Normal Public Library

206 W College Ave
Normal IL  61761

Phone: (309) 452-1757

Normal Public Library

Normal Public Library has grown from 300 donated books to a diverse collection of nearly 200,000 materials. Traditional printed materials and the latest in computer and CD-ROM technology are available for public use. The library has changed as the community’s information needs have changed, but one thing is constant: the desire to provide the best possible service to our community.

We are here to serve you, the community! We have numerous events happening every month that are aimed for all ages.

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Categories: Government Building, Library

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

WWI Speaker Series: Ruth Cobb & Bill Davison

WWI Speaker Series: Ruth Cobb & Bill Davison
07:00 pm - 11/08/2018

At Normal Public Library

Bill Davison, Extension educator for local food systems and small farms with University of Illinois Extension in Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties, and author...

Poetry is Normal: Food & Victory Gardens

Poetry is Normal: Food & Victory Gardens
07:30 pm - 10/18/2018

At Normal Public Library

Join us on the third Thursday of every other month to read aloud original poems or poems by writers you admire. Each month will feature a theme and, for 2018, all...

Poetry is Normal: War & Peace

Poetry is Normal: War & Peace
07:30 pm - 08/16/2018

At Normal Public Library

Join us on the third Thursday of every other month to read aloud original poems or poems by writers you admire. Each month will feature a theme and, for 2018, all...

Poetry is Normal: Summer Solstice

Poetry is Normal: Summer Solstice
07:30 pm - 06/21/2018

At Normal Public Library

Join us on the third Thursday of every other month to read aloud original poems or poems by writers you admire. Each month will feature a theme and, for 2018, all...

Sunshine Bells

Sunshine Bells
02:00 pm - 05/14/2018

At Normal Public Library

The Sunshine Bells are a group of six ringers who take their joy of ringing into the Bloomington-Normal Community to share quality handbell performances. Sunshine...

Books on Tap

Books on Tap
04:00 pm - 05/06/2018

At Normal Public Library

Join us for a delicious, library-themed NPL Foundation fundraiser at DESTIHL Brewery. Enjoy four library-themed beer and food pairing stations, along with 20-minute...

An Evening of Time Travel & Mystery

An Evening of Time Travel & Mystery
05:00 pm - 04/28/2018

At Normal Public Library

Join us for An Evening of Time Travel & Mystery, featuring Margaret Peterson Haddix at ISU's Hancock Stadium Club. We need your help to repair time! Join the Normal...

Poetry is Normal: Poppies and Flowers

Poetry is Normal: Poppies and Flowers
07:30 pm - 04/19/2018

At Normal Public Library

Join us on the third Thursday of every other month to read aloud original poems or poems by writers you admire. Each month will feature a theme and, for 2018, all...

Music of World War I

Music of World War I
02:00 pm - 04/14/2018

At Normal Public Library

Dale Evans and Hannah Kerrigan will join us to perform songs from the World War I era. The music of the Great War reflected America's progress from strict neutrality...

WWI Speaker Series: Angela Bonnell & April Anderson

WWI Speaker Series: Angela Bonnell & April Anderson
07:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At Normal Public Library

Using the WWI service records collection created by Angeline Milner, first librarian of Illinois State (Normal) University, attendees will learn about Angeline’s...

WWI Speaker Series: Angela Bonnell & April Anderson

WWI Speaker Series: Angela Bonnell & April Anderson
07:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At Normal Public Library

Using the WWI service records collection created by Angeline Milner, first librarian of Illinois State (Normal) University, attendees will learn about Angeline’s...

We Are HERE--GTG's Now and Future

We Are HERE--GTG's Now and Future
06:30 pm - 04/11/2018

At Normal Public Library

GTG Owners and supporters: The ideas and energy flooding into the co-op this past week has been nothing short of amazing — the GTG community is clearly ready to...

Poetry is Normal Presents: Voices From the Front

Poetry is Normal Presents: Voices From the Front
07:30 pm - 03/22/2018

At Normal Public Library

Voices From the Front: Poetry and Painting from WWI- “The Poetry is in the pity,” wrote Wilfred Owen, one of Britain’s foremost poets. JoAnna Mink’s presentation...

An Inside Look: Floyd Collins

An Inside Look: Floyd Collins
07:00 pm - 03/19/2018

At Normal Public Library

Come enjoy a sneak peek of Heartland Theatre's upcoming show, Floyd Collins. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet production staff and discuss relevancy, history,...

Author Visit: Gene Luen Yang

Author Visit: Gene Luen Yang
07:00 pm - 03/07/2018

At Normal Public Library

Enjoy a visit, lecture, and book signing with graphic novelist and teacher Gene Luen Yang. Yang is best known for his works American Born Chinese and the two volume...

Speaker Series: Mark Wyman

Speaker Series: Mark Wyman
02:00 pm - 03/04/2018

At Normal Public Library

Local author Mark Wyman presents on Normal in the WWI Era. During this era, and especially in the years immediately following the war, Normal began to move significantly...

Flawed Forensics & Wrongful Convictions

Flawed Forensics & Wrongful Convictions
07:00 pm - 02/28/2018

At Normal Public Library

John Hanlon, Director, Illinois Innocence Project, University of Illinois, Springfield Lauren Kaeseberg, Legal Director, Chicago Office, Illinois Innocence Project DNA...

How Dungeons and Dragons Changed the World

How Dungeons and Dragons Changed the World
07:00 pm - 02/22/2018

At Normal Public Library

Jeff Rients, author of Broodmother Skyfortress, will discuss the origins of the Dungeons and Dragons hobby, its explosion into mainstream success in the 1980's,...

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