Winter Rhythm & Rhyme Story Time

Parents, watch your children march to a beat with happy feet.

3,4 & 5 year olds will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m., February 24 - March 31.

The sessions will include stories, finger-plays, games, songs, and lots of smiles.  This is a great opportunity for a child to meet and interact with children their own age and gain a love of reading at an early age. 

Story Times are limited to 20 children and registration is required. Once your child is registered, they are registered for all five sessions. To register, visit the Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing or call 263-2200 beginning Tuesday, February 10, 2015.


Caldecott and Newbery Winners Announced for 2014

Go to ALA's Caldecott webpage for more information about this year's Caldecott Winner and Honor books. 
Go to ALA's Newbery webpage for more information about this year's Newbery Winner and Honor books.


Animated, Talking Picture Books!

Welcome to TumbleBooks! 
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
*TumbleBooks are now available for iPads. TumbleBooks were created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. 

The Language Learning Section includes a growing selection of books in Spanish and French. Many are bilingual titles which allow the user to read the book in two languages. 

There are also Puzzles & Games and don't forget to check out Tumble TV!

The TumbleBookLibrary has a wide selection of children's story books... old time favorites (such as "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch) and new titles. There are also read-alongs and non fiction titles .

Morton Library is happy to provide TumbleBooks to our patrons. There are many ways to learn and many ways to encourage the enjoyment of reading!


What is Playaway View┬«?

Morton Public Library was honored to receive $1,100 toward the purchase of  Playaway View® portable video devices & travel DVDs for preschool and elementary school children from the Morton Community Foundation in 2012. Our collection continues to grow. 

What are they? Education meets entertainment with the first self-playing, pre-loaded, all-in-one video player, exclusive to libraries. Playaway View® is pre-loaded with multiple videos, offering the best in award-winning programs, popular television episodes, animated picture books and curriculum based learning. Kids will love the content and parents will approve. This unique device is not available in the consumer marketplace.

Visit our display in the Children's area or ask a librarian for more information.

 Playaway View® is: 

  • Portable
    Includes a head-phone jack and speakers
  • Convenient
    Pre-loaded content; no internet or downloads needed
  • Durable and Scratch-Resistant
    Made with kids in mind
  • Multiple Videos
    Each View holds hours of great content
  • Chargeable
    Simply use the included standard AC Adaptor

Some sample titles are:

Caps for Sale and Other Storybook Classics
Dinosaur Train - Ocean Adventures!
Liberty's Kids - Revolutionary Beginnings
New Classics from Annick Press
American History: Things You Should Know
Be a Scientist!
Draw Me A Story: Cinderella and Other Classic Tales. 

Each Playaway View® has multiple stories on each device.


Fun at the Library

There are many things to do at the library...

  1. Play Wii at the library. Families are invited to register for a time slot to play Wii at the library. Choose a game from Wii Sports or try Wii Fit for fun. Call and register for a 20-minute time slot.
  2. New large puzzles are available from 40-100 pieces in the juvenile area.
  3. Children may bring books in good condition and swap them for books from the Children's Swap Box located near the Children's desk.
  4. Make a craft at the Craft Table.
  5. Checkers and board games are available to play in the juvenile area. Challenge Mrs. Snoke to a game of BLINK!
  6. Find a treasure in our Book Sale.

 Bring the whole family and enjoy opportunities for fun at the library!