Programs for Grades K-6

Grades 3-6 Clubs

Read It & Eat It Junior

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 4-5pm, registration is required. 

Grades 3-6

October 15: Halloween Treats

November 19: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

December 17: Holiday Baked Goods

Do you have a passion for cooking? Are you in grades 3-6? Then join us each month as we test our skills with new recipes and themes!

A new theme will be assigned each month and cookbooks and/or links to cooking blogs will be provided that fit those themes. After we have all had a chance to peruse and perhaps sample some of the recipes at home, we will meet in the library to share our thoughts and samplings prepared from the selected title(s). 

Bringing a prepared dish is not required, but it is encouraged.

*Always ask and have your parent or guardian present before using knives, the stove, or other dangerous cooking utensils*

If you have any food allergies, please contact Courtney at [email protected] so we can accommodate you!

 

Code Club

2nd Tuesday of the month (September – June), 4-5pm, registration is required.

Grades 3-6. 

October 8, November 12, December 10

Kids graded 3-6: Join us for this special monthly program, an hour-long fun and engaging introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming.

Computers will be provided, but please bring a pair of headphones or earbuds with you.

No experience needed. 

Space is limited, registration required. Please sign up only if you’re able to come to at least 4 sessions.

 

Tween Book Club

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm. Register at the link below.

Grades 4 and 5

October 22: Mr. Limoncello’s Library

November 26: Title TBD

No meeting in December.

Join us with a new book each month. We will discuss the book, eat snacks, and do an activity. Copies of the title for the month will be available at the Circulation Desk. 

 

Junior Advisory Board

First Tuesday of the Month, 4-5pm. Register at the link below. 

Grades 4-6.

October 1, November 5, December 3

Brainstorm program ideas, give book recommendations, and much more! This is your library, help us make it what you want. Snacks will be provided. 

Special Programs

 

Library Open House

Saturday, October 26th, 11-2pm.

Reptile Show from 11-12pm in the Community Room. 

Drop in and see what the library has to offer and meet the staff!

 

 

Half Day Hangouts

Grades K-6, 1:30 – 2:30pm.

Every half day (We will be going by the Norfolk schedule)

Need something to do on days school has a half day? Come by the library! Maybe it’s a craft, maybe it’s an experiment, maybe it’s something totally whacky! 

 

 

Monster STEM

Monday, October 28th, 1-2pm. Registration is required

Ages 3-8 with a caregiver.

Join Ms. Gina and Ms. Jen for our Monster STEM program. Learn about polymers and chemistry by making your own slime and experimenting with other hands-on science activities.

Challenge yourself with our monster math games and be a detective with our pumpkin observation station. Perfect for 3 to 8 year-olds and their parents, these science-based activities are all Halloween-themed.

 

Glow in the Dark Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 29th, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Open to all, no registration is required. 

Get your spooky on with crafts, face painting, and more…all glow in the dark!

 

Come Write In!

Mondays in November, 6-7pm (no meeting November 11th). All ages are welcome, no registration is required. 

You’ve decided to write a book! Great timing, it’s National Novel Writing Month!

Writing spaces will be available all month long, but join us every Monday (except November 11th) to get the week of word counting started off right! We’ll have word sprints, writing prompts, friendly competitions, and snacks to keep you going!

 

Dia de Los Muertos with KP DECA

Saturday, November 2nd, 1:30 – 3pm.

Open to all, no registration is required. 

Join KP DECA to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with crafts, activities, and games!

 

 

Meet the Author: Alex Lataille

Thursday, November 7th, 6-7pm. All ages are welcome, please register here. Registration opens October 1st. 

Please join us for the launch of Alex Lataille’s new book Spring’s Rainbow. You will get to meet this bright spirited, aspiring author who is only 7 years old. 

There will be a book reading and you will hear his inspirational story of how his dreams of writing books has become a reality.

 

Frozen Celebration

Wednesday, November 20th, 4:30 – 5:30pm.

Open to all, no registration is required. 

Celebrate the coming of Frozen 2 with crafts, games, and music! Costumes are encouraged!

 

Noon Years Eve

Tuesday, December 31st, 11-12:30pm.

Open to all, no registration is required. 

Celebrate the New Year without messing with bedtimes. Enjoy games, activities, and food while we ring in the ‘Noon’ Year!

 

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Saturday, January 4th, 1 – 3pm

Kids 8 years+. Register here

One UP Games is putting on a Super Smash Bros tournament for kids ages 8 and up! The tournament will begin promptly at 1pm. Any who have not arrived by 1pm will forfeit their slot. 

Repeating Programs

Art Adventures (Registration required)

Fourth Monday of every month

3:45 – 4:30, Grades K-4. 

October 28, November 25, No meeting in December.

Join us for Art Adventures, an interactive visual arts program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art.  Children will learn about the artist or style and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create! Sponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program.

 

Paws to Read (Registration required)

Second Thursday of every month, 4:30-5:30. 

Grades 2-6, registration required.

October 10, November 14, December 12

Children in grades 2-6 are invited to come and meet special therapy dogs once a month to practice their reading with a furry friend. Each child is given a specific 15-minute time slot for a “one on one” with their reading dog. Children must be able to read by themselves. This program is not for tutoring or becoming comfortable with dogs, rather, it is a chance for children to become more confident readers. Caregivers may remain in the building but are asked to remain outside the reading area. Sponsored by Therapy Dogs International. *Registration will open online two weeks prior to the event. You will be notified of your time slot via email.

 

Tales to Tails

4th Wednesday of the month

4:00 – 5:00, All ages.

October 23, No meeting in November or December. 

Anyone who can read independently is welcome to this additional session of reading to a dog! Just starting out, or an advanced reader, our pup Lucy would love to have you read to her. Register online for one 10 minute time slot. 

(If you’ve already signed up for Paws to Read, please let others have a chance to register first. Thank you!)

 

 

Book Worms

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30pm, registration is required. 

Grades K – 3 with a caregiver.

October 17: Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

November 7: Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman

November 21: The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

December 5: Leroy Nicker Saddles Up by Kate DiCammilo

December 19: Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krause Rosenthal 

Join Children’s Librarian Meghan on the first and third Thursdays of the month for this new book discussion group. Come explore fantastic books, create art, play games and more! 

Readers not quite ready for Tween Book Club are encouraged to register for Bookworms.

Youth programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library

Questions? Please call Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to [email protected].

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