Library News


Pirate Treasure Hunt at the Library!

Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (Sept 19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the library Sept 18-22! Follow our provided treasure map and learn how to speak Pirate along the way. Find where "X" marks the spot and you’ll get a share of the treasure to keep! Pick up your treasure map at the front desk. After you master Pirate, check out MANGO's 70+ languages you can learn online or on the go! This event is for all ages!


Show Your Library Card Around Town for Discounts

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Show your library card at participating businesses in Morton and receive valuable discounts! To promote the value of the library card and reward our library card holders, the Morton Public Library has partnered with 11 Morton businesses for a “show your card” promotion. Between September 1-30, 2017you’ll be able to show your card at participating businesses listed below to receive a discount:  

The Cotton Top: a purchase of $20 or more receives a free Morton Pumpkin Tee 
Eli’s Coffee Shop: Buy one single pastry, get one of equal or lesser value 50% off. Not valid with any other offers. Morton location only.
Great American Popcorn Company: receive 10% off a minimum of $10 purchase
Hacienda Fuentes: receive $5 off an order of $25 or more, not including alcohol
Lulu’s on Main: 10% off purchase
Morton Firehouse Pizza: 20% off any pizza
Morton Leaves ‘N Beans: 10% off a lunch entrée
Morton Papa Murphy’s Pizza: $4 off a family size pizza
Schooners: 20% off total bill, excludes banquets and alcohol
So Chic Boutique: 10% off entire boutique purchase
Plank Pilates Studio: 10% off a 10 pack class – must purchase at studio

In addition to the discounts at participating businesses, the library will also hand out punch cards at the checkout desk. When you show your card at one of the businesses, a business employee will punch or mark off their business logo. When you receive 3 punches, return the card to the library checkout desk to be entered in a drawing. Write your name and phone number on the back of the punch card.  Punch cards are optional and not necessary to receive discounts throughout the month.


Also during the month of September, we are waiving the $1 fee for replacing lost library cards. If you have lost your library card, you can get a new card for free. Ask for more information at the checkout desk.

Costumes needed for Costume Exchange

Costume Exchange at the Library - How it works:

  • Donate your nearly new, clean, in good condition children's Halloween costumes to the library from September 19 to October 12.
  • Each item donated will earn you a ticket to be redeemed at the Costume Exchange scheduled for October 13 & 14 at Morton Library. 
  • You can also simply donate your no longer needed costumes to help us build our costume closet. 
  • Those with tickets will have first chance at the Costume Exchange on October 13 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Anyone without a ticket is invited to visit the Exchange (Oct. 13 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) to shop for a costume with the donation of a canned food item.

Costume donations taken: September 19 to October 12
Shop the Costume Exchange with your ticket: October 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Questions? Call the library at 309-263-2200


Video Tutorials

The library now features online video tutorials to help you.