Holiday Crafting


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Teens and adults will enjoy a holiday crafting afternoon.
Drop by between 11:00 am-3:00 pm
make a special holiday craft or two! 
All supplies and refreshments will be provided! 
Just drop in! 
No registration needed.



Book Sale!








The Friends of the Norton Branch Library are having their Fall Book Sale Saturday October 17, 10 am – 2 pm.

Along with lots of great children, teen, and adult books, there will also be DVD’s, CD’s and other material available for purchase.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the Norton Branch Library collections and services.

The Norton Staff would like to take this opportunity to say a special thanks to all our great volunteers who work long and hard to support the Library.


Sale Prices

All Hardcover Books- $0.50

All Paperback Books- $0.25


Music CD’s-$0.50

Audio Books on CD (per CD)-$0.25

**Special Items Priced as Marked**


Friday, October 16 @ 4:30-5:45pm Friends of Norton Branch Library Preview Sale for all Friends members.

Saturday, October 17 @ 10am-2pm Friends of Norton Branch Library Book Sale




Volunteer Today!



In 2016 the AARP Foundation will again provide free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through its Tax-Aide program. In its 47th year, the program is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.


Summit County has 14 sites, many of which are libraries.  Each site provides free tax preparation and free e-filing for federal and state returns, as well as assistance with local taxes.


The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program thrives due to the remarkable efforts of its volunteer base. No experience is necessary. Tax volunteers complete a tax preparation training workshop prior to working with taxpayers and our knowledgeable returning volunteers are always available for support.


To apply to become a Tax-Aide volunteer go to

  1. Review volunteer program and position descriptions
  2. Click on the text in Box 2 to open application form and follow the steps on next page.


For more information, visit or call 1-888-OURAARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.


Thank You!


We’d like to thank our community friends for their donations to our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program:

Acme Fresh Market

Akron Art Museum

Akron Zoo

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Downtown Akron Partnership/First Night

First Book of Greater Akron

Tuesday Musical

Weathervane Playhouse




Norton Library Kindergarten Club


The Best Part Is… You get to KEEP the BOOKS!

You are invited to join the Norton Branch Library’s Kindergarten Club!

This is a very special club just for Kindergarteners and their parents.

Each month we will meet at the Norton Branch Library.

Together we will read and talk about books, do fun activities and have a great snack.

Kindergarten Club will meet on the following Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16,

January 20, February 17, March 16, April 20.

Please call the Library to register.

Books and supplies for the Kindergarten Club generously donated by the Blakney Foundation.

Your Summer Reading Headquarters


reading headquarters

 Summer break is almost here and carefree days of sunshine and fun await all of our Norton families.  “No more pencils, no more books…,” well almost.  As many of you know all 5th-12th grade 2015-2016 Norton City School students have been assigned required reading over the summer.  But don’t worry, Norton Branch Library is here to help!  Not only do we have multiple copies of all the selected titles, but copies of the assignments as well.

Enjoy your break from school, but don’t forget to visit us often for awesome programs and other reading activities!  Our Mind, Body, & Sole summer reading program runs June 8 – August 8.





Spring Cleaning


Are you ready to tackle the cobwebs and clutter that have been accumulating all winter?

These books can help you get your home sparkling and organized in no time!





Real Simple Cleaning By Kathleen Squires.

Presents a room-by-room guide to cleaning a house, with tips on how to handle problem areas, use more efficient cleaning techniques, and a cleaning calendar to minimize time and effort.






How the Queen Cleans Everything! By Linda Cobb

All of the Queen’s miraculous tips and surprising shortcuts on how to solve hundreds of cleaning challenges — inside and out. Let the Queen show you how to turn your home into a sparkling palace in no time at all.






The One-Minute Cleaner By Donna Smallin.

Clean smarter, not harder!  The perfect handbook for busy people who might never find the time for a top-to-bottom household scrub but do want to keep their homes clean and clutter-free.







Organize Your Home By Better Homes and Gardens.

Packed with solutions for every room that any homeowner can put to use right away.








House Works By Cynthia Townley Ewer.

America’s leading housekeeping expert shows you how to de-clutter, organize, and clean your home, with easy-to-remember tips for every job, from keeping your bathroom clean and doing the laundry to sorting out paperwork and organizing the family photo album.





 Declutter Anything.  By Ed Morrow, Sheree Bykofsky, and Rita Rosenkranz.

Discover new ways to clean your home and simplify your life in this handy and creative guidebook. Does your house bulge with clutter? Are your possessions weighing you down? Is your home an unorganized mess? Turn it around; ban sagging shelves, bulging cupboards, and bursting closets with this fun and effective guide.





New Teen Books








Through the Eyes of an Artist


“Happiness…it lies in the joy of achievement, and in the thrill of creative effort.  But I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

You won’t want to miss the anticipated return of Felicia Stadelman to the Norton Branch Library. She will present four artists from her remarkable Through the Eyes of the Artist series.  With music and photographs, we will journey into the lives and times of our most beloved artists.  Please call the library to register for the series or individual artists.  Light refreshments will be served.


Please join us on the following Mondays at 6:30pm.

April 6~~Vincent Van Gogh – Dispelling rumors and tales surrounding his life with the true story of passion and obsession. Through his words we begin to understand, “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.”


April 13~~Pierre Auguste Renoir – The story behind the man, not the icon, who refused to think of himself as an impressionist artist. He believed that “a work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself, and carry you away.”


April 20~~Auguste Rodin – Who really did most of his important sculptures? This is the tragic love story, between the 19th-century French sculptor and his talented student, Camille Claudel, that is carved in stone. Experience why passion, torment and triangular love affairs are all factors of remarkable artwork.


April 27~~Edgar Degas – The reluctant artist who had difficulty parting with his work. As an unrelenting perfectionist, he believed that, “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” Degas wanted to be “famous but unknown.”





New This Month