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:

Westwood, Ontario – “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” – Saturday December 8th between 9 am and 3 pm

                                  – events happening at the Asphodel-Norwood Historical Society, Asphodel-Norwood Public Library, and St. Andrews church

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

Board Meeting – Thursday December 13th in Norwood at 5:30 pm.

S.T.E.A.Mpunks ASC – a new afterschool program for kids 7-12, Thursdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

Windows 10 Guide a a great guide for troubleshooting Windows 10.

December News

The theme for 2018 is “For the Love of Literacy!” The month of December is all about “Happy Holidays”

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

Come in to the Norwood Branch for: Tech Tuesdays, STEAMpunks ASC on Thursdays, Preschool Story Time Friday mornings and Storybook Cafe Saturday afternoons.

Drop in to the Westwood Branch for: Monday, Monday Outdoor Fun Day, Family Drop-in Thursday mornings, and Storybook Cafe Saturday mornings.

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.

December 2018 Events Calendar


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.

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.

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

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

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

ANPL Book Clubs

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

The next meeting is December 19th when we will discuss I am a truck by Michelle Winters. Pick up a copy at the Westwood Branch.

Our Norwood Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm.

The first meeting is December 18th when we will discuss The Birth House by Ami McKay. Pick up a copy at the Norwood Branch.

December Book Club



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.

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.

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.

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