Summer Reading Grades 7-12
Summer Reading Info
Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story
June 14-August 15
Register for summer reading here: https://norfolkpl.beanstack.org/reader365
If you signed up last year, just log in again, no need for a new account!
Log the books you read on Beanstack. For every book you read, earn a raffle ticket towards 1 of 3 prizes! $20 gift cards to either Amazon, Dunkin Donuts, or Target!
Prizes will be drawn at the end of the summer.
Need help? Watch this video for some tips on how it all works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUwVYv-qzOg&t=1s
For the “reading” part of summer reading, put titles you know you want on hold here https://sails.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/norfolkpl/? and schedule your pickup time slot here https://norfolkpl.org/events/
The time slots are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10-12 or 12:30-2:30
Wednesday: 2-4 or 5-7
If you don’t have any specific titles in mind but would like a book bundle put together, feel free to email Courtney at [email protected] with your library card number, age or grade, and two or more titles you’ve recently enjoyed (and any orther sorts of requests such as “a mystery book” or “a book with dragons”). 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.
Email Courtney at [email protected] if you still have questions!
Take and Makes
Take and Make Crafts
Pick up starting Monday of each week. A set amount of kits will go out each day. No registration needed. As supplies last.
Week 1: June 15-20
Pom Pom creatures
We supply: Pom poms, googly eyes, accessories
From home: Glue
Week 2: June 22-27
We supply: 2 cardboard frames, Paper (1), seashell assortment, tacky glue
From home: Decorating materials, hot glue (if needed)
Week 3: June 29-July 4
Instruction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NETGt1Dzvso
String Garland– TAKES TIME TO DRY, GET YOUR KIT EARLY!
We supply: Yarn (red, white, blue), Balloons (5), Clothespins (for drying), liquid glue
From home: Water and Oil or Petroleum Jelly
Week 4: July 6-11
We supply: Rocks (3-4), Modge Podge for sealing (in plastic cup), paint in assorted colors
From home: Additional Paint or Sharpies to decorate
Week 5: July 13-18
We supply: Selection of fuzzy yarns, 1″ styrofoam ball (1) , 2″ styrofoam ball (1), Toothpicks (2), pipe cleaners (1), yellow felt (cut into triangle for beak), straight pins with black ball heads (2), craft feathers (2), Craft glue (in plastic cup)
From home: Scissors, twig for display (optional)
Week 6: July 20-25
We supply: Jars, Fairy cutouts, Tea lights, Twine (for outside), Flowers (for outside), additional black paper for decoration or to make something other than a fairy
From home: glue, scissors
Week 7: July 27-August 1
Tie Dye kit (shoelaces)
We supply: 2 squeeze bottles of 2 colors of assorted die,1 pair shoelaces, Rubber bands
From home: Water
Week 8: August 3-8
Glass picture magnets
We supply: 1″ Glass dome (3), Sticky magnet, assorted scrapbook pages, Modge podge
From home: Glue, Your own images (magazine, old book, photograph, etc)
Week 9: August 10-15
Social Justice Resources
Thanks to Ocean County Library in New Jersey for creating this!
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 for providing this adventure! Natalya Kahmann
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
Questions? Program ideas? Contact Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at 508-528-3380 x5 or email [email protected]