Dec 12 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.


Upcoming Closings at The Norton Public Library

Closed from noon on Wednesday,  December 24 through Saturday, December 27.   Open on Monday, December 29 at 10:00 a. m. 

Closed from noon on Wednesday December 31 through Thursday, January 1.  Open on Friday January 2 at 10:00 a.m.    

                                                              Monday at the Movies

Monday at the Movies for adults will be held December 15th at 1:30 p.m.   We are pleased to show Max Lucado’s “The Christmas Candle” featuring Susan Boyle, Hans Matheson, and Samantha Barks.  Refreshments will be served. 

 Chess Club

 Chess Club for kids will be held on Monday, December 15, 4:00-5:00 at the Norton Public Library.   An after-school snack will be provided.

  Mother Goose Moments 

“Mother Goose Moments” an inter active story-time for babies through age 2, will be held this week December 16, 10:30 A.M.   Bring your little ones for musical games, stories and snacks.  

   No Bridge Until Further Notice

 Preschool Story Time

   Preschool Story time will be held at the library on Thursday December 18, 10:30 a.m.   The featured theme for the day is “Santa Clause.”   Come join the Christmas fun!  There might even be a surprise guest!   Ho!  Ho!   Ho!

Christmas StoryWalk

The Norton Public Library and Northwest Kansas Library System will be sponsoring their third StoryWalk in downtown Norton, November 25-December 22.   A StoryWalk is a fun educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in the community.   Come to the library to pick up a map and start your adventure.   End up at the library for the completion of the story and pick up a special prize.  All families with young children are encouraged to participate.   Have fun reading and walking.

“It’s All About the Books” Book Club

A good book can transport the reader into a whole new world, take you places you have only dreamt of, and make you feel for a character like they are part of your family.   However, if you don’t have someone to share these experiences with, in the end, they are just stories.  If you enjoy reading and discussing what you have read, then the “It’s All About the Books” Book Club may be just what you’re looking for.   You are invited to join monthly discussions on the second Tuesday of each month at the Norton Public Library Community Room.   Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes.    The first meeting is January 13th. There is no charge to become a member.   However, they ask you to bring a coffee cup (with your initials on the bottom, if you would like to leave it), as refreshments will be served.   ” The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini will be the first book the club will read and discuss at the January meeting, and “The Center of Everything” by Laura Moriarty is the chosen book for February.   Members are encouraged to suggest their favorite books for the subsequent months.  The Norton Public Library has multiple copies of the books for check out. Due to the content of some of the books that may be read, the book club ask that all members be over the age of 18.   If you have any questions, please contact the book club secretary, Gayle Walsh, at or 785-660-7002.  You can follow “It’s All About the Books”  on the Norton Public Library’s Facebook page or their website at

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

Please don’t forget to check out books from Sunflower E-Library and check out magazines from Zinio to help out the circulation count at Norton Public Library.

Displays for October, November, December

Carol Otter’s Santa collection from different countries

Kari McMullen is sharing her collection of Cherished Teddies 

Cathy Brannan’s is showing her Nut Cracker collection    

Valerie Babcock is sharing her excellent art work in our Art Gallery  

Please come in and enjoy our new displays.

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