News & Events at Morton Library


Hannah's Reading Garden Dedication

The beautiful reading garden and outdoor performance area located directly behind the library building is just about complete for our Summer Reading activities! 

You are invited to join us for the dedication of Hannah's Reading Garden on Friday, June 5 at 12:15 p.m., and then please stay for our first Brown Bag-It performance at 12:30 p.m. - Juggling by Troy Roark! 


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 Reads May List

Library Reads May 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

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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 Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

The Morton Library SPRING 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. 


Easy Searching With Our New Online Catalog

Morton Public Library now offers a completely redesigned online catalog.  The new catalog features a cleaner, more modern look than the catalog that has been in use for the last seven years, and offers several new features:

  • A single search box with a much improved search engine that is faster and more accurate at finding titles and authors than the previous catalog.
  • Faceted Searching - Much like the Amazon website, the new catalog allows you to do a broad search and then narrow your search to find exactly what you are looking for.

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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.

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.