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.

New Link for TumbleBook Library

There is a new authentication for using the TumbleBook Library. When you click on the link from home, you should get a page that asks for your library card number. If you have cookies enabled, you will only have to do this once.

Book Club Books

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library now has a new pool of books – The Book Club 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 Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.

Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.
Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.

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

May News

It’s May!!

Not only is May known for Mother’s Day and Victoria Day,

it is the time to start planting gardens and get ready for summer!

Drop by either branch of the library this month for Under the Sea 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. Get some help from one of our staff on how to use your e-reader to download books from OverDrive.

Check the Township website and calendar for local news and events.

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. Check the events calendar for details.

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 out our activity schedule by clicking the link below.

May 2015 Events Calendar

May 2015 Newsletter

 

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 –

Preschool Storytime Brochure May 2015

Check out the Moms & Tots drop-in program at our Westwood Branch on Thursday mornings –

Moms & Tots Brochure May 2015