Vermont Reads!

Vermont Reads Books Now Available at NWPL! The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong Exactly one hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, was imprisoned and crushed by sea ice near Antarctica.  It nearly cost his crew their lives, but all twenty-eight of them would […]

Did you miss “Building Vermont’s Cooperative Economy”??

In case you missed it on the 5th, we’ve got full coverage of Don Kreis’ talk “Building Vermont’s Cooperative Economy” right here. Many thanks to our friends at WCTV8 for making this possible. Be on the lookout for more NWPL event coverage on their website.

Give the Gift of Reading to a Child this Christmas

The King’s Daughters, in partnership with The Norman Williams Public Library and Yankee Bookshop, are soliciting donations of new or very gently used books to be given as gifts to community children this holiday.  Books may be dropped off at the Children’s Circulation desk by December 14. Thank you for giving the gift of reading […]

Story Time at the Library

Long Line at the Library? Its Story Time Again If you haven’t heard the news already, Story Time at NWPL is not to be missed! If you are the caregiver for a baby, toddler or preschooler you should check out what’s happening in our Youth Area downstairs. We recently found this article in the New […]

Gifts Arrive Early at NWPL!

In the spirit of the holiday season, Norman Williams Public Library has a very special gift for book lovers in the greater Woodstock area.  Starting December 1st  — and continuing all month — residents of Barnard, Bridgewater, Pomfret, Killington and Reading (the WCSU School district) can obtain FREE, one-year memberships to this great Vermont library […]

It’s Story Time at NWPL!

Story time is one of the  most popular events at our library. It looks like others have caught on as well. Take a look at this recent article from the New York Times. New York Times article – Long Line at the Library? Did you know that we offer two story times each week? Mondays are […]

MOOCs at Norman Williams Public Library

By Wayne Hinson A MOOC refers to a massive open online course and is a huge educational experiment as well as an enormous opportunity for learning. Several universities provide distanced learning (often using new and effective teaching methods enabled by digital technology) and enable students worldwide to enroll in any of hundreds of classes. Many courses attract literally […]