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The library will be closed on Monday, April 21 in observance of Patriot's Day.

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Upcoming Special Events

Spring Book Sale!


Browse gently used adult and children books, movies, puzzles, music and games.

Tuesday, May 6th 4-7 Friends' night only! It's a great night to join the Friends.

Wednesday, May 7th 10-3

Thursday, May 8th 10-7

Friday, May 9th 10-2

Saturday, May 10th 9-12:30


Proceeds support library programs for all ages!

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Willow's Walkabout

Wednesday, April 23, 10:30 AM

Willow's WalkaboutCelebrate Patriot's Day with a special storytime with Norton author Sheila Cunningham. Come hear the incredible story of Willow the wallaby who escaped from the Stone Zoo in 1990 and the author's imaginative idea of what adventures the wallaby might have had in Boston! Meet the author Shelia Cunningham and character Willow the wallaby (no live wallaby will be present.)

Suitable for all ages. No registration required. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing after the program.



Morning Movie

Mary PoppinsFriday, April 25, 10:30 AM

The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation on the big screen...

PG-13; 125 mins.


Big Ryan's Tall Tales

Big RyanWednesday, April 30, 10:30 AM

Join us for this family performance by Big Ryan--one of our favorites! Big Ryan has been telling silly stories for over 11 years with quality shows that children enjoy over and over. This program features Big Ryan's original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun! No registration required.

This program is supported by a grant from the Norton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



Norton's Rivers: Hidden Beauty Hidden Treasures

Thursday, May 15, 10:30 AM

Norton ReservoirMost of the rivers flowing through Norton are hidden from the casual observer. This talk will feature beautiful views of Norton’s major rivers. The Rumford and Wading Rivers join forming the Three Mile River in a picturesque place few people ever see. The Canoe River meanders through town supplying several beautiful venues and abundant wildlife. Through slides and videos you will see some of the most picturesque parts of Norton and learn about the plants and animals that live near or in the rivers. The Land Preservation Society (LPS) of Norton protects many of these areas and maintains trails that are open to the public. LPS provides maps and guides that will open these places up to you and your families for many fun and educational outdoor activities.

Kathleen Ebert-Zawasky, Ed.D. is the President of the Land Preservation Society of Norton, and all-volunteer land trust in Norton that has been actively preserving land for Norton's present and future residents and wildlife since 1970. With nearly 1,000 acres of land preserved, LPS is helping to ensure the quality of air and water resources for southeastern Massachusetts.


(Photo by Annmarie Collette)





Norton Public Library now offers SmartPAY!


The SAILS Library Network and the Norton Public Library now offer patrons the option to securely pay library fines or donate to your library via credit or debit card using SmartPAY. Learn how!


New Online Services:


New! NewsBank Database

NewsbankGet online access to current and past newspaper content including:

- local news stories

- letters to the editor - editorials

- obituaries

- real estate info


Gain FREE access to content from:

- The Norton Mirror

- The Attleboro Sun Chronicle

- The Brockton Enterprise

- The Taunton Daily Gazette and many more!







The free and legal way to download music with your library card!

"DRM-Free" means there is no "Digital Rights Management" attached to the music files. Music you download is yours to keep. Under the terms of our license agreement, registered card holders of the Norton Public Library can download a maximum of three (3) tracks per week from the music catalog, which contains hundreds of thousands of music tracks from many labels. Just enter your Norton Public Library card number and search or browse the catalog for music tracks, review sound clips, and click download. Be sure to save the file to your hard drive or other recordable media prior to playing the sound file!






Online magazines delivered to your computer, tablet, or phone!

Unlimited access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages

Online language learning!

Available languages: Spanish (Latin American), Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, English (Spanish Speakers), English (Japanese Speakers)

Library News


Cable Grant News

Digital Display

The Norton Cable Access Community Grant has funded six brand-new computers for the public in the adult area, and a wonderful new digital display in the lobby.




The library is certified once again! Be sure to update your card to get full benefits.

Additional Online Resources


Overdrive Tutorials

Borrow e-books for your favorite device!



Ancestry Library

Ancestry LibraryUse the library edition of the popular genealogical research website, Ancestry.com to search census records, create family trees and more!

Ancestry Library is available to use inside the library on one of our public computers or via library wifi.


Cypress Resume

Cypress ResumeNeed resume help? The Library now offers Cypress Resume; a free online program that will help you develop polished and professional resumes and cover letters. This service is available on library computers and at home through our website.





Library Hours

Monday  10-7
Tuesday  10-7
Wednesday  10-3
Thursday  10-7
Friday  10-2
Saturday  10-2


Library Events