Norwin Library Open For Browsing and Limited Computer Use

The Norwin Public Library is now open to the public… with a few temporary changes to adhere with safety guidelines set out by the CDC and the State of Pennsylvania.

Masks on! All patrons and staff will be required to wear a mask when inside the building. If you have a medical condition that precludes you or your family from wearing a mask, don’t worry. We offer curbside pickup and reader’s advisory services. Place holds on our website, or give us a call at 724-863-4700 x 3. We will take your requests and call you when you can pick up your items from our Curbside table outside the library.

As always, hand sanitizer will be available for you when you enter the building.

Patrons should maintain a six foot distance from staff and other patrons.

Chairs and couches have been removed from the Adult, young adult, and children’s area.

Magazines can now be checked out, however, newspapers will not be available due to the risk of contamination.

All items returned to the library will be quarantined for 72 hours upon return.

Computer use will be limited to one hour.

Use of the Local History Room will be by appointment only.

Please, no donations at this time.

Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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!