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: To deliver public library service to residents of all ages to meet community needs for leisure, lifelong learning, education and culture.
Get out your walking shoes!!
The Asphodel-Norwood Public Library challenges everyone to walk as much as they can this May. Drop by either branch to pick up a registration form. Track your walking activity and enter to win some great prizes.
Books, Books and more BOOKS!!!
That’s right – it’s time for the annual Spring Book Sale at Norwood Public Library!!
Support your library by coming to the Norwood Branch of Asphodel-Norwood Public Library on Saturday May 11, 2013 between 9am and noon to browse our selection of books for sale.
Sales are by donation, and proceeds go right back into the library!
Show your support for our library and get some amazing books for an awesome read!!
Attention Class of 2013!! We all know finances are very tight when considering college and university. The County of Peterborough has two bursaries available for qualifying applicants. You can pick up an application for either of these two bursaries at the Norwood Branch:
The 4-H Agricultural Scholarship Bursary assists students residing in the County of Peterborough with their post-secondary education in an agricultural-related field.
The Land of Shining Waters Bursary is also available to students in need in the County of Peterborough.
For more information, contact the County of Peterborough by telephone at 705 743-0380 ext. 301 or 1 800 710-9586, by fax at 705 876-1730, by email at email@example.com, or visit the County website at www.county.peterborough.on.ca.
Drop in to Norwood Library any Friday morning at 10am and find out what’s magical with Magical May Storytimes.
We will provide a story, a craft, and a snack to you just for coming. You can even bring an adult along with you for the ride.
Check out an e-book from OverDrive during the month of April and you could help the library win an ipad! The Southern Ontario Library Service is giving away free ipads to the libraries who circulate the most e-books during this month!
Have you checked out the online resources of TumbleBooks? Many preschoolers have enjoyed the TumbleBookLibrary, but did you also know there are other TumbleBook resources for older readers? Check out AudioBookCloud for online listening for all ages, TumbleBookCloud for middle and high school readers and TumbleBookCloud Junior for elementary readers.
Looking for something good to read on your e-reader, or listen to on your iphone? Check out OverDrive today. New content and more copies of popular books make this resource a great compliment to our wonderful collection in the library.
Want to learn how to use OverDrive? Or how to transfer your book to your device? Call the library at 705 639-2228 and ask your question, send us an email with your problem, or set up a time to come in for a tutorial. We are always happy to assist!
The magical mystical month of May is here!! Check out what’s happening at your local library.
May is a time of magic and getting ready for summer!
Visit the library to pick up a schedule or bookmark, or click May Events Calendar to see what’s happening at each branch.
Drop in for an evening of knitting on May 16th or crocheting on May 30th in Westwood.
Get active and have fun at the same time. Drop in at the Westwood Branch on Saturday May 11th and Learn to Walk with Nordic Poles!
Learn-to is a short lesson on something people either aren’t sure how to do, or may have forgotten how to do. We are looking for ideas for the future, so if you would like to learn something, let us know. And if you have a skill that you or someone you know could teach in an hour to an hour and a half, please contact us.
The next Learn-To event will be learning to Walk with Nordic Poles. Drop in at the Westwood Branch on Saturday May 11th at 10:00am to have some fun and get some exercise too!
This is a free activity!