News & Events at Morton Library


Library Reads July List

Library Reads July 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.

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Eli's Donation Creation benefits Morton Library

Eli's Donation Creation for the month of June is...
                 "Blended Vanilla Chai" 

During the month of June, one dollar of this drink purchase will be donated to the Library Fund at the Morton Community Foundation, benefiting Morton Library. Eli's is located at 205 W. Jefferson St.

Thank you for supporting the library and thanks to Eli's for featuring us this month!


No Brown Bag-It on July 3

Morton Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 3. Brown Bag-It will not be held that day. Please join us the following Friday, July 10 for Brown Bag-It when Ronald McDonald will visit! This program will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.

Bring your lunch at noon and then stay for the program featuring Ronald McDonald. For more information please contact the library at 263-2200.


Our New Reading Garden

We now have a beautiful reading garden and outdoor performance area located directly behind the library building. 

Hannah's Reading Garden has benches, a table and chairs for reading, meeting friends, and enjoying the serene surroundings. The circular stage area will be used for summer programs including the popular Brown Bag-It.

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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. 


Our Summer Newsletter is Now Available!

The Morton Library SUMMER Newsletter is now available. You can read it here, find the link on our homepage under "Find It Fast!", or as an e-newsletter that you can subscribe to and receive via email.


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.
Check it out today at eRead Illinois.


What is eSequels? A Helpful 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.

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