The Norman Williams Public Library depends on volunteers to contribute to the life and spirit of our library. Donating time and special skills enhances our community and resources.
For example, NWPL receives the generous donation of books from individuals in the community. These books are carefully curated by volunteers and displayed in the front lobby to give or to sell to the public. Sales from these donated books provide a significant portion of the Library's operating budget, promote reading and book ownership, and effectively recycle valuable resources.
Volunteers may also lead discussion groups, read to children, help re-shelve inventory, and much more. Please speak to a library staff member or administrator to discuss your interests.
The Norman Williams Public Library benefits from the generous donation of books from individuals in the community. These books are carefully curated by volunteers and displayed in the front lobby to give or to sell to the public. Sales from these donated books provide a significant portion of the Library's operating budget, promote reading and book ownership, and effectively recycle valuable resources. Inventory exceeds what is displayed at any one time and so the books offered are changed regularly. To volunteer, contact the Library Director
Wanting to offer the local community a new venue to exhibit local artwork, the Art Committee conceived of the Gallery on the Mezzanine several years ago. Meeting at least once a month, their tireless efforts include encouraging area artists, scheduling and publicizing the gallery shows, and even at times repairing the gallery walls and hanging the exhibits.
They are a devoted group who are dedicated to enhancing the cultural life of Woodstock.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the principal governing body of the Library.
According to the bylaws, the business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed and administered by the board of trustees elected from among the membership of the Corporation, with the exception of the member appointed by the Town of Woodstock as hereinafter provided. The board of trustees shall have the entire charge of the property, interests, business, personnel, policies, and transactions of the Corporation, with full power to manage and conduct the same, including the power to delegate duties to an appropriate person or persons. The board shall have the authority to employ and dismiss all employees of the Corporation.
As a private, nonprofit corporation, corporators are the actual owners of the corporation, and as such are responsible for the welfare of the Library and its patrons. Trustees must be corporators.
Corporators are nominated annually by the nominating committee of the Board of Trustees and are appointed by the Corporators. See a list of the current members.
According to the bylaws, the Corporation shall consist of not less than 15 corporate members (who in the past have been referred to as members and/or corporators) serving continuously. Any person may become a corporate member of the Corporation upon election at the Annual Meeting or at any duly warned meeting and shall serve continuously except as hereinafter provided. All members shall be eligible to serve as Trustees and Officers of the Corporation.
To express interest in joining the corporation, please contact a member of the Board of Trustees.