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Norton Public Library Events Week of July 15th

Sports Headlines

MLB and MLBPA Announce First COVID-19 Test Results

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the first set of results for the COVID-19 testing conducted as...

Kansas Football Voluntary Workouts Suspended

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football voluntary workouts have been suspended at this time due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the program. Due...

Royals Announce July Schedule For “Royals Playback” Broadcasts

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Kansas City Royals announced their July schedule for “Royals Playback,” which will air Tuesdays (7 p.m.), Thursdays (7 p.m.),...

Royals Announce 60 Man Roster For Summer Camp

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 28, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced their 60-player club pool for Summer Camp. The following players will be part...

Kansas City Chiefs Statement on Training Camp Location

"When the NFL announced a new policy requiring all training camps to be held at team facilities, we looked at every avenue to return...

New for the Summer Reading Program!!!:

Once you’ve completed your reading log , you not only get a prize and your name in the drawing for a bicycle…..Now you will also get a FREE Personal Pan Pizza coupon from Pizza Hut EVERY TIME YOU TURN IN A READING LOG!


NPL News for the week of July 15th:

Sign up for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories”, is going on NOW until August 8th.  Complete your Summer Reading Sheet and earn prizes, as well as being entered in for a drawing for a new bicycle!   All ages are welcome to sign up!

Lego Club for Kids on Monday, July 15th, 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Come to the Library to see the Lego Creations on display.

“Mother Goose Moments,” an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the Library Tuesday, July 16th, 10:30 a.m.  Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.

This week’s 2019 Summer Reading Program“A Universe of Stories”, will be hosted by NPL Children’s Librarian,  “Rocketmen & Spacecowboys(Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, July 20th, 1969) at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18th.

Teen Night will be in the Community Room on Thursday, July 18th from 6:30– 8:00 p.m. Teens can enjoy a fun filled night with games, jokes, snacks and more.  Trivia on weekly books and a prize will be given to the teen with the most correct answers! (Reading the books is encouraged but not required to attend.) Theme: “ESCAPE ROOM – STRANGER THINGS”  This week’s book is: Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson. Come join us!!

New to the Library!:

The Norton Public Library is pleased to announce that our Adult Sensory Kits are available for check out!  These kits were designed for senior citizens and any adult struggling to challenge their sensory function and also help with brain stimulation.

Coming Soon:

Fort Hays Digital Planetarium is coming to the Norton Public Library Tuesday, August 6th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with shows lasting 15-30 minutes! Limited number of viewings! First come, first serve! (No reservations.) All ages welcome!

Kansas Headlines

A Topeka City Employee Indicted on Federal Child Porn Charges

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man who works for the city of Topeka was indicted today on federal child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen...

Kansas Sees Substantial Gains in Total Tax Collections Over Projections for June and Close of FY 2020

The State of Kansas saw a better-than-predicted close to Fiscal Year 2020. In June, the state’s total tax collections were up by $135.6 million...

K-State Veterinarian Shares Tips On Making the Fourth Safer For Pets

MANHATTAN — The Fourth of July may be a fun and noisy celebration for many people, but a Kansas State University veterinarian says that's not...

KBI investigates officer involved shooting in Woodson County

WOODSON COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating after an officer involved shooting occurred Thursday afternoon in Neosho Falls, Kan. The Woodson...

Governor Laura Kelly Signs Executive Order Mandating Masks in Public Spaces

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today issued Executive Order #20-52 requiring that most Kansans must wear a mask while in public spaces, and in...

Kansas News Service

How To Go Back To College In A Pandemic: Face Masks, Social Distancing And Shorter Semesters

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More Kansans Are Asking for Mail Ballots While Officials Work To Make Polling Places Pandemic-Safe

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Kansas State, KU Keep Tuition Flat; WSU To Increase 2 Percent

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service The Kansas Board of Regents approved tuition hikes for four state universities, while the University of Kansas and Kansas State...

Two Men Convicted Of Rape And Murder Of Kansas Children Set For First Federal Executions In 17 Years

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service Two men convicted of the rape and murder of Kansas children more than two decades ago are among...

Longer Days, Shorter Semesters: How COVID-19 Will Change Campus Life At Kansas And Missouri Colleges

By Elle Moxley - Kansas News Service Colleges and universities in Kansas and Missouri are rolling out plans for the fall semester, which will look...