Programs and Other Info for Ages 0-12
How to get books
The library is OPEN for browsing. You can still make a holds pickup appointment for lobby pickup. All kits and virtual programs will continue as scheduled.
For lobby pickup:
If you know what books your child would like, you can put them on hold on your SAILS app or 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 for pickup AND browsing are:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 11-3
Wednesday, Thursday: 2-7 (12-2 for seniors and at-risk patrons)
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. Please pick up your kits by the end of the week.
We supply: template, red construction paper, popsicle sticks
From home: glue/tape, scissors, crayons
Grades 3-6: Heart Boxes
We supply: template, colored cardstock
From home: glue/tape, scissors
We supply: paper bag, popsicle stick, foam shapes, ribbon
From home: glue/tape, crayons
We supply: canvas bag, sandpaper, crayons
From home: other color crayons, paper towel, iron
We supply: brown paint, shades of pink tissue, glue, paper
From home: paint brush
We supply: air dry clay, paint, paintbrush
From home: a plant or flower from your backyard, rolling pin
We supply: wreath template, butterfly template
From home: scissors, crayons
We supply: yellow, black, red, and white paper, stuffing, scotch tape
From home: scissors, additional clear tape if needed
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. Instructions included in kits
We supply: 2 large craftsticks, 2 rubber bands, paper, toothpicks
From home: nothing
We supply: shrinky dink paper, keychain
From home: colored pencils, oven, old baking tray
We supply: clear cup, soil, grass seed, face features (similar to Mr. Potato Head)
From home: water, crayon/markers, scissors, tape/glue
We supply: wooden discs, string
From home: markers
April 26 – May 1
We supply: sunprint paper
From home: a flower, leaf, or plant from outside
We supply: box, tape, construction paper, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, wax paper, smores makings (marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers), thermometers (return thermometers if you can)
From home: other foods to “cook” if desired DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COOK RAW MEAT! This is more of a “warmer” than a cooker.
We supply: coffee filter, cup, string
From home: tape, small toy for a passenger
We supply: Clear Water bottle, Vegetable oil, alka seltzer tablet
From home: food coloring
Questions? Please call Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to [email protected].