Programs Grades 7-12

Monthly Programs


Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club

1st Monday of the month 3:00—4:00 PM

Teen Space

Join us each month to discuss a book chosen by the club, and bring your ideas for future reads! Open to grades 7-12.

September’s book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Copies will be available at the circulation desk–no need to place a hold!

This meeting will take place in the Teen Space inside the library.


Teen Advisory Board

1st Wednesday of the month 5:00—5:45 PM

Teen Space

TAB works with the Youth Librarian to improve teen programs, the Teen Space in the library, and the YA book collection. Basically, the mission of TAB is to take ownership of teen services at the library and help turn the it into what you want the library to be!

Interested? Fill out an application to join! 


Chess Playing with Game of Kings

Chess Playing with Game of Kings

2nd Saturday of the month 10:30 AM—1:30 PM

Community Room

The Game of Kings is coming to the Norfolk Library on the second Saturday of every month from 10:30am to 1:30pm.

Teens/adults and any skill levels welcome to join in and play a game of chess! You may bring your own chess board, but it’s not required.


Animal Crossing Adventures

3rd Monday of the month 7:00—9:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

Do you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Looking for new DIYs or items? Up for the challenge of an obstacle course to win a prize? Visit the Norfolk Public Library Island!

Look out for special events as well!

Register at the link below for a 20 minute time slot. You’ll get an email with the Dodo code a few minutes before your time slot on the day of the event. Please do not share this Dodo code with anyone else. Please leave through the airport when you’re done. And don’t forget to bring unwanted DIYs and Items to swap!

Geared for grades 4-12 but all welcome


Outside Fun Flicks

Outside Fun Flicks: The Sandlot

Last Friday of the month (August-October)

Town Hill (weather permitting)

In partnership with Norfolk Recreation, we’ll be hosting outside movies on Town Hill in August, September and October!

August 27 at 7:30pm: The Sandlot 

September 24 at 6:45pm: Raya and the Last Dragon

October 29 at 6PM (double feature): Coco and Monsters vs. Aliens

Please feel free to bring along chairs, blankets, and/or snacks to enjoy these family movies under the stars!

This is a FREE event. However, please register to help facilitate social distancing.

Special Programs

Basic Digital Photography workshop

Basic Digital Photography workshop

Thursday, September 9 4:00—6:00 PM

Community Room

Join us for a digital photography workshop with Photography By Michelson where you’ll learn the basics on:

  • All camera controls and functions-manual & auto focus 
  • Memory cards, ISO ratings and low-light camera sensitivity
  • Filters & Accessories
  • Basic composition
  • Use of electronic flash
  • Normal, wide angle and telephoto lenses
  • Basic portraiture
  • Lighting Techniques

This program is brought to you through an LSTA grant with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 


Minecraft Electrical Engineering

Minecraft Electrical Engineering

Tuesday, September 14 4:30—6:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

Grades 6 and up

Love Minecraft? So do we! 

Explore Minecraft in a new way by learning complex redstone concepts. Great for experienced players looking for a challenge!

Run virtually by TD3 Innovative Gaming

This program is brought to you through an LSTA grant with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  


Beginner’s Chess for All Ages

Beginner's Chess for All Ages

Tuesday, October 26 7:00—8:15 PM

Virtual Meeting

Get an introduction to chess with instructor Glenn Davison! No chess set required. Suitable for adults, teens, and children ages 8+

This online class teaches the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game that is the most popular game in the world. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess including:

  • Setting up the chess men
  • Using the pawns
  • Chess pieces and how they move to win
  • Special moves
  • Ten tips for playing a better game
  • How to win a game of chess in 4 moves

This meeting will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants.


Creative Worldbuilding

Wednesday, November 10 3:30—5:00 PM


A workshop for teen writers and artists! We’ll invent a fictional world together, then have some time to create our own stories or art based on that world. Paper and pens will be provided, but bring any other materials you may want.


Gingerbread House Workshop

Gingerbread House Workshop

Thursday, December 9 3:30—4:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

Pick up a kit complete with all the things you need to make your own gingerbread house. Join Many from WickedGoodHenna for a virtual lesson on how to construct your gingerbread house.

Zoom information will be provided the day before the event. Kits should be picked up prior to the Zoom meeting.

Grades 3-12

Take-Home Kits

Lit Loot

1st Monday of the month ALL DAY


Sign up to receive a monthly book bundle from the library! 

Lit Loot is for grades 7-12

Fill out this form to sign up for a monthly themed book bundle containing a personalized library book pick (must be returned), snack, craft, and a couple of goodies! Sign up for every month!

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


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]


Plus special kits – (details TBD)

Pumpkin decorating,

Thanksgiving take and make

Winter take and make

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!

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!

Fairy Tale Digital Escape Room

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


“Six of Crows” Digital Escape Room

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


Harry Potter Digital Escape Room

Thank you to Natalya Kahmannfor providing this adventure!



Gr 7-12 ebook database

Free audio book databases



A running list of book events for all ages.



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

Ideas and Activities for being stuck inside



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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