About The Friends of NWPL

Our Mission

The mission of the Friends is to foster and encourage community support and participation that benefit the library in its role as a greater Woodstock area cultural, intellectual, and educational center. The Friends of the Norman Williams Public Library is an organization that devotes itself to the enrichment of the library in every way it can.

Support Our Library

The Friends is involved in special fundraising efforts that help the library offer an enhanced environment and experience that are not achievable within the confines of the operating budget. For instance, donations from the Friends have made possible the purchase and installation of:

  • New laptops
  • A new sound system (In The Media Room)
  • STEM resources
  • A musical keyboard
  • Children’s Library decorating
  • Gardens and landscaping

Most of our funding comes from annual dues, contributions, our Love Your Library Open House for Valentine’s Day, our annual Spring Concert, our major fundraiser, Puppies & Pooches on Parade, in late summer, and our Wassail Party for members.

Fun Events!

We host Meet the Author receptions and lectures, tours to cultural literary sites. art lessons and weekly bridge games at the library. We would love to sponsor a Current Events forum, a Gourmet Club, a movie club, and a Mystery Lovers’ book group.


We welcome new members and are eager for new ideas, suggestions, concepts. We have an Annual Meeting in May and a semi-annual meeting in November.

An easy way to pay for your membership and support the Friends of the NWPL.