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

OverDrive is having another Big Library Read from March 17 to April 1, 2015.

During this time you can download Shakespeare saved my life by Laura Bates with no holding periods.

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 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. This historical novel is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail.

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

March News

It’s March!!

March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day and Spring!!

The month of March also includes turning the clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time (March 8).

Drop by either branch of the library during March Break to keep the kids busy with books, computers, and daily activities. Don’t forget to come to the Town Hall for a special presentation by Tim “The Puppet Tamer” Holland on Thursday March 19th. The show starts at 11:45am.

Drop by either branch of the library this month for building 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 newsletter, activity schedule or computer tutorial schedules by clicking any of the links below.

March 2015 Events Calendar

Hayley – March 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 – Preschool Brochure March 2015

Check out the new Moms & Tots drop-in program at our Westwood Branch on Thursday mornings – Moms & Tots Brochure March 2015