Programs and Other Info for Ages 0-12
How to get books
If you know what books your child would like, you can put them on hold here: https://sails.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/norfolkpl/?
You will recieve an email confirming you’ve placed your hold. When you get a second email saying your hold is available, go ahead and schedule your pickup time slot here https://norfolkpl.org/events/
The time slots are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11-2
You can now also book a browsing appointment to come into the library! Register for a time slot here https://norfolkpl.org/events/ Appointments are 45 minutes long. Doors will be closed 15 minutes after the time slot has begun. You do not need to register children, but they need to stay with you at all times during the appointment. Masks and social distancing measures are required. Please check in with a staff member when you arrive.
If you don’t have any specific titles in mind but would like a book bundle put together for your child (up through high school), feel free to email Courtney at [email protected] with your library card number, child’s age or grade, and two or more titles they’ve recently enjoyed (and any other sorts of requests such as “a mystery book” or “a book with an animal as the main character”). These books can be added to an existing pickup appointment (please indicate date and time in email), or you will receive a phone call/email to set up a new appointment.
Take and Make
Register for a Take and Make Craft Kit on our event page or by clicking the dates below.
Pickup in Lobby during the 2nd week of the month — bags will be labeled by last name. Siblings registered with the same email/phone number, regardless of age group, will be bagged together.
We supply: Bubble wrap, red and yellow paint, tree branch printout
From home: Nothing!
We supply: Tie Dye (2 colors), Plain white cotton face mask, Rubber bands
From home: Water
(Library closed Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day)
We supply: Felt in various colors, googly eyes, stuffing, thread in various colors
From home: sewing needle or hot glue, other decorations as desired
We supply: Clothespins, Brown paint, Googly eyes, Coffee filter, red and yellow craft foam
From home: Markers, Glue, Water, scissors
We supply: Scratch-off bookmarks, ribbon, wooden stylus
From home: Nothing!
Register for a STEM Kit on our event page or by clicking the kit below.
Pickup in Lobby during the 4th week of the month — bags will be labeled by last name.
Siblings registered with the same email/phone number, regardless of age group, will be bagged together.
September 28 – October 3
Preschool: Cupcake Kaleidoscope
We supply: cupcake liner, sequence shapes, mirror paper, duct tape
From home: Nothing!
Kids: Marble Maze
We supply: cardboard base, straws, 2 marbles (use with caution if younger children are present)
From home: Hot glue or Tacky glue
Preschool: Halloween Sensory Bag
We supply: 1 sandwich baggie, baby oil, pumpkin shapes, glitter shapes, duct tape
From home: water, food coloring (optional)
This craft is VERY messy! Try doing this outside or cover your work space.
We supply: glue, liquid starch, plastic spiders
From home: nothing!
THIS WEEK IS EARLY TO ACCOMODATE FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY! KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE MONDAY 11/16 THROUGH TUESDAY 11/24
We supply: Wooden candy dowels, clothespins, instruction sheet
From home: sugar, water, a clear glass
December 28 – 31
We supply: Tongue depressors, rubber bands, plastic spoon, pom poms
From home: other forms of snowballs (mini marshmallows, cotton balls, etc for experimentation)
ATTENTION: Borax is used in this experiment. It is toxic if ingested. Please use caution if you choose to do this experiment.
We supply: Blue/white pipe cleaners, string, popsicle sticks, borax
From home: a clear glass, water
Questions? Please call Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to [email protected].