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.

Big Library Read

The next Big Library Read from OverDrive will be held from March 17 – March 31, 2016! This year OverDrive is inviting readers to vote for the title! Here’s what OverDrive has to say:

“By going to the Big Library Read website, you can vote on the title that will be read by our “global eBook club” from March 17-31.
This time around we will be reading a biography and the winning title will be chosen entirely by our readers. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of selecting what book the world reads next by voting today!”

What is Big Library Read?

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. Over the past year, thousands of libraries, schools and millions of people around the world have embraced the program.
During the two-week program, the Big Library Read titles are available to borrow through participating libraries and schools. It’s free and there’s never a waiting list during the program. All you need is your library card to get started reading in this international eBook club.

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.

February News

It’s February!!

This month’s theme is All About Me: My Family.

Drop by either branch of the library this month for some family themed 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.

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:

February 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.