Buy the Bag Book Sale!

The Friends of the Norwin Public Library will be holding a “Buy the Bag” book sale from October 13th through the 16th during regular library hours. A Friends-Only preview will be October 12th.

You buy the bag and stuff it with as many books as will fit.

Masks are required and there may be time limits to browsing. Exact Covid protocols will be determined at the time of the sale.

No electronic scanning devices will be allowed.

Pushing the Limits Book Discussion

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September  7th @ 6:00pm.

We will be discussing The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

For more information, please contact Diana at


Author Jennifer Sopko “Idlewild: History and Memories from America’s Oldest Amusement Park

From its origins as a Mellon family gambit to boost traffic on the Ligonier Valley Rail Road, through the difficult and turbulent times of the Great Depression, to the family friendly amusement and water park that it has become, Idlewild Park has seen it all.

Listen to its story… and the story of Storybook Forest… from author Jennifer Sopko at the Norwin Public Library on Wednesday, July 28th at 6:30 PM.

Copies of her books, Idlewild: History and Memories from America’s Oldest Amusement Park will be available for purchase.

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


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!