Category Archives: A Message from the Director

From the ED: Colonialists vs. Red Coats on the Mezz

This week I am thrilled to announce that NWPL has been loaned a one-of-a-kind, large-scale Revolutionary War chess set! The colonialist side is represented by blue chess pieces with George and Martha Washington serving as our “King” and “Queen” pieces. The British side has “Red Coats.” Bill Yates, a former 5th grade teacher from South […]

From the ED: Announcing new Programs Librarian

Please join me in congratulating Danelle. She has received a promotion and will take on the newly created, full-time role of NWPL Adult Services/Programs Librarian. Danelle will continue to serve on the adult circulation desk several days per week and very soon she will also work several days each week on NWPL adult programs. Danelle […]

From the ED: NWPL has a new addition!

I want to say a huge thank you to Ken Woodhead who has created a unique and beautiful rocking horse bench for our children’s garden. Another huge thank you goes to the Woodstock Garden Club who generously provided a grant to make the bench possible. And another thank you is due Charlet Davenport who has graciously agreed to […]

From the ED: New England Library Leadership Symposium

If you haven’t seen me around Woodstock, or in the library this week, there’s a good reason for that. This week I write to you from the New England Library Leadership Symposium in North Andover, Massachusetts. I had the great honor to be one of three Vermont library directors selected to attend this symposium. I […]

From the ED: A lot going on at the library!

There has been a lot going on at the library! This summer has seen a continuation of the knitting group and the bridge group both of which meet weekly on the mezzanine – frequently being entertained by Sonny Saul’s piano playing. Qigong has continued on Saturday mornings as well. Interplay did their monthly jazz jam […]

From the ED: One Month Anniversary

In a few days I will celebrate my one month anniversary as the new executive director of the Norman Williams Public Library, your town library. In one short month I have met many wonderful people and been given a sincere and warm welcome to the community of Woodstock. Everywhere I go people reach out their […]

Norman Williams Public Library Thanks Woodstock and Bridgewater Voters

The Norman Williams Public Library Trustees, staff and volunteers thank the voters of Woodstock and Bridgewater for supporting the library’s recent request for funding. We are especially pleased that the Town of Bridgewater has once again allocated funds to support our library and that Bridgewater residents will receive library cards at no cost. We greatly […]