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 […]

From the Director: Story Time

Today I had the wonderful experience of reading to the preschoolers from the Woodstock Christian Child Care center. The 3, 4 & 5 year-olds were bundled up against the cold when they arrived after their walk from the Congregational Church. As soon as the coats, hats, scarves, boots and mitts were off they flew around […]

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).

From the Exec. Dir.: Holiday Time at the Library

On behalf of all of us at the Norman Williams Public Library I would like to wish all of our library patrons of all faiths a joyous holiday season! This time of year when the days are so short, and the nights so long, the public library can offer a warm, bright, lively space. Stop […]

Thank you for making #GivingTuesday a resounding success

Tuesday was #GivingTuesday in Woodstock and all over the globe. The website describes the day as “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the […]

#GivingTuesday on Nov 28 – Matching Gifts for NWPL

In celebration of #GivingTuesday on November 28th Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering to support the Norman Williams Public Library and other nonprofits. On #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $50,000 of funds raised for NWPL on Facebook. Facebook is also waiving its […]

A Note of Thanksgiving From the Director

I hope I can adequately express to you how happy I felt during the welcome reception given for me by the Friends of the Norman Williams Public Library on Monday, November 13th. It was inspiring and uplifting to see the Reading Room filled with such bright energy and beautiful smiles on a dark, wintry afternoon. […]