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 […]

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 […]


Our New Cataloging System is Here!

Beginning on Monday, February 27, we will begin using our new cataloging system, Koha.  Please be patient with us as we are learning the new system along with our patrons.  The new system will allow for new patron email notifications, better search capabilities and patron-initiated holds on any item among the 15 area libraries that are members […]


Calling All Bridgewater Voters

Norman Williams Public Library is collaborating more widely with the Town of Bridgewater and is petitioning the town to include a funding request NWPL in the warning for this year’s Town Meeting. Please help us to get this item on the ballot by signing the library’s petition. It is vital that signatures be collected prior […]

Food for Fines

The Norman Williams Public Library will be accepting nonperishable food donations in lieu of overdue fines, during the month of December. Donations are accepted at the Library and will be given to the Woodstock Community Food Shelf. We ask that borrowers use their own sound judgment to make a food donation equivalent to the amount […]