News & Events at Morton Library


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. 


Eli's Donation Creation benefits Morton Library

Eli's Donation Creation for the month of July is "A Midsummer Night's Chai". During the month of July, one dollar of this drink purchase will be donated to the Library Fund at the Morton Community Foundation, benefiting Morton Library.

"A Midsummer Night's Chai" is a delightfully refreshing blended iced chai tea. Add decaf vanilla for a little coffee flavor or vanilla protein for a milkshake taste. This is a fantastic new drink dreamt up by Eli's one and only Lauren who you see working the counter most mornings. Thank you for supporting the library and thanks to Eli's for featuring us this month!


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. 


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.


Library Reads Top Ten List for July 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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Recovered Tornado Items Now at Washington Library

Beginning Monday, April 21, 2014, the remaining photos, documents and mementos recovered from the tornado have been transferred to the Washington District Library Five Points location and can be claimed during regular library hours. 

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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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