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.

Ontario Public Library Week

Ontario Public Library Week is October 19-25, 2014.

This year’s theme is “Libraries Inspire.”

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library would like to inspire your interest in the library by offering Fine Forgiveness. Simply come into the library and take out a book or movie and we will clear your account of any previous fines!! Don’t let those overdue fines scare you from using the library – we want our community to feel welcome and wanted!!

OverDrive Big Library Read

From October 13 to October 28, 2014, you can download and read or listen to Anatomy of a misfit by Andrea Portes with no holds or waiting periods.

OverDrive's Big Library Read

OverDrive’s Big Library Read

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 first book in our Book Club Collection is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. This amazing book is highly praised by several book reviews, newspapers, and Oprah.

Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last ten years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is thirty-nine years old, a mother of three children, and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves

October News

It’s October!!

It’s the month of Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, and the Norwood Fall Fair!!

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, Preschool drop-in on Thursdays and Saturday morning crafts. Check the events calendar for details.

October 19th to 25th is Ontario Public Library Week. Asphodel-Norwood Public Library offers Fine Forgiveness during this week so bring back those overdues and forget about owing money. (You need to come in person to get your account cleared of fines.)

OverDrive starts it’s Big Library Read on October 18th. Until October 28th, you can read or listen to the book Anatomy of a misfit by Andrea Portes with no wait list!

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.

October 2014 Newsletter

October Event Calendar 2014

October 2014 Computer Tutorials



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.