Library

*Effective at 2:00PM 03/16/2020 the library building will be closed until further notice. See closure contact information and more details below* Norwalk Easter Public Library

1051 North Avenue
515 981 0217

Monday - Thursday 10 am - 8 pm; Friday 11 am - 6 pm;
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm

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Our mission is to create a welcoming environment that provides equal access to information, materials, and services.

Remote Services & Online Programs Available During Library Closure:


To Contact the Norwalk Easter Public Library During Closure:   Our building is closed until further notice, but Library staff are here for you!  Patrons can contact the library with questions or for information through the regular phone line (515) 981-0217 and press 1 to leave a message or mail us at library@norwalk.iowa.gov .  You can also message staff through Facebook. 
 
Our online resources are available 24/7 on our website at http://www.norwalk.iowa.gov/government/departments/library .  Email the staff to receive a temporary digital library cards are also available during this time period to be used with the free ebook and digital audiobooks online.  Click on the "Digital Databases" & "Free Digital Resources" links on the left-hand side of the page for some great tools for research, job hunting, resume help, car repair, foreign language learning, & book recommendations.  Or click on the Quick Links on the right-hand side for "Ebooks & E-Audiobooks" to download books & audiobooks for all ages. 

Free wifi is available 24/7 in the library's parking lot.  Please practice safe social distancing while you visit.  

Free Facebook Live programs offered each week: 

Mondays

From the Director’s Desk- 10:30 am-  Join our director Jean Bosch for updates, a story or short reading, and more from the library.

Tuesdays

Storytime at Home- 10:30 am- Stories, songs, and rhymes with Mallory our youth and teen services librarian.

Wednesdays

Book(ish) Discussion- 7:30 pm- Kayla, our Adult Services Librarian, talks about recommended reads and more.

Thursdays

Storytime at Home- 10:30 am- Stories, songs, and rhymes with Mallory our youth and teen services librarian.

Fridays

D.I.Y. Projects- 1:30 pm-  A craft, kitchen, or other do-it-yourself project demo from Kayla, our adult services librarian.

Free Library Programs on YouTube Channel 
The library also has a YouTube Channel - find us using the search "Norwalk Easter Public Library" on YouTube.  We currently have a fun how-to video about how to make no-cook play dough and we will be adding more do-it-yourself programs as well as some stories and other surprises. 

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A few words from Jean Bosch, the new library director at Norwalk Easter Public Library:

I am delighted to have been selected as the new director of Norwalk Easter Public Library!  I look forward to meeting community members and discovering what makes Norwalk a special community.

I have extensive experience working in libraries in Iowa, Colorado, and Texas, primarily in library management. Some of my most meaningful work has been in youth services, program planning, and renovation/expansion projects. My most recent position was director of Winterset Public Library.

I graduated from Chadron State College in my hometown of Chadron, Nebraska with a B.A. in Library Media and English: Mass Media. I earned my Master's degree in Library and Informational Science from the University of Missouri.

I enjoy reading, cross-stitching, and baseball (go Rockies!). Also high on my list are spending time outdoors, particularly gardening, sightseeing, and visiting museums and botanic gardens (especially those that have the artistic glass of Dale Chihuly on exhibit). I currently live in Winterset with my teen daughter and our two dogs and cat.

I am looking forward to strengthening community connections and meeting the citizens of Norwalk to find out what the library means to them. See you soon!

For questions or comments, please contact:
Jean Bosch, Library Director
(p) 515-981-0217
(e) jbosch@norwalk.iowa.gov


Upcoming Events
   Online: From the Director's Desk
   Apr 06 2020 at 10:30 AM
   Online: Storytime at Home
   Apr 07 2020 at 10:30 AM
   Online: Book(ish) Discussion
   Apr 08 2020 at 07:30 PM
   Online: Storytime at Home
   Apr 09 2020 at 10:30 AM
   Online: DIY Projects
   Apr 10 2020 at 01:30 PM
   Library Closed: Easter
   Apr 12 2020
   Online: From the Director's Desk
   Apr 13 2020 at 10:30 AM
   Online: Storytime at Home
   Apr 14 2020 at 10:30 AM
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