• The NWPL Children's Room
  • The NWPL Children's Room
  • The NWPL Children's Room

Contact the Children's Librarian
for more information:
802-457-2295, ext. 102

Director of Youth Services-Melissa Strayton
Assistant Children's Librarian-Clare McFarland

Located on the lower level, the children’s room at the Norman Williams Public Library functions as a “library within a library.”   A wall of windows overlooks the children’s garden and the space features dedicated areas for babies, kids, and teens, as well as a separate room for Story Time, crafts and movies.  In addition to offering the best in youth literature, the children’s room has toys, puzzles, games, building bricks, a dollhouse and a wooden train set available for use.  It is a great place to meet up with friends and make some new ones!


Summer Reading Program

Each summer the library runs a six-week Summer Reading Program. Weekly activities tied to the annual summer reading theme are held at the library.  Children commit to read a certain amount each week and are rewarded at weekly check-ins when goals have been met. The 2015 Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, runs June 15 – July 24 and registration opens June 1.  Click on the link at the left for details.


Children's Library Cards

Children must be at least 5 years old to obtain a library card. A library card is free for Woodstock residents.  Non-resident children and students (including college students) may obtain a reduced-fee card for $15.00 per year. Please see the staff for details. (Note: Cards for students from Barnard, VT will be paid for by the town).


Group Visits

The library welcomes visits to the children's room from schools, day cares and nursery schools. Special story times may be arranged for these visits or, for older students. A library orientation and help finding project-related resources is also possible. Please contact the Director of Youth Services to schedule a visit.