Curbside Pickup Now Available!

The Norwin Public Library is now open for curbside pickup from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday.  We will be expanding those hours soon. Books and other materials can also be dropped off in our Library Book Return 24 hours a day.

Holds and requests can be placed through our online catalog at norwinpubliclibrary.org and also over the phone. To place holds over the phone please call us at 724-863-4700 x 3.

We understand that many of you enjoyed the browsing experience and may not have a specific title in mind. That’s okay! We will work with you to find items from your favorite authors or favorite genres. Just call us at 724-863-4700.

We will call you when your materials are checked out and ready to be picked up.

For your safety, all returns are quarantined for 3 days before being checked in.

In addition, we have also organized paperback bundles of 8-12 books based on genres like mystery, thriller, romance, Amish, kids, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. These are also located outside the library and can be picked up from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday. These books do not need to be checked out and can be returned to our book drop at any time.

 

To Our Patrons and the Norwin Community

We hope you and everyone you know is remaining safe and healthy. The Norwin Public Library, along with all other libraries in Pennsylvania, remains closed under direction of the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Currently, we have been given no specific information regarding when we will be allowed to reopen. We hope it will be soon.

In the meantime, the staff is developing strategies and safety measures that we plan to implement designed to keep everyone safe while we wait for the end of this difficult time for all of us.

The Norwin Public Library will be accepting NO DONATIONS of any kind during this time.

Pennsylvania Libraries Closed Indefinitely

The Norwin Public Library, along with all other public libraries in the State of Pennsylvania, will be closed indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Please do not return any materials to us, or to any library during this time. No fines will be assessed for the duration of this closing, and all items will be automatically renewed to you.
On behalf of the Board of trustees and the staff of the Norwin library, we’re sorry for this interruption in service, but we hope that this action will in some way lessen the impact of the coronavirus on the Norwin and global community.
We look forward to seeing you again, and we hope that it will be soon.
Thank you for your support.

Discovering Your Family’s Stories

In researching their family trees, people collect their ancestors’ names, plus their dates of birth and death.

This genealogy program focuses on discovering the hidden stories of the lives lived between those dates.

Everyone had a social history, and nobody lived an “ordinary life”.  This  class demonstrates how to find the stories behind the data.

The program is free, but registration is required. Please stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 724-863-4700 x 3 to register.

Conversation with the First Ladies

A Conversation with the First Ladies is a biographical dramatization of the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman, who were thrust into the historical spotlight because they said “I Do” to the men standing next to them.

Hear these three dynamic ladies talk of their lives, loves, fears and husbands.

The program is free, but registration is requested.  To sign-up, please stop at the front desk or call 724-863-4700 x4.

 

Downton Abbey Trivia Night

You are cordially invited to a  Downton Abbey Trivia Night.  Teams  will consist of 4-5 people.  You can create your won team or we’ll place you in a team.  Light refreshments will be served.

The program is free, but registration is requested.  Stop by the front desk or call 724-863-4700 x3.

 

 

 

Using the U.S. Census to Climb Your Family Tree

The United States government has conducted a census of its citizens (and non-citizens) every 10 years since 1790, giving us a snapshot of American families taken at 10-year intervals over much of our nation’s history.

U.S. census records are easy to search for information concerning your family history.

UNFORTUNATELY, no two censuses were alike, and some contain much more useful information than others.

This program reviews examples from various U.S. censuses and demonstrates what family tree information you might expect to find in each.

Access to U.S. census records using Norwin Public Library’s free databases will be demonstrated.

This program will run from 1:00 – 3:00 PM including a question and answer period.

The Program is Free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Stop by the circulation desk or call 724-863-4700 x 3 to register!