Norwood Branch 705-639-2228 / Westwood Branch 705-768-2548

Welcome to the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library

There are always events going on at both branches of the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library. 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.

Library Notices

Check here to find out what’s new and upcoming at your library.

Important News:

August 2020 Covid-19 Update:

Both branches of Asphodel-Norwood Public Library (Norwood and Westwood) continue to be closed to the public. If you need help, you can contact a librarian by email or telephone and we will do our best to assist you.

We are currently offering curbside pickup of library materials at both of our branches.

Norwood Library_Curbside Pickup

Westwood Curbside Pickup

Curbside How-Tos and FAQs

Summer Reading Club 2020 is almost finished. Our Grande Finale is Friday August 14 with Tim The Puppet Tamer. Contact Kris for information on how to attend. Keep up-to-date with our Facebook Group ANPLKids and our website page ANPL Summer Reading Club.

Library Board – Special Purpose Meeting on Wednesday August 12 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Contact Kris at for more information on how to attend.

Our Online Catalogue makes it easy to keep track of your account! You will need your library card number and a PIN (password is books).

TumbleBooks E-Resources

TumbleBooks Library has graciously allowed libraries free access to their databases until the end of August. Check out some of these great resources while you can.

TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s ebook database

TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database

TeenBookCloud – Grade 7-12 ebook database

AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database

RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd

Other e-resources:

World Trade Press is offering several AtoZ resources until July 31, 2020:

AtoZ World Food – learn about national cuisines and get authentic recipes from around the world.

AtoZ Food America – regional, state, and enthic food recipes from the United States of America.

AtoZ Maps Online – all your geography needs in one spot.

AtoZ World Business – an easy-to-use database about conducting business around the world.

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.

ANPL Westwood Book Club

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

Our regularly scheduled meeting has been cancelled. Please visit us again to check for updates.

Please join us  when we are able to re-open.

In the meantime, please join us on our online book club on Facebook: ANPL Mom-brarians Book Club. For the month of August we are reading The Darwin Affair by Tom Mason. Download a digital or audio copy from OverDrive, and use #biglibraryread when you talk about the book in social media for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!


KidsStuff at ANPL

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 and crafts during any open hours.

After-school activities every Thursday from 3:45 – 4:45 pm at our Norwood Branch.

Cool activities happen every Monday evening at our Westwood Branch.

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.


Welcome to a new year, and new discoveries! Asphodel-Norwood Public Library has some new e-resources lined up for this year to compliment e-resources we already have.

Ancestry Library Edition (In-library use only) – Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story.

Global Road Warrior – the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide.

AtoZ World Travel –  a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more.

LingoLITE – uses images, text, and native speaker video to help you learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages.

World Book OnlineThe World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.

OverDrive – An online collection of audio and e-books that can be downloaded to your device for FREE

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