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From the Executive Director

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 […]

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 […]

From the Director

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 Director …

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 […]

Library Open Longer Hours

  The Library is pleased to open its doors for longer hours this summer. Come in on Tuesday evenings. We are now open from 10 am until 8pm! On Saturdays we are now open 10 am to 5pm.

Woodstock Welcomes a New Library Executive Director

Library staff, trustees, patrons, and the whole town is making sure the director of the library gets a warm “Woodstock style” welcome. Amanda Merk, the library’s new executive director, arrived on July 10, and she is already well on her way to meeting everyone in Woodstock! Trustees and staff got to know Amanda better at a […]

Spring Bling!!!

NWPL Children’s Library Closing for a Week How exciting! Thanks to an incredibly generous donor, we are able to refresh the Children’s Library with new paint and carpeting! The Children’s Room (ONLY) will be closed for one week from Monday, March 27 through Saturday, April 1 for this welcome update. Access to the Children’s collection […]

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 […]