Library Hours

Monday  & Wednesday 

9:30 am - 8:30 pm

 

Tuesday & Thursday

10:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

Friday & Saturday

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

 

Contact Information

46 West Main Street

Norwalk, Ohio 44857

Phone: 419-668-6063

Fax: 419-663-2190

Email: norwalk@oplin.org

 

Local Weather

Learning Express Library

Reserve a Librarian

 

The Norwalk Public Library is announcing a new program being offered. Reserve a Librarian.

This program is an hour long appointment to receive one-on-one instruction with a library staff person to help with e-books, e-mail, internet or anything that a patron might need assistance with.

To register for an appointment you can stop by one of the circulation desks, call us at 419-668-6063 or fill out an electronic form by clicking here. Once the form is filled out, you will be contacted as soon as possible and an appointment will be set.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Puzzle Exchange Program

Love to do jigsaw puzzles? Have puzzles that you have done and want new ones? Then the Norwalk Public Library's new Puzzle Exchange Program might be the answer for you! Also, if you have any puzzles that need a new home please feel free to donate them for our program.

How does the program work?

  1. A person brings in a puzzle & exchanges it for another puzzle.
  2. All pieces should be included.
  3. Puzzles can be any size 150 pcs to 1000 pcs

Friends of the Library

No more 'snailing' around with our news to you!

Yes, we'd like to start using email to send you the Friends' newsletter and other important information. Email is faster and cheaper. It also is "tree friendly." Would you please help by sending us your email address, if you have one? Email to:

norwalklibraryfriends@yahoo.com

Thanks!


Holiday Closing

 

  

The Library will be

  

  

CLOSED   on

Monday September 1st, 2014

in honor of  

 

Labor Day

  The Library will resume regular hours on

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

 

The AV and Bookdrops will be available for your convenience.

Book Sale

 

 

Held in the Meeting Room of the Norwalk Public Library

 

FOL Members' Preview:

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$5.00/bagful

 

Join the Friends of the the Library to shop the preview.

Applications available near the Main Desk or sign up that evening.

 

Open to the Public:

Friday, September 12th, 2014

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$5.00/bagful

 

 

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

$3.00/bagful

 

Paperbacks - $0.25

Hardbacks & DVDs - $0.50

Coffee Table Books - $3.00

 

Mystery - Fiction - Children's - Art - Romance - Western - Science Fiction - Sports - CDs & DVDs - Religion - History - Cookbooks

....and so much more!

Friends of NPL

 We are currently accepting lightly used donations until September 9th. No encyclopedias or National Geographic Magazines.

You may drop off your donations to the Norwalk Public Library

Teen Movie Matinee

Teen Movie

Grades 7th - 12th

Black cloud with a white cloud directly underneath. Description of the movie in the black cloud. The movie is about two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that the girl's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, The boy jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

PG-13 Movie

Saturday, Sept. 20th

2:00 p.m.

You have to be at least 13 years old to watch the movie.

Updates to Overdrive (eMedia)

 

There have been some new updates made to Overdrive, our eMedia provider. If you have any questions, please let us know by either calling us at 419-668-6063, E-mailing us at norwalk@norwalk.lib.oh.us or stop by and ask us in person.

 

Suspend a Hold

This feature will allow users to temporarily suspend a hold in the waiting list. The user’s position will continue to advance in the queue while their hold is suspended, but the hold will not be filled. After the suspension ends, the title will continue to advance until the hold becomes available. If a user advances to the first position in the waiting list while the hold is suspended, the system will skip ahead to fill the next available hold.
 
More information how to use this setting is available in this OverDrive Help article: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1626174
 
Hold Auto-Checkout
 
At the time a user places a hold, the option to ‘auto-checkout’ the title when it becomes available can be set. Users who elect this option will receive a notification when their title is available confirming that it has been checked out and can be found on their account bookshelf. Users who do not select this option will follow the current hold notification process.
 
Users who select this option but are unable to borrow the title at the time it becomes available (because they have already reached their maximum checkout limit, for example) will be sent the current hold notification email and will have the full hold pickup period to make their checkout.
 
More information how to use this setting is available in this OverDrive Help article: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1626175
 
Maturity Settings
 
 
Two options will be added to the Account Settings page that will allow users to customize their browsing and discovery experience based on content maturity level:
 
1. The ability to exclude certain content based on the maturity level (Juvenile, YA, General, Adult). This will allow adult users to exclude titles for younger readers and young readers to exclude adult-only titles from their experience.
 
 
2. The option to “mask” all adult cover images with a basic cover image. This option will be set to “No” by default. Libraries who would like to mask adult cover images for all users by default can request to do so.
 
More information how to use this setting is available in this OverDrive Help article: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1492447.
 
“Recommended for you” collection
 
After a user signs in, a collection of recommended titles will appear on the homepage. Recommended titles will be available for checkout and suggested based on titles the user currently has checked out or on hold. If a user does not have any checkouts or holds, this collection will not appear.
 
Boolean Searching
 
Based on partner feedback to improve search results, default search behavior will change from “OR” to “AND.” Following this change, the number of results returned for a search will likely be lower than with the current behavior, but this change will meaningfully improve the relevancy of the results.

Library Announcement

As we are preparing the Main Floor of the Norwalk Public Library for renovation, items are being relocated.

Please stop by the Main Circulation desk if you are having difficulty finding an item’s new location.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

E-media Collection

eMedia just for Kids

Reading level K-12

Some Young Adult titles will be located in the regular eMedia site.

 

 

 

 

eMedia for Adults and YA

Click here to go to our emedia site. Download music, video, e-book or audiobooks.

Click here to access our downloadable

E-books, Audio Books, Video, and Music.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Tues.

8/26

Board Meeting

4:30 pm

Mon.

9/1

CLOSED

Labor Day

Thurs.

9/11

Friends' Fall Book Sale

Members Preview

4 pm - 6 pm

Fri.

9/12

Friends' Fall Book Sale

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sat.

9/13

Friends' Fall Book Sale

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Tues.

9/16

After School Time

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wed.

9/17

Preschool Storytime

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Thurs.

9/18

Toddler Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sat.

9/20

Teen Movie Matinee

2 pm

Mon.

9/22

Block Busters

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tues.

9/23

After School Time

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Board Meeting

4:30 pm

Wed.

9/24

Preschool Storytime

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Thurs.

9/25

Toddler Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sat.

9/27

Family Movie Matinee

2 pm

Mon.

9/29

Tween Book Club

6:30 pm

Tues.

9/30

Arts in the Afternoon

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm