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!

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.

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!