Programs for Grades K-6

Regular Programs 2017-2018

NEW! Building Blocks Lego Club

Tuesdays

4:00-4:45

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.

Paws to Read (Registration required)

Second Thursday of every month

4:30-5:30

Grades 2-6

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 program date. You will be notified of your time slot by email.

Art Adventures (Registration required)

Fourth Monday of every month (Apr. 24, May 22)

3:45-4:45

Grades K-4

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.

NEW DAY! Try it Thursday (Registration required)

First Thursday of the month

3:30-4:30

Grades 4-6

The first Thursday of the month, join us to try new projects. Everything from art to science, we’ll experiment, explore, and create. Registration is required so we have enough supplies.

Special Programs

NEW! Haunted House Contest

Entries submitted October 2-16

Voting period October 18-25

Anyone age 3-18 may enter our NEW haunted house contest and win cool prizes! You may make your house out of anything that is NOT edible. Houses must fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of cardstock and may not be more than 12 inches high. Visit the reference desk to pick up an entry form and complete list of rules starting September 5.

Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Bake Sale

Tuesday, December 12, 4:00-6:00 (workshop only)

Saturday, December 16, 10:30-3:30 (workshop and bake sale)

All ages (under 8 accompanied by an adult). No registration required.

Come and make decorations in this creative workshop! Members of the Junior Library Council are selling ornament kits priced from 50 cents to $1.50 and are available to assist children with putting their ornaments together.

On Saturday, members of the Teen Library Council are selling homemade holiday goodies in the lobby! Make sure to get a sweet treat! All proceeds benefit the Junior and Teen Library Councils.

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

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

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