Category Archives: Latest news

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 […]

Food for Fines

The Norman Williams Public Library will be accepting nonperishable food donations in lieu of overdue fines, during the month of December. Donations are accepted at the Library and will be given to the Woodstock Community Food Shelf. We ask that borrowers use their own sound judgment to make a food donation equivalent to the amount […]

Art Committee

In keeping with the Norman Williams Library’s goal to be the hub of the community, a handful of artists conceived of a community gallery where the public could exhibit their artwork without the constraints and pressures of a for-profit gallery. They repurposed the library Mezzanine space and made it into a lovely gallery. Now the […]

NWPL Annual Meeting – Thursday, October 20

The Members of Norman Williams Board of Trustees hope that you will join us for our Annual Meeting. The Norman Williams Public Library holds an Annual Meeting of its Corporators of for the purpose of election of Corporators and Trustees of the library. At this meeting the Library Executive Director updates those in attendance on […]

Mac Receives Volunteer Service Award from Woodstock Terrace

For the past eight years, James “Mac” McClelland has served the patrons of the Norman Williams Public library as a volunteer, helping in various capacities: repairing and repurposing books, staffing the circulation desk, and running the rare book sale during Bookstock each year. McClelland embodies a strong dedication to serving others–especially seniors–through his volunteer efforts, and […]