News & Events at Morton Library


MPL Book Club - September 10

You are invited to join the Morton Library book club on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our next book, The Mockingbird Next Door; Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills.

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Message to MPL Freegal Users...

After several years of offering this free music download service, the Morton Library has decided not to renew our contract for the coming year. The usage of the Freegal service peaked in 2013, and has slowly but steadily declined since then. At this point, we cannot justify the cost based on the number of patrons benefitting from the service.
We know that some of you have been avid and faithful users and will miss the service, but hope that you will continue enjoying the DRM-free music that you have already downloaded and will continue to own. That was always one of the attractions of the Freegal service - even though the service has ended, the songs you have downloaded are yours to keep permanently. (Don't forget to back up your collection!)
As a library patron, you still have access to a very large collection of music on CDs! If Morton Library doesn't own the music CD you are looking for, we will be happy to help you request CDs from any of the 100+ libraries that are part of our library system. 



Donate Shoes and Help End Thirst

Once again, we will participate in the Shoes for Water program. From August 1-31, 2015, by donating your new or used shoes, you will help provide clean drinking water for those in need. There is a collection box located near the library circulation desk for your donations. Any and all shoes are accepted: flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes, etc. Money from the sale of wearable shoes is used to help fund life-saving water projects all over the world – projects that save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. The shoes unfit to be worn will be recycled, keeping them out of the landfills. 

For more information you can visit the website

Thank you for supporting this worthwhile effort.


Faxing Now Available at Morton Library

Faxing service is now available at Morton Library!

You can now send and receive faxes
for $1.00 per page, up to 10 pages. Cover page is free.

Questions? Ask at the circulation desk or call the library at 263-2200.

Our fax service is being offered on a trial basis to determine demand. 


Art & Photography Shows September 14-19

Morton Public Library is hosting Morton Art Guild’s Art and Photography Shows. All of the art and photography will be on display at the library.

Both shows will be open to the public September 14-19, 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.

Entries for photography are due Saturday, September 12. Entries for art are due Sunday, September 13. 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 Applicationand to view information about the rules and prizes. Applications due August 30, 2015.

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 August List

Library Reads August Listclick here

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.

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Introducing *NEW* Wireless Printing

Morton Library is excited to introduce its new Wireless Printing Service.

Wireless printing makes the Morton Public Library's black & white or color printer available to our patrons from anywhere! Using this service, you can now easily print from any computer or any device, inside or outside the library. Simply email or upload your document to our printers from wherever you are, then come in to our self-serve Printing Station within 48 hours to pay for and pick up your prints. Your documents are not released or printed until you come to the library to authorize the print job.

For instructions or to get started, click here.

Library Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am - 8pm; Friday: 9am - 6pm; Saturday: 9am - 5pmClosed on Sunday 


Genealogy Corner

Get acquainted with genealogy and learn some useful tips from master genealogist, Nancy Blackwell, as she shares her 30 years of genealogy experience. Her specialty is using the internet as a tool for research. Meets at the library on the last Tuesday of the month, March through November. Free and open to the public. Contact the library for more information at 263-2200.