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Norwood 101 Welcomed New Residents

The 6th Annual Norwood 101 New Resident Open House was held on Monday, April 8. Representatives from Norwood’s town departments and many local community organizations participated in the event. Local businesses provided promotional materials for the welcome bags generously donated by sponsor, OneLocal Bank.
Other local businesses that donated gift certificates for raffles included D&G Deli, Goldfish Swim School, Norwood Historical Society, and the Norwood Theatre.
The Morrill Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees and very supportive Friends of the Library provided support during the evening. Special thanks to Library Trustees Marguerite Cummings and Donna Montgomery for welcoming attendees and to Friends’ Chair Catherine Swanson and long-standing Friends volunteer Helen Wyche for staffing the Friends’ table.
The library received enthusiastic support from the Norwood Council on Aging, the Norwood Fire and Police Departments, the Health Department, Impact Norwood, the Norwood Department of Public Works, Norwood Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE), the Norwood Recreation Department, Norwood Light/Broadband, Norwood’s Disability Commission, Selectmen Amanda Grow, Bob Donnelly, and Bill Plasko, Town Manager Tony Mazzucco, and Assistant Town Manager Michael Rosen.
Representatives from several local community organizations staffed tables as well including the Friends of Norwood Center, the League of Women Voters, the Norwood Food Pantry, the Norwood Historical Society, the Norwood Trails Committee, Old Parish Preservation Volunteers, Norwood Rotary, Progress Norwood, the Women’s Community Committee, and the Norwood Farmers Market. Everyone was enthusiastic and engaged in welcoming conversations.  
Norwood Community Media (NCM) representatives Brian Boudreau and Ron Marshalsea recorded video and audio from the event for future broadcast.
Library staff from all departments were present to provide information about library programming, library cards, passports, and notary appointments. The Climate Ribbon project and the new Seed Library were premiered Monday evening as well.
 Assistant Director Lydia Sampson exhibited a variety of items in the Library of Things Collection and enjoyed greeting everyone, sharing “This is a great annual event, and we are so grateful for everyone who helps make it happen, especially Patty Bailey. Just as Norwood Day highlights what a wonderful community this is every fall, we can count on the community to always shine for Norwood 101!”