Programs for Grades K-6
*No programs December 22nd – December 29th*
Art Adventures (Registration required)
Fourth Monday of every month
**December’s meeting will be on Monday the 10th due to the Christmas holiday.
3:45 – 4:30, Grades K-4.
Register for December 10th here.
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.
Building Blocks Lego Club
NEW TIME! 2nd Tuesday of the month 4:00 – 4:30
No registration required.
Children age 5 and up with a caregiver.
Imagine, create, and build anything you can dream of with LEGO. We have all the pieces you could need! All children under age 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Tween Book Club
First Wednesday of the month, 4:00-5:00.
Grades 4 and 5
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 Wednesday of the Month, 5:15 – 6:15.
Join the newly revamped group just for grades 4-6! Brainstorm program ideas, give book recommendations, and much more! This is your library, help us make it what you want. Snacks will be provided.
Paws to Read (Registration required)
Second Thursday of every month, 4:30-5:30.
Grades 2-6, registration required.
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 one month prior to the event. You will be notified of your time slot via email.
NEW PROGRAM! Tales to Trails
4th Wednesday of the month, beginning in January
4:00 – 5:00, All ages.
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.
Half Day Hangouts
Grades K-6, 1:00 – 2:00.
Every half day, except for November 21st (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!
NaNoWriMo Wrap Up and Author Talk
Monday, December 3rd, 4-5pm
Come get your certificates and prizes for your hard work! Featuring Medfield High School student and author Tatum Samson and his book “Plugs”. Celebrate your November accomplishment with some words of wisdom and encouragement from a teen author. Non-writers are welcome to attend the author talk from 4 – 4:30pm.
Winter Craft and Bake Sale
Saturday, December 15th, 10:30 – 3:30
The Teen and Tween Advisory Boards are selling homemade holiday treats and decorations! All proceeds benefit the Advisory Boards.
Interactive Movie: Elf
Wednesday, December 19th, 4:00 – 6:00.
Grades 1 and up, no registration required.
You’ve seen ‘Elf’, but not like this! Grab a kit on your way in to the movie and eat candy canes, throw snowballs, and sing loud for all to hear!
Noon Years Eve
December 31st, 11:00 – 12:30pm
Babies through 2nd Grade with a caregiver, no registration required.
Celebrate the new year without messing with bedtimes. Enjoy games, activities, and food while we ring in the ‘Noon’ Year!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Saturday January 26th – Drop off (all day)
Sunday, January 27th – 1pm Pajama Story time and pick up
Your stuffed animals can sleep over at the library! Bring one stuffed animal in on Saturday and make a bed for them to sleep in. Come back Sunday at 1pm for a pajama story time and see what mischief your animals got up to during the night!
Drop-in Bird Feeders
Tuesday, February 19th, 1-3pm
Drop by and create a bird feeder from recycled materials for our feathered friends.
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].