About Norman Williams Public Library

Norman Williams Public Library is the cornerstone of the community, promoting lifelong learning and community collaboration.  We welcome patrons and visitors to our historic building, centrally located on the Village Green.  Our Reading Room with a warm hearth welcomes readers who appreciate quiet spaces to enjoy a broad selection of newspapers and magazines.  Let our helpful staff guide your selection from more than 55,000 sources of information. The library provides public computers, printing, fax and copying capabilities and secure WIFI connection.  Our Wireless Woodstock provides Internet connectivity beyond our walls to the Green and a throughout a portion of the Village. In addition, technology classes and trouble-shooting help are available on a one-to-one basis. About 400 programs a year are described on our website, including the traditional Wassail Weekend reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales. In the Children’s Room, a nice assortment of games and puzzles -- including a wooden train table, building bricks, and a dollhouse – delight children of all ages.  

Please come and visit!

* For a copy of our printable brochure, click here or pick up a copy at the Circulation desk. 





Our Mission

Learn something new at NWPL

Learn something new at NWPL

The Norman Williams Public Library enriches the intellectual and cultural life of the greater Woodstock community by providing access to literature, culture, current information, and technology; promoting the love of reading; fostering the free and open exchange of ideas; serving as a gathering place for people of all ages; and supporting lifelong learning for all.

Our Inspirational Dream

To be the valued community hotspot, enriched by amazing resources, enabling adventures in lifelong learning, championing knowledge and wisdom.

2015 Strategic Planning Initiative

2015 Strategic Planning Initiative

2015 Strategic Planning Initiative

The Norman Williams Public Library embarked on a strategic planning initiative in March 2015.  From this work, which is currently ongoing, the administration will develop a public statement to represent the course of action for the future of the library. Visit the 2015 Strategic Planning Initiative page for details.

Thank you!

March 30, 2015

On behalf of the library staff, Board of Trustees and Corporators of the NWPL, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation and admiration for the show of commitment and participation by so many members of our community. This past weekend we focused on a long range strategic plan for the library with more than 50 local active participants. Led by internationally respected facilitators, Cavas Gobhai and Marcia Polese, in collaboration with our local luminary, Bob Seelert, Chairman Emeritus of Saatchi & Saatchi, we gathered to chart a course for the future of the library. We have more planning to do, and more information will follow. We are all very excited about it.

Thank you again to our many participants. It would have not been possible without their commitment and guidance.

Jennifer Belton, Director, NWPL