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From the ED: NWPL has a new addition!

I want to say a huge thank you to Ken Woodhead who has created a unique and beautiful rocking horse bench for our children’s garden. Another huge thank you goes to the Woodstock Garden Club who generously provided a grant to make the bench possible. And another thank you is due Charlet Davenport who has graciously agreed to […]

From the ED: New England Library Leadership Symposium

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 ED: A lot going on at the library!

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 ED: One Month Anniversary

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 […]