Programs Grades 7-12
Getting Books from the Library
If you know what books you 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. 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 you, 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 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 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
Tie Dye Masks
When registering, please indicate which TWO colors of dye you would like
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: Small nails, wooden circle, embroidery floss, two patterns to choose from
From home: a hammer
Embroidery Hoop Cork Board
We supply: embroidery hoop, cork sheet, assorted fabric
From home: your own fabric if desired
We supply: hanging open-faced ornament, fake snow, small pine trees, small mirror (for a frozen pond)
From home: Glue, any other decorations you’d like
NPL Escape Rooms
October: Hocus Pocus
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]