News & Events at Morton Library


Regular library hours resume August 11

Morton Library will resume it's regular hours beginning Monday, August 11.
Morton Library's hours are:

    Mon-Thur: 9am - 9pm
    Friday: 9am - 6pm
    Saturday: 9am - 5pm
    Sunday: Closed

Art & Photography Shows Sept 6 & 7: Info & Entry Forms

Morton Public Library will host Morton Art Guild’s 2014 Art and Photography Shows. Entries will be accepted the weekend of September 6-7 with the Photography Show judging and Critique on Saturday and the Art Show judging and Critique on Sunday. All of the art and photography will be on display at the library September 8-12.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Entries for the Photography Show will be received at the library on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. A closed judging will follow.
The Judge's Critique for the photography show will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 6 and is open to the public. Click here for the Photography Show Entry Form.

ARTWORK: Entries for the Art Show will be received at the library
on Sunday, September 7 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  A closed judging will follow.
The Judge's Critique for the art show will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 7 and is open to the public. Click here for Art Show Entry Form.


Both shows will be open to the public September 8-13, Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm and Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm. at the library.

A People’s Choice ribbon will be awarded in each show. People are invited to vote for their favorite entry in each show. The People’s Choice winners will continue to be exhibited in the library for one week after the shows close.

Entry forms and information sheets may be picked up at the Morton Public Library or found here:
Photography Show Entry Formsor Art Show Entry Forms. Call 263-2200 with questions or for more information.


Precious Pumpkin Baby Contest Info & Application

Click here for the Precious Pumpkin Baby Contest Application
and to view information about the rules and prizes.

Voting takes place at Kroger and all proceeds from the event go back to the community through We Care Inc's programs such as meals-on-wheels, transportation, the food pantry and weekly congregate meals for senior citizens in the Morton area.

We Care Inc. sponsors the Precious Pumpkin Baby Contest in conjunction with the Morton Pumpkin Festival. 


Library Reads Top Ten List for August 2014

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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New Feature: eSequels, A Guide to Novels in a Series

Have you ever finished a book only to find it was #3 in a series? Has a friend recommended a book to you, but all you can remember is that it featured a main character named Alissa who lives in Glenbrooke?

Morton Library has a new service that can help you find that title and read series fiction in order: eSequels: A reader's guide to novels in a series.

eSequels is current and complete. You will be able to find the newest title by your favorite author, subject, character, or setting. There are also brief annotations that describe each title without giving away any surprise endings. eSequels focuses on American and British adult series fiction. 

You will find a link to eSequels on our website under Books & eBooks, Services, Online Resources, and Readers' Corner.


Morton Library Summer Newsletter Online

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. 


Morton Public Library's 90th Anniversary!

On April 23, 2014, the Morton Public Library had a special celebration in honor of our 90th anniversary.

WMBD News was there to capture the event. Click here to view the news clip 

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