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Upcoming Special Events


Friends of the Library Spring Basket Raffles


Enter today to win a beautiful gift basket!

The Friends of the Norton Public Library are holding their annual Spring Basket Raffles beginning March 29th. Tickets are $2.00/each or 3/$5.00. There are many beautiful baskets to win so don't miss your chance! (Basket themes include spa, gardening, wine, tea, holidays, health, kitchen, baking, office, childen's and more.)

Winners will be drawn April 19th at noon.


Annual Plant and Bake Sale

Thursday, April 17 from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM

plant and bake saleThere will be many beautiful spring plants, such as tulips, daffodils, violets, daisies and hydrangeas for sale. 

All donations of baked goods, homemade or purchased, will be greatly appreciated.  Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Wednesday, April 16 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM or the morning of the sale.

The proceeds from this sale will be used by the Friends to support programming for all ages!

Making Your Home Safe & Energy Efficient

Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 AM

Southcoast Energy ChallengeAmericans spend 90% of their time indoors. One-third of energy produced (mostly by fossil fuels) is used for heating and cooling buildings. Doesn't it make sense that we should make our homes as safe and efficient as possible? Please join the SouthCoast Energy Challenge for a brief presentation on how you can make sure your home is reaching its full potential. We can teach you how save between 3% and 30% on your monthly energy bill by taking advantage of state programs at no cost to you. Save money. Build community. Protect the planet. The SouthCoast Energy Challenge.



Gary Hylander Presents "Paul Revere's Ride"

Thursday, April 17, 10:30 AM

Paul RevereLecturer and historian Gary Hylander will take us along on the midnight ride of Paul Revere!  This seminal moment in American history has become legend. Join us as we learn the real story behind Revere’s April 18, 1775 ride, and what it meant to the war for American Independence.

Program and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

Author Talk with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Thursday, April 17, 6:30 PM

Hank Phillippi RyanAward winning and bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan will speak about her thriller The Wrong Girl, nominee for Best Suspense/Thriller of 2013 from the RT BookReviews Reviewers' Choice Awards! Hank will also discuss mystery writing, and her career as a journalist and reporter. Book signing to follow.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.



Rick Goldin Family Concert

Friday, April 18, 10:30 AM

Rick GoldinRick Goldin’s lively, interactive and humorous children’s songs have made him one of the most popular children’s entertainers in New England. Get ready for songs, puppets, movement activities, child-participation, and lots of silliness and fun for the whole family! Programs are designed to entertain, educate and to introduce basic musical and learning concepts while building children's confidence, self-esteem, and social skills. Rick has been a performing songwriter and guitarist for twenty years. He now presents over 150 shows a year at schools, libraries, concerts, and all kinds of community and family events. His latest recording "I Like To Read" received a Parents' Choice Recommended Award, and features songs about books, libraries and learning to read.

Sponsored by the Norton MOMS Club.



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.



Update on Tax Forms:

tax formsWe have a very limited amount of MA Resident Income Tax booklets and Federal forms. Stop in or call Amanda for updates.







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