2018 Summer Reading Information – Teens

How to Register

Registration opens June 1st! This year’s theme is Libraries Rock!. Please visit this link to register anytime between June 1st and August 18th. We will be using the event calendar for registration instead of Wandoo. Every registered teen (grades 7-12) will be automatically entered for raffle prizes that will be announced at the end of the Summer Reading Program, and each week you can come and pick a book from our summer book cart. 

School summer reading lists will be available by July 1 at the library. You may check our summer reading section to see if we have the book you need or place it on hold through the SAILS network. You may also check Overdrive or Hoopla to see if your book is a downloadable audio or ebook.

Summer Reading Prizes

You have to read for school anyway, so why not earn prizes while doing it? Earn raffle tickets all summer for the chance to win one of 4 awesome prizes! You must be registered in order to be eligible for raffle tickets. 

Earn tickets by logging every 3 hours of reading, attending a teen program, posting on our social media (please no crossposting!). Pick up a reading log at the reference desk to help you keep track.

The winner will be drawn August 18th.


  1. To the Fair! – 2 general admission tickets to the Big E and an assortment of candy for the road
  2. Adventure is Out There! – 2 free passes to Treetop Adventures and the materials for 2 paracord bracelets.
  3. Rock the Summer – $25 iTunes card and accessories for your phone
  4. School Shopping – $25 Target gift card and some swag to get you started!

Special Programming

Teen Photo Contest

Show off your photography skills! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit up to two photos on the theme of “Libraries Rock.” Use your imagination, take a lot of great pictures, and and enter our contest.

How to Submit Your Photo: Photos must me emailed as JPEG attachments to [email protected],org with your NAME, GRADE in the fall of 2018, an EMAIL ADDRESS, and a PHONE NUMBER. We love photography tricks, but please limit yourself to minimal editing. Photos will be printed 4×6. The prize for the contest is a $50 Steam gift card. Voting will be done by the public, with the library staff reserving the right to break any tied votes.

Submit your photo between: July 8th and August 4th

Voting: Monday, August 6th – Wednesday August 15th   

Winners will be announced: Thursday, August 16th 

Photos may be taken home starting Monday, August 27th

Movie Nights

July 18th and August 8th , 4:00-6:00pm, Community Room, all ages are welcome, no registration required.

7/18: Coco

8/17: Moana

Come cool off and relax after a day out in the sun. Free popcorn and water will be provided. Please bring a blanket to sit on. The movie will begin promptly at 4, but you may begin arriving at 3:45 to settle in. 

Kindness Rocks

Every Wednesday, July 11th – August 15th, 3-4pm, Storyhour/Craft Room

Based on the Kindness Rocks Project, we’ll spend each workshop creating kindness rocks to leave around Norfolk. Drop by and help us build a better, kinder community.

Read more about Kindness Rocks here: https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/

All ages welcome, no registration required.

Drop In Crafts

Thursday, July 12th, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Storyhour/Craft Room

Summer can’t start until you have at least one friendship bracelet or duct tape wallet. Drop by Norfolk Library between 4:30 and 6:30 to make your summer swag with duct tape, perler beads, friendship bracelets, and more! As supplies last.

Open to TEENS ages 13-18, no registration required. 


Music Bingo

Thursday, July 26th, 4:30 – 5:30pm. 

Think you know everything about music? Put your skills to the test with Music Bingo! Guess the song in 15 seconds and mark it on your bingo sheet. Three rounds, three winners!

Snacks provided. Registration appreciated but not required. Register here

Open to teens grades 6-12.

Rock the Tie Dye

Thursday, August 9th 4:30 – 6pm, Town Hill (Rain location: Storyhour/Craft room)

Get groovy with tie dye! Please bring one plain white cotton shirt (or socks, or bandana), all other supplies provided. Limit to one item per person, please!

NOTE: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Ages 13-18, registration required. Register here.

(Between the age of 8 and 12? Register for Session 1 here.)

College Essay Kickoff

Tuesday, August 14th, 6-7pm, Community Room

Incoming seniors in high school, get a jump start on your college application essay with high school teacher and writing coach, Doug Atkins.

Space is limited to 15, so register now! Please note: Rising seniors will get preference to attend over students in a lower grade. Register here. 

Teen Game Night

Thursday, August 16th, 5-7pm

Come in from the heat and play a new version of Candy Land! This version called, Run for Your Life Candyman, is for ages 14 – 18 years. Yours is an enchanted land made entirely of candy and confections, but underneath that sugar-frosted veneer lies the disturbing truth. The king has betrayed you all. The sweet, candy citizens throughout the land are being packaged and shipped from the castle to voracious children all over the world. But not you. You’re not going out like that. Time to get your candy buttons out of Dodge. So, it’s every gingerbread man for himself in a mad dash for the border. And if you have to snap a few ginger limbs to save yourself, well… that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

Ages 14 – 18, no registration required. 









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