Jul 21 2014

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LibraryHours: Monday -Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Summer Story Walk

The Norton Public Library and Northwest Kansas  Library System are hosting another Storywalk in downtown Norton during the month of July.   Stop by the Norton Public Library to pick up a map and begin your walk, reading “I Took My Frog to the Library”. Complete the story at the library and pick up a special prize.  Summer Story Walk is for children of all ages from now until July 31st.

Monday at the Movies

The July movie will be on July 28th at 1:30 p.m.  The featured movie is a hilarious romantic comedy “Ghost Town” with Ricky Gervais and Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear.

No Chess Club until School Starts

 No Chess Club until September 8, 2014 at the Norton Public Library from 4:00 to 5:00

Mother Goose Moments-Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

“Mother Goose Moments” an inter active story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library Tuesday, July 22, 10:30 a. m.   Bring your little ones for musical games, stories and snacks.  Mother Goose Moments will continue all summer as part of our summer reading program.

No Bridge for the Summer

Bridge will resume September 3rd at the Norton Public Library from 2:00-4:00 p. m. 

 Story Time Thursday July 24 2014

Thursday July 24, at the Norton Public Library our presenter will be Leona Breeden from Smoky Hills Public Television.  Leona will present a program for preschoolers – 1st  grade at 10:30 a.m. and one for 2nd -5th graders at 2:00 p. m.    Come join the Fizz, Boom Fun!!!

 Summer Reading

“Fizz, Boom, Read” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program!  Sign up for summer reading is ongoing, and is open to all ages,  babies through adults.   Stop by the library for details.      

 No Teen Night until next summer

Wii Gaming System

Wii Gaming System now available for use in the Library.   Presented through a grant from the State Library of Kansas.  Come Play at the Library.


 Sunflower E-Library and Zinio Online Magazines

Sunflower E-Library is now up and running. This allows patrons of the Norton Public Library to download books onto their e-readers for free. Patrons can also download audiobooks to their audio devices for free. A part of the perks is that due to generous donations NPL is able to purchase e-books that can only be checked out by NPL patrons. That makes waiting time for titles a lot less. Patrons also have access to the whole Sunflower E-Library consortium’s collection of e-books. Sunflower E-Library is brought to you by the Northwest Kansas Library System and the Norton Public Library.                  Zinio Online Magazines are Here! The Northwest Kansas Library System has brought magazines online to the patrons of the Norton Public Library. You are able to download current magazines to your computer or e-reader and read them in their entirety. Create an account and use the initials npl with your Norton Public Library card number to use this service. The website for Zinio is :  https://www.rbdigital.com/nwkls/service/zinio/landing? or click on the Zinio name under Handy Links on the Norton Public Library website, www.nortonpubliclibrary.org.

Displays for July, August, and September

During July, August, and September we are enjoying Bill Beal’s collection of miniature car banks. Cindy Brown is sharing her frog collection. We are delighted to show Faith Hay’s items from rural schools days of the mid 1900′s.     Kristine Knapp is sharing her excellent art work in our Art Gallery.  Please come in and enjoy our new displays.

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