Library Buzz...News & Events at Morton Library


Bookmark Contest in April for Students

Morton Library is holding a bookmark contest to promote our summer reading program. 
We will be looking for creative bookmarks that will promote the theme and encourage summer reading.

This year’s Summer Reading theme is: Paws to Read

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eBook Checkout Increased to 3 Titles!

Good news for our eBook users...
the ADML eBook/Audiobook checkout limit has been increased from 2 to 3 titles!

If you need any assitance downloading ebooks to your device, you can call the library at 263-2200, visit our Help Desk at the library, or go to the eBook & Audiobook pageon our website for instructions and helpful links.

New titles have recently been added to our collection. Check it out here!


Morton Public Library's 90th Anniversary!

You are invited! On April 23, 2014, the Morton Public Library will be celebrating 90 years! Please join us for a ceremony to honor the distinguished history of our library and show your support for the library today.

Join us at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.  
The ceremony will include:

    √ Hug the Library - Guests will circle around the library holding hands to show we love our public library!
    √ Write your congratulations and memories on our Wall of Honor
    √ Visit with former and current Board members and staff
    √ Punch, Eli's coffee and treats
    √ Balloon animals and special crafts for the kids
    √ "Library Memories" - a short presentation by Burdell Hall and Janice Sherman 

*Watch for more special library activities throughout the year as we celebrate 90 wonderful years in the Morton community.

View a brief timeline of Morton Public Library's history here.




Morton Library Newsletter Now Online & e-Newsletter!

The Morton Library Newsletter, Book Words, is now available on our website and as an e-newsletter that you can subscribe to and receive via email. 




Library Reads Top Ten List for April

Are you a library patron that loves to browse the "New Books" shelves? Then you might want to check out Library Reads!

What is Library Reads?
Library Reads is a list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love. Librarians and library staff from across the country vote each month for their favorite books. Each month’s list is made up of adult fiction & non fiction titles that are newly published that month. Whichever ten books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list.

How is LibraryReads different from all the other library lists and awards out there?

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If You Missed Our TEDx Tuesdays...

Starting in 1984, an annual conference called TED (short for Technology, Education and Design) was created. It invited some of the most fascinating people in the world, and gave each speaker 20 minutes and a microphone to give the “talk of their life.” TED grew, and became a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” To be asked to speak at a TED conference is a huge honor.

In March, the Morton Public Library will sponsor “TEDx Tuesdays.” 
At 10:00 a.m. each Tuesday in March, the library will show and discuss several recorded talks from 30 years of TED*. Organized by library

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Morton Library Helping Tornado Victims Reconnect With Lost Items

The Morton Library is the collection site for the photos and personal papers found in the 5 county area 130 miles away as a result of the November 17 tornado.
This effort was named "Community POWER Project" on January 7. 
People can come and look through the materials at the library, and they can also view them on one of these Facebook pages: 
Facebook Album #1 or Facebook Album #2 or Facebook Album #3
Facebook Album #4 or Facebook Album #5 or Facebook Album #6 
Facebook Album #7 or Facebook Album #8 or Facebook Album #9

About Community POWER Project: Morton Library has been home to the Community POWER Project since its inception, immediately after the tornado on November 17, 2013.

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