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It’s BookTalk time

Our November programs are getting underway. Please go to our Programs page to see what books we will be reviewing in the fall as well as story times for our little patrons and book talks for everyone in-between. Also, check out our two new programs!!
Brian Leddy’s photography will be on exhibit for November
Brian Leddy, a Norwood resident since July 2000 will be exhibiting his photos at Norwood Public Library for the month of November. His photos capture every-day life in different parts of the world. His lens illustrates the beauty of family, religion, culture and childhood with great intimacy. Brian shows his love of photography and travel through his  trips to India, Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Afghanistan. 

Renovation Update!


The circulation desk for the downstairs is being installed, the elevator shaft is being surfaced and the elevator is almost ready to be installed. Our continued gratitude to Barbara Shaw and her posthumous donation has allowed us to do this renovation. 

How do YOU define a library? How do WE define OUR library?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition for library is: a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials (as books, manuscripts, recordings, or films) are kept for use but not for sale. What is our definition of a library? A community center where people of all ages, races and backgrounds come to open their minds and hearts. Whether they are looking for jobs, researching far off lands, learning a new language or coming to relax and meet new people, we welcome everyone.

What do we have to offer? 
Everything. Borrow from what we have within our walls or through the BCCLS Interlibrary Loan System. BCCLS puts the power of 75 linked libraries together so you can get your hands on just about anything. Let’s start at the beginning…with books. Hard cover, paperback and digital versions. Adult, Young Adult, Children’s books. Large print, foreign language, travel. Fiction, non-fiction, reference. Would you rather listen to the books? Great! We have books on CD and downloadable MP3 files to listen to on your own device. Want to watch a movie? Don’t pay for movies or TV shows and series when we have them at your disposal. Our collections are on DVD or Blu-Ray, from the latest titles to the classics, and everything in between. Ready to plug in and get your groove on? We have a large collection of Music CDs spanning all genres including classical, rock, kids music and jazz. Shall we continue? Magazines, we have dozens. Newspapers, we have all the local and larger regional papers to read. Do you need to surf the net or check your email? We have X computers waiting for you.

Check out our Programs!
We also offer plenty of programs. Adult booktalks, Young Adult booktalks, Children’s storytimes. Summer reading programs, pizza and party games nights, visiting authors. Check back frequently to see what is coming up next and please join us!