News & Events at Morton Library


"A Taste of China" Program - Saturday, January 31

Would you like to experience traditional Chinese culture? 
Join us at the Morton Public Library 
Saturday, January 31
10:00-11:30 a.m. for 
"A Taste of China."

The program will include:

  • A presentation by Dr. Feng, professor from the Univeristy of Illinois, to introduce traditional Chinese culture as demonstrated in Shen Yun* - a traditional classical Chinese dance and

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Radon Program - Thursday, January 29 @ 7:00 p.m.

Do you need to know more about Radon and how it can affect your family? The Morton Public Library will host an informational Radon program by Jason Haupt from the University of Illinois Extension. Stay up to date on what you need to know and action you should take to make your home safe. Join us with your questions and become informed about this dangerous gas.

Free and open to the public.


Employment Opportunities at Morton Library

If you are interested in working at the library, you may fill out an application which is available at the circulation desk, or you may send your resume to 315 W. Pershing, Morton, IL 61550.

Current Job Openings: (click below for more information)

Director of Morton Public Library


Winter Rhythm & Rhyme Story Time

Parents, watch your children march to a beat with happy feet.
Registration for our Winter Rhythm and Rhyme Storytime begins
Tuesday, February 10.

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.


MPL Book Club for February

You are invited to join the Morton Library book club on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our next book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

The #1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany in 1936.  We hope you'll join us for our discussion and refreshments!

Click here to learn more about the MPL Book Club

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Library Reads January List

Library Reads January 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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Sneak Preview - 15,000 new eBooks from eRead Illinois

Morton Library has joined a program offered by the Illinois State Library called eRead Illinois. 
In addition to our permanent eBook collection,your library card gives you access to nearly 15,000 additional eBook titles. Further instructions and classes will be offered in March 2015 – but you are welcome to check it out today at eRead Illinois.


Morton Library Winter 2014-15 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. 


Correction to our Newsletter About Genealogy Corner

Our Genealogy Corner does meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. as printed in our newsletter. However, we meant to add that Genealogy Corner meets from March to November. They will not meet in December, January or February. The next class will be March 31, 2015 at the library. Please call the library at 309-263-2200 if you have any questions.


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.