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.

Interim Library Assistant

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library is seeking an individual for a temporary part-time position.

Please see Interim Library Assistant for more information.

Summer Reading Program 2016

The TD Summer Reading Program is back again! This year’s theme is “Wild.”

Our launch party kicks off the summer at our Westwood Branch on Monday July 4 at 4pm. Just bring yourself and a white or light-coloured t-shirt. Check out Launch Event Poster for more information.

The program will run at Westwood on Wednesdays from July 6 to August 3 at 4pm, and at Norwood on Fridays from July 8 to August 5 at 10am.

The Grande Finale will be held August 11, 2016 at 11am at our Westwood Branch.

Check out the full schedule: TD summer reading 2016 brochure

AudioBook SYNC

Audiobook SYNC, the yearly summer reading program designed to help teens avoid the summer slide, is now live!

Each week from now until August 17, SYNC will give away two paired audio book titles that readers can download for free.

These titles are yours to keep and are perfect for teen readers and adults alike.

Big Library Read at OverDrive

OverDrive’s Big Library Read is here!

Starting today until July 7, users from over 20,000 libraries around the world will be participating in the Big Library Read, our global digital book club. Readers at participating libraries can borrow A Murder in Time without wait lists or holds and join our discussion board to share their thoughts.

Borrow the title, join the conversation and learn about the author’s writing process all thanks to the Big Library Read program. For the next two weeks you can be a part of the largest digital book club in the world!

July News

Get ready for July!!

This month’s theme is Wild Summer!

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off into high gear! Register now for a “Wild” experience!

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

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, 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.  

July 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.

There are two sets available. We keep one set at the Norwood Branch and one at the Westwood Branch.

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

The Norwood book in our Book Club Collection is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. It will be available for borrowing until July 30, 2016.

The Westwood book in our Book Club Collection is The Bear by Claire Cameron. It will be available for borrowing until August 30, 2016.

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

Check out The Bear for information and some discussion questions.

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.