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.

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 second book in our Book Club Collection is One Summer by Bill Bryson. This narrative non-fiction book about 1927 America is highly praised by several book reviews, newspapers, and Goodreads.

December News

It’s December!!

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Drop by either branch of the library this month and pick a wrapped book to check out from under the tree. While you’re there, help us support the Lion’s Toy Drive by donated a new unwrapped toy to our donation box.

Norwood Branch will be closed on December 25, December 26, and December 27, 2014,  as well as January 1, 2015.

Westwood Branch will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 27 and December 31, 2014, as well as January 1, 2015.

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

Come in to the Norwood Branch for Preschool Storytime on Fridays 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 newsletter, activity schedule or computer tutorial schedules by clicking any of the links below.

December 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Events Calendar

Hayley’s December Calendar

Megan’s December Calendar


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 new Moms & Tots drop-in program at our Westwood Branch – Moms & Tots Brochure November 2014