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NWPL Annual Meeting – Thursday, October 20

The Members of Norman Williams Board of Trustees hope that you will join us for our Annual Meeting. The Norman Williams Public Library holds an Annual Meeting of its Corporators of for the purpose of election of Corporators and Trustees of the library. At this meeting the Library Executive Director updates those in attendance on […]

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Mac Receives Volunteer Service Award from Woodstock Terrace

For the past eight years, James “Mac” McClelland has served the patrons of the Norman Williams Public library as a volunteer, helping in various capacities: repairing and repurposing books, staffing the circulation desk, and running the rare book sale during Bookstock each year. McClelland embodies a strong dedication to serving others–especially seniors–through his volunteer efforts, and […]

Road Trip Reading with Audio Books

ROAD TRIP?  Listen to audio books and the miles will melt away– you’ll reach your destination before you realize you’ve left! Listening WITH children: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm 11 year old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. […]

Volunteers Needed for Bookstock Book Sale!

Bookstock, our wonderful literary festival is nearly upon us, and with Bookstock comes the Bookstock Book Sale under the tent on the Green. Every year we raise thousands of dollars for the Norman Williams Public Library. Please consider joining us for book sorting, 9-4 beginning on Monday, July 18th and continuing until Friday, July 22nd […]

Reception honoring Sarah Mitchell

The Norman Williams Public Library is honored to be hosting a reception following Sarah Mitchell’s funeral at St. James Episcopal Church. The funeral is at 11:00 on Saturday, June 25; the reception will be in the library Mezzanine following the service.

Help Us Meet Our June 30 Challenge

The Norman Williams Public Library thanks you and all of our generous donors for another successful year of serving the Greater Woodstock Area. Our fiscal year ends on June 30, and your gift will really enable us to end the year on a positive note. Less than 40% of the library’s budget comes from the […]

Norman Williams Public Library Thanks Woodstock Voters

On behalf of the Norman Williams Public Library Trustees, staff and volunteers, thank you Woodstock voters for supporting the library’s request for funding. Our request from the taxpayers of Woodstock was for exactly the same level as we have requested in the past, and represents just under 40% of our operating budget. The Special Articles […]

Help Improve Area Transportation Options

Do you work or live in Barnard, Bridgewater, Pomfret, Reading, or Woodstock? Vital Communities is teaming up with Sustainable Woodstock to assess transportation needs in these communities. You have the chance win a $50 gift card to a locally owned business of your choice if you complete a 10-minute transportation survey. Click here to take […]