Welcome to the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library

There are always events going on at both branches. Below you will find the latest happenings plus books, videos and community events we would like to share with you. Notice that each post on this page has one or more categories associated with it. Click on these category links to see similar items. Don’t forget to use the menu across the top of this page to see specific information about your library. Have fun and contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help you.

Our Mission Statement

The Asphodel-Norwood Public Library supports and enriches the community by providing access to resources, programming, and opportunities for interactive lifelong learning and leisure.

Activities in and around the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library over the past year.

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January News

Happy New Year!!

The theme for 2018 is “For the Love of Literacy!” January’s theme kickstarts the year with “Literacy for the whole family”

Drop by either branch of the library this month for a variety of crafts and activities. While you’re visiting, enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate from our Keurig machines for just $1.50.

Come in to the Norwood Branch for Preschool Storytime on Friday mornings and activities on Tuesday nights.

Drop in to the Westwood Branch for crafts on Mondays and Wednesdays, Family drop-in on Thursdays and Saturday morning crafts.

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library always has great new books to books to check out – if we don’t have it, you can ask for it to be added to our suggestion list, or if it’s an older title, we may be able to borrow it from another library. Check out our Online Catalogue to search for books or check your account.

Check the Township website and calendar for local news and events and view our activity schedule by clicking the link below.

January 2018 Events Calendar

Senior’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library presents the Senior Lunch ‘n’ Learn Speaker Series. This series provides topics of interest to our seniors each month from September to March.

Pre-registration by phone, email, or in person is required by the 10th of each month.

Our next presentation is Monday January 15th when attorney Adam Baker with visit the Norwood Branch to discuss estate planning and wills.

ServiceOntario is the website to go to for all provincial government services here in Ontario. Get information on how to renew your driver’s license or health card, how to get a birth or marriage certificate, how to obtain or renew your Outdoors Card, or how to register your business. If you need help, ask a librarian.


Welcome to a new year, and new discoveries! Asphodel-Norwood Public Library has some new e-resources lined up for this year. New e-resources will be added to this list as they come available to us.

HeritageQuest Online – Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Mango Languages – Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

New Hours

Starting in January of 2018, the Norwood Branch of Asphodel-Norwood Public Library will be changing it’s Saturday hours.

As of Saturday January 6, 2018, the Norwood Branch will be open from 1pm until 3pm instead of 10am to noon.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Date Night Paint Nite

A special Paint Nite fundraiser is scheduled for Monday February 12, 2018 at the Norwood Town Hall. Bring a partner and create your masterpiece while having lots of fun!

Click Paint Nite 2018 for more information, including the link to get tickets!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Did you know that if you read just one book a day to your child, you will read 1,095 books in three years?

On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation, we invite you to participate in this free program.

Register at either branch, keep a log of the books you read, and receive rewards for reading to your child.

More information can be found in our 1000BB4K flyer, on our Children’s Services page, or contact the library if you have any questions.

KidsStuff at ANPL

Try out the new Kid’s Version on the ANPL Catalogue. There are themes to customize your look, big green buttons to let you know the item is in the library, and a bookbag to keep track of the books you want to read.

All the same information as the regular catalogue, but a lot more fun to use!

Try out the Kid’s  Catalogue today and let us know what you think.

There is a special reading room at OverDrive made especially for children and youth.

Try out the Kid’s Reading Room today.

And don’t forget to visit the library branches for games, crafts and story times.

Our Norwood Branch has Pre-school Story Time every Friday morning at 10am.

Check out the Family Drop-in program at our Westwood Branch on Thursday mornings.

Westwood Book Club

Our Westwood Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm.

Join us on Wednesday January 17th for a lively discussion of The Illegal by Lawrence Hill.

Where do you go to grow? Try your public library. A visit will get you thinking!