The library is now open for browsing. Contactless pick-up is still available.

Programs Grades 7-12

Getting Books from the Library

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 you or your teen 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)

Saturday: 10-2

If you don’t have any specific titles in mind but would like a book bundle put together for you, feel free to email Courtney at [email protected] with your library card number, 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.

*If you would like a surprise book with lots of other fun goodies, you can sign up for a Lit Loot Box! Specifically for teens grades 7-12.

Fill out the Google Form you’ll find in the description on the first Monday of every month (norfolkpl.org/events) to sign up for a monthly themed boot loot box containing a personalized library book pick (must be returned), snack, craft, and a couple of goodies!

Lit Fix Loot Boxes are available to pick up on the first Monday of every month.

You must have a Library card.

​You can check out one Lit Fix Loot Box per card.

You have one week to pick up your Lit Fix Loot Box.

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

Take and Makes

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

 

February 8-13

Paint Sample Calendar

We supply: paint samples, picture frame, wet erase marker

From home: nothing

 

March 8-13

Canvas Bag Print

We supply: canvas bag, sandpaper, crayons

From home: other color crayons, paper towel, iron

 

April 12-17

Beeswax Sandwich Wraps

We supply: beeswax pellets, handkerchief, sponge paint brush

From home: baking tray, oven

 

May 10-15

Washi Tape Light Switch Covers

We supply: light switch cover, washi tape

From home: nothing

 

STEM Kits

Register for a STEM 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

 

February 22-27

Shrinky Dinks

We supply: shrinky dink paper, keychain

From home: colored pencils, oven, old baking tray

 

March 22-27

3D Hologram Projector

We supply: #6 grade plastic

From home: tape, smartphone

 

April 26 – May 1

Box Solar Oven

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.

 

May 24 – 29

Water Pipeline

We supply: straws, cups, tongue depressor, popsicle sticks, rubber bands

From home: water, towels

 

Digital Resources and Activities

College Scholarships

Top 175 Scholarships for College Students

Social Justice Resources

Thanks to Ocean County Library in New Jersey for creating this!

https://padlet.com/OCLTeens/socialjustice?fbclid=IwAR1n7vBiHZ9ePFhoeaVWrqwFubopxMkgKT0kNBEgx79tJeF5xmEu9Ka3130

Budget for a Home

An interactive workbook designed for teens to go through real-world scenarios of the home buying process, in order to understand the value of financial management. 

How To Budget For a Home: An Interactive Workbook for Teens

 

Hamilton Digital Escape Room

From our friends at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_6d5miL4ksYVhV9Y7OgwY2MjnPOHITQJNbHn7MNs0ww/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2feosAR_2CLMFs1tclK9OCYU67HD8oOKC3QIsdLXpW0SThxLJfHP9K7WQ&edit_requested=true

Fairy Tale Digital Escape Room

Thanks to the Farmington Public Library in Missouri for sharing this!

https://sites.google.com/view/fplescapetheroom/home?fbclid=IwAR2gcUOeps_on60WoONmD4-PyC-PMfC-opXuVj_7_d9bXQP0N0KMwTJT6Cg

 

“Six of Crows” Digital Escape Room

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegbY4E9AuG2LqI1eaA8FS4T0jnvoSrGesVJAp_P4fRrDI0Mw/viewform

Thank you to Abigail Hsu, the Young Adult Librarian at the Morristown & Morris Township Library for providing this adventure!

 

Harry Potter Digital Escape Room

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQfJ8q5BPxC7nagj4n1RY9pyXmgSBP_D4fJuEae0aQpACFsA/viewform

Thank you to Natalya Kahmannfor providing this adventure!

 

Tumblebooks

Gr 7-12 ebook database

https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

Free audio book databases

 

Bookish

https://bookish.netgalley.com/2020s-virtual-bookish-events/?fbclid=IwAR1Uy8Z5GrohWDMjGIwtMYLK7fNLEgVVN7BGEwPdi1QhYsPw8FqzWF6KnXY

A running list of book events for all ages.

 

YALLSTAYHOME

https://www.yallwest.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Q2tepC3YEofCBxb_-XqYc-YBAhuAN7n4MmjtUkd_hlEBSGM7yW2Iay0k

A virtual festival for our community to stay connected & inspired despite our social distance. They will be organizing giveaways, contests, signed book deliveries, special events and two full days of panels with more than 70 bestselling and award-winning authors April 25-26.

 

Facebook Group: Stuck Inside

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2809868005761916/?hc_location=group

Ideas and Activities for being stuck inside

 

Audible

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Free audiobooks

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

Questions? Program ideas? Contact Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at 508-528-3380 x5 or email [email protected]

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