ith winter rapidly approaching, why not try a fun experiment of sorts with your kids this winter? Check out a book that has been turned into a movie, such as the classics of CHARLOTTE’S WEB or STUART LITTLE by E.B. White, or something more contemporary such as THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX or BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo, read a chapter or two together each night and then pop some popcorn and watch the movie! What was left out? What was true to the book? A movie based on THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick was recently released and THE LORAX by Dr. Seuss and THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins are in the works now. Grab a copy today, get reading and compare!
he Norwin Public Library is joining the Westmoreland Information Network (WIN). This advance will integrate our catalog with the rest of the libraries in
Westmoreland County, utilizing catalog software called POLARIS. With this change, Norwin library patrons will gain access to over 500,000 additional items from any library in the county with a few clicks of the mouse! The expanded catalog will allow Norwin library patrons to easily and quickly request
materials from participating WIN libraries and have them delivered to the Norwin Public Library for convenient pickup. It will also provide our users with easy access to thousands of additional Large Print Books, DVDs, Music CDs, and those older, out-of-print titles. In addition, Norwin patrons visiting other Westmoreland County libraries will also be able to browse and check out materials at that library using their Norwin Public Library card. And the best news of all: Norwin residents will automatically be jumped to first in line when they place a hold for a book owned by the Norwin Public Library! Be sure to keep your eye out for more changes coming soon. We’re excited; aren’t you?
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