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.

Library Notices

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

September News

It’s September!! This year Canada celebrates 150 years!!

To continue this amazing year, this month’s theme is “Prince Edward Island”

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.

September 2017 Events Calendar

September 2017 newsletter


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.

Westwood Book Club

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

Join us on Wednesday October 18th for a lively discussion of Up and Down by Terry Fallis.

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.

Click Senior program flyer fall 2017 for more information.

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.

Crafts for Community Club


Do you love to knit or crochet? Are you interested in using your skills to make something for others? We would love to have you join us for our Crafts for Community Club at Norwood Public Library on the third Tuesday of the month. We are looking for people to make projects such as hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, lap blankets, etc. for people in our community who need them. If you know a cause that we could work toward, let us know.


If you don’t knit or crochet, you can still help out by donating supplies.


Our next meeting is Tuesday Octoberber 17th at 6:30pm.


Summer may be coming to a close, but there is still time to go geocaching. Find out more about this adventurous activity by visiting PKT Geocaching, and check out the two geocaches in our area:


Sucker Hunt at Welbeck


Richard Birdsall

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