The Norfolk Public Library will be reopening on Thursday January 20th with temporary hours. Thursday 11-7, Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-2, Monday 10-4, and Tuesday and Wednesday 11-7

Programs and Other Info for Ages 0-12

Weekly & Monthly Programs

 

Multiage Storytime

Multiage Storytime

Thursdays 10:30—11:00 AM

Community Room

Multiage Storytime is back! 

Join Miss Courtney in the community room for some spread-out, in-person storytime fun!

Geared towards ages 3 and up but all are welcome.

No registration, but attendance will be limited to 15 families. First come, first serve.

 

Music with Miss Jenn

1st Monday of the month 10:30—11:45 AM

Community Room

Come have fun with this great music and movement class with Miss Jenn! 

Registration required each month.

 

Young Readers Club

1st Thursday of the month, 5:30—6:15 PM

Kids grades 2 and 3 with a guardian are welcome to join Young Readers Club! We will read a book for each meeting and discuss the book, it’s place in our diverse world, as well as broader discussions about diversity in our community.

Books will be available to borrow at Norfolk Public Library and should be read before the meeting.

 

Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners

2nd Saturday of the month 1:00—3:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

Dungeons and dragons for those who have never played!

Grades 4-6 only

 

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

2nd Wednesday of the month 6:00—7:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

In grades 4-8? Love to play D&D and need a group? Come play virtually with the library!

You should be able to understand D&D well with minimal guidance. 

If you’re looking to learn how to play, check out the beginner’s group on the 2nd Saturday of the month!

Register once to commit to 4 months (4 sessions). 

 

Motion Picture Books

Motion Picture Books

***THIS SERIES IS POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING***

4th Tuesday of the month 11:30am – 1:30pm

Town Hill (weather permitting)

Did you know that some of your favorite movies were picture books first? Join us once a month for a reading of a picture book, followed by a screening of the movie it inspired!

Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs and picnic lunch. Movie snacks and themed activities will be provided.

3/22: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

4/26: Ferdinand

5/24: Boss Baby

This event will take place on Town Hill. In case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified of any changes or cancellation.

Special Programs

“Noon” Years Eve

Friday, December 31 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Take home kit / Virtual meeting

Celebrate the new year without messing with bedtimes. Register to reserve your “Noon” Years Eve Party Kit and to get Zoom meeting information for our celebration party!

Pick up your kits 12/27 – 12/30

Kit and virtual party geared towards families and kids 3 and up, but all are welcome.

*Kits include small pieces not appropriate for children under 3. Hershey’s Kisses are peanut and tree nut free*

(For older kids and teens grades 3-12, sign up for a New Years Eve Party-in-a-Bag Kit, found on 12/27 on the library calendar. Kit only, no virtual event)

 

Write Your Own Picture Book

Write Your Own Picture Book

Tuesday, February 22, 3:30—4:30 PM

Wednesday, April 20, 3:30—4:30 PM

Community Room

Ever wanted to write your own book? Come learn about different ways to tell a story, and try writing/drawing your own to keep (or show off at the library!). Open to grades K-6.

Take-Home Kits

 

Tween Takeout

1st Monday of the month ALL DAY

Lobby

Sign up using the form linked on our Events Calendar for the upcoming month. (So, in November, if you want a bundle for December, click the event under the first Monday of December).

Tween Takeout is for grades 4-6

Contains a personalized library book pick (must be returned), snack, craft, and a couple of goodies!

Bundles are available to pick up on the first Monday of every month in the lobby of the Library. 

You must have a SAILS Library card.

​You can check out one bundle per card.

You have one week to pick up your bundle.

Return the library book when you’re done, keep everything else!

 

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

1st Monday of the month ALL DAY

Lobby

Grades 4-12

Get an all-new cooking kit, complete with ALL the ingredients you need to make a fun and easy recipe!  Show off what you made by sending pictures to Courtney at [email protected], directly to Instagram @NorfolkPL or via Snapchat @NPLteen

(May need milk, eggs, or other perishable but common ingredients, see description below.)

Please note the ingredients provided and be aware of food allergies. If you have questions, feel free to contact Courtney at [email protected]

 

Interactive Movie Kit

Have an interactive movie experience at home! One registration per family, each bag will have enough supplies for 4 people. Need a copy of the dvd? Let us know when you register and we will make sure it is included in your bag.

February’s movie: Monsters, Inc.

April’s movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

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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