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:

Author Visit: On Wednesday September 18, 2019 Asphodel-Norwood Public Library welcomes local author Vanessa Westermann as she chats about her debut novel An Excuse for Murder. Check out Author Talk and Book Club Re-Launch for more information. (Yes, we will also be re-launching our Westwood Book Club the same night)

Junior S.T.E.A.M.punks: register now as space is limited. This after-school program begins September 26 at 3:45 pm.

Library Board Meeting: Thursday September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm at our Norwood Branch.

The Inter-Library Loan system is back up and running in a slightly limited capacity! We can currently ask for books older than 2 years old from other libraries. We cannot at this time borrow movies. All Inter-library loans are being shipped by mail, so we cannot estimate when an item is going to arrive. There will no guarantees that we can get a book as not all libraries are participating in the exchange system.

Under the tab “Online Services,” we now have a Community Calendar. Please contact the library if you have a local event to add.

We have a new Online Catalogue to check out! You will need your library card number and a PIN (password is books).

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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

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.

September News

The theme for 2019 is “Play to Learn, Learn to Play” This month our activities revolve around “Science-y September.”

Drop by either branch of the library this month for a variety of crafts and activities.

Come in to the Norwood Branch for: Wordy Wednesdays, StoryTime Friday mornings and Science-y Saturday afternoon crafts.

Drop in to the Westwood Branch for: Outdoor Fun Day Mondays, Wordy Wednesdays,  Preschool Drop-in Thursday mornings, and Science-y 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.

August 2019 Events Calendar

ANPL Westwood Book Club

Due to changes in the Inter-Library Loan system, we will only be reinstating our Westwood Branch Book Club at this time. Our first title for Book Club is still unknown, but stay tuned for updates.

Please join us on Wednesday September 18 at 6:30 pm to meet and chat with local author Vanessa Westermann. 

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

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, 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.

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