2019 Summer Reading Information – Teens

How to Register

Registration opens June 1st! This year’s theme is Universe of Stories.  We received a grant this year to try using Beanstack registration. Please visit this link to register anytime between June 1st and August 17th. 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? For every book, graphic novel, or audiobook you check out of Norfolk Public Library between June 17th and August 17th, ask for 1 scratch ticket. You could be an instant winner of a small prize. Didn’t win? Don’t worry! Write your info on the back of the ticket and enter for the chance to win a large raffle prize that will be drawn at the end of the summer!

Special Programming


Night Sky by the Museum of Science

Thursday, July 25th, ages 5 and up (adults too!). Registration for a time slot is required, please limit your visit to one session. Registration opens 7/4.

Night Sky is a 30-minute immersive program using an indoor planetarium that teaches audiences how to find celestial objects in their own nighttime sky. Inside the planetarium, participants will observe a realistic model of the nighttime sky.

Four identical sessions will be available. Please limit your visit to one session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

2:00-2:30              2:45-3:15                 3:30-4:00                     4:15-4:45


Pizza and Painting

Wednesday, July 31st, 5:30-6:30pm. There is a limit of 10 attendees, first come first serve.

Relax and paint along with a video of the most calming painter ever. No judgments, just pizza, painting, and happy trees.


Stuffbrary Try It Day

Thursday, June 20th, 3-6pm, All ages welcome! No registration is required. 

Try out some of the fun outdoor Stuffbrary items like giant Jenga, giant Yahtzee, the portable projector, and more! This event will be on town hill. 

Rain date: Monday, June 24th 




Button It Up

Wednesday, June 26th. 4:30-5:30pm, Grades 7-12.

Make some summer swag with the library’s button maker. Design your own button or choose from the provided selection. Other crafts will be available!




Flying High Dogs

Saturday, July 20th, 11-12pm, Town Hill, open to all ages, no registration is required. 

Come have fun with Mike Piazza and his four flying Frisbee dogs!




Galaxy Shirts

Thursday, August 1st, 4:30-5:30, Grades 3-6.

Create the galaxy on a shirt! Bring a black cotton shirt and learn how to create this unique print.

Please bring a black cotton shirt with you. While supplies last.




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