Welcome to the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library

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.


Above: Photos of activities in and around the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library over the past year.

Pub Night

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library, with the help of the Norwood Lions, will be hosting a Pub Night Fundraiser on Saturday April 30, 2016 at the Norwood Town Hall – a fish and chip dinner, followed by fun and games, with a silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at either branch of the library or at the Asphodel-Norwood Township Office.

Not sure what a “Pub Night” is? The following description should help:

Asphodel-Norwood Library Pub Night

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library.

Seeking Two Board Member Volunteers


Do you LOVE the Library?  If you are over the age of 18 and a resident of Asphodel-Norwood Township, you are encouraged to submit an application to become a Board Member!

Qualified candidates will:

  • Be open to continuous learning
  • Have a progressive attitude
  • Enjoy working with others and independently
  • Possess a desire to enhance the community
  • Provide input and guidance for library staff and board


Please note: this a volunteer position, therefore there is no remuneration for members.

April News

It’s April!

This month’s theme is My World.

Drop by either branch of the library this month for some crafts and activities about the world around us.

While you’re visiting, enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate from our Keurig machines for just $1.50.

Our Pub Night Fundraiser is on April 30th, and tickets are available at either branch of the Library for only $15.

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, Moms & Tots 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.  

April 2016 Events Calendar


Book Club Books

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library now has a new pool of books – The Book Club Pool Collection is a set of ten books of one title, designed for book clubs but available to everyone.

If you have, or would like to start, a book club then contact the library to see about borrowing multiple copies.

The next book in our Book Club Collection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It will be available for borrowing until Februray 25, 2016.

Visit LitLovers for a summary and discussion questions for your book club.

KidStuff 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 Moms & Tots drop-in program at our Westwood Branch on Thursday mornings.