Programs for Grades K-6

Regular Programs

 

*No programs June 6th – June 15th*

 

Art Adventures (Registration required)

Fourth Monday of every month

3:45 – 4:30, Grades K-4. 

March 25th, April 22nd, May 27th 

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

Children age 5 and up with a caregiver. No registration required. 

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.

Grades 4-6.

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.

March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th

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 Tails

4th Wednesday of the month, beginning in January

4:00 – 5:00, All ages.

April 24th, May 22nd

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. 

 

 

Special Programs

 

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! 

 

 

Poetry Contest

April 1 – 20th, Grades 4-6.

Submit a poem to the Norfolk Public Library. Limit 1 entry per person. A panel of judges will choose the winners. Winners will read their poems at our Open Mic Night on April 24th from 6-7:30pm. 

 

Mindfulness for Children

NEW DATE! Thursday, June 6th, 3:30 – 4:30pm, ages 5-8 with a caregiver, registration required. Register here

The emphasis in this class is on engaging the children’s senses through activities. Sheryl from Baby Kneads comes prepared with a bag of sensory props and uses different objects to engage and help the children practice how to be more in the present moment. 

 

Coastal Mountain Railroad

Saturday, April 13th, 10 – 4pm and Sunday, April 14th, 12 – 4pm

Drop in and see this truly extraordinary display of an HO scale model railroad, complete with sound!

 

4-H Club Norfolk County Cottontail Club

Thursday, April 18th, 10:30 – 11:30am, all ages welcome.

The 4-H Norfolk County Cottontail Club invites you to meet our small furry friends! Members of the Wrentham-based club, aged 5-18, will have a variety of rabbit breeds on display and can teach you more about the care and lifestyle of these animals. There will be a rabbit obstacle course to test the speed and agility of some of the bunnies. Information will be available about owning backyard chickens.

Peep Diorama Contest

Entry drop off: April 22nd – May 3rd

Voting: May 6th – May 11th

Winner Announced: May 14th

Get creative with your Peeps! The contest is back, so gather your family and friends and create a master-peep!

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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