the Give Bees A Chance Story Video! With Miss Emily! (2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Lxj6CO8-s watch our Library caterpillars blossom into butterflies! ( 2020 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-cB37tOEJQ&t=11s Try this link for Miss Rosalie’s Xmas Story!! (2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KKFobI5iVE The library Sensory Cave ( 2020)
https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=rjZ6SZcPmvw This fun link shows Miss Rosalie’s Nursery Rhymes (2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cML50Mb0b0o Valentines Day Mother Goose video, NPL (2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-qcgiNH88M Mother Goose Friendship Video NPL 2021)
The Art Gallery – Come see the ‘Community Puzzle Piece” display!!
North Display Case –The North Display Case is home to the bird collection of Lynn Nelson. So many beautiful cardinals, and bluejays! From all over the world! You simply must come in and see this! Hard to put into words how beautiful they are.!
The South Display Case– Has on display, a set of Antique School Books owned by NPL staff.
The Teen Area Display Case – Home to some of the Harry Potter Escape room props!
The Center Display Case – displaying some darling easter baskets, owned by the NPL staff.