Category Archives: Latest news

Happy New Year from NWPL!

During this past week of holidays and severe storms, the library ended up being closed for the better part of a week. This seems to be a good time to review how we communicate such information to the public. Holidays throughout the year are listed on our website here. For easy access, there is now […]

Dave Sullivan’s Last Day Working at NWPL

Thursday was Dave Sullivan’s last day and, with great appreciation, we thank him for all he has done here at Norman Williams Public Library. Dave, we wish you all the best in your new home. You will be missed — but we will celebrate in January. All are welcome–Saturday, January 13!  

Library Closed on Friday, December 22 Due to Storm

Due to the expected storm, the Norman Williams Public Library will be closed all day on Friday, December 22. We expect to open again on Saturday, December 23. Please keep an eye on the forecast if you have to drive. We hope all of you stay safe out there and we look forward to seeing […]

Snowflake Watch: Tues. Dec. 12

Information about library program cancellations or closures will be posted here on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the morning. Cancellations: A vigil marking the fifth anniversary of the Newton / Sandy Hook tragedy and the Las Vegas concert shootings has been cancelled due to weather. (Info provided by Paul Regan).

Library Open During Stone Work via Ramp

The library front steps are being restored to their 1883 splendor. We will be open during the construction and will have access to the front door via the ramp on the west side of the building. We expect the work to take a couple weeks or so, to be finished before Thanksgiving. If you have any […]

Northern Stage is Sharing Scores and Tickets with NWPL

Our friends at Northern Stage in White River Junction have donated a copy of each script (and one musical soundtrack) from their current 20th anniversary season of shows to the Norman Williams Public Library. These scripts and CD have been added to the NWPL collection and are available for circulation.  These include scripts for A Doll’s House […]

Dave Sullivan crossword in The Chronicle of Higher Education

NWPL’s own Dave Sullivan is a man of many talents. One of his passions is creating crossword puzzles. These occasionally show up in national newspapers, such as The New York Times. This week Dave’s work is puzzling readers of The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you’d like to have a go at the puzzle, let […]

Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

The English author Kazuo Ishiguro has been named winner of the 2017 Nobel prize in literature, praised by the Swedish Academy for his “novels of great emotional force”, which it said had “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. , , , full story in The Guardian.

Bench Explodes with Color!

Woodstock Elementary School students, under the direction of Charlet Davenport and WES art teacher Brooke Piana painted the new rocking horse bench, built by Ken Woodhead. Thank you ALL for joining in this community project, and thank you to the Woodstock Garden Club for this lovely donation to the NWPL Children’s Garden. This inventive bench […]

Summer in the Children’s Room

It has been a very busy summer at the library in general, and in the Children’s Room in particular. The annual Summer Reading challenge began mid-June and continued through the end of July. During this six-week period, 101 children, aged 5 to 14, signed up for the program, which entailed meeting a daily reading goal […]