Programs Grades 7-12

Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading 2021

June 21 – August 14

Summer reading officially begins June 21! We have lots of programs to offer all summer, both virtually and in person! All in-person programs will be carefully socially distanced for everyone’s comfort and take place largely outdoors (weather pending).

Visit the events page to see all our programs!

Log in or sign up on Beanstack to register for summer reading, and start logging your reading after June 21! If you’ve signed up in past years, just update your account to change ages/grades.

Teens 12-18 (grades 7-12)

You can earn a virtual raffle ticket towards raffle prizes for every book you log on Beanstack for one of three raffles! Check out Beanstack for more details

If you need help logging in, email Senior Youth Services Librarian Courtney at [email protected] or call the library at 508-528-3380

Summer Programs


Click the program name to register!


Teen Book Club

The 4th Monday of each month, 3:00-4:00pm. Grades 7-12.

Join us to discuss a book chosen by the club, and bring your ideas for future reads!

July 19th: Mirage by Somaiya Daud. Copies will be available at the circulation desk–no need to place a hold!

August 23rd: Book TBD

September 27th: Book TBD

Summer meetings will take place on Town Hill. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet in the Teen Space inside the library.


Virtual Mafia

Tuesday, June 29


Grades 7-12

You’re invited to join us on Zoom for a game of Mafia. In this classic social deduction game, all participants will be assigned secret roles to play, with the task of finding out who is working with you, and who is working against you. All roles will be given out in secret at the start of the event.

This event is hosted by Howes Party Games—two sisters offering virtual programming in the form of entertaining games for all ages.


Needle Felt Hedgehog

Thursday, July 29


Grades 7-12

Pop up Art School will teach you how to use a barbed needle and merino wool roving to create a felted hedgehog. In this beginner’s class, you’ll learn how to sculpt basic shapes and attach them together. A great way to spend a relaxing afternoon!


Color War Summer Reading Blowout Party

Tuesday, August 10 (rain date Friday, August 13)


Grades 4 and up

Sign up for the most epic battle of the summer! Your weapon? Bean bags full of color powder!

First: capture the flag, but get tagged with a color bag. The winning team members will get first throw in our color war!

Wear a plain white T-shirt, get a pair of sunglasses for eye protection, and white masks will be provided if desired. See how colorful you end up at the end of the battle!

Color powder is made of cornstarch and food coloring and is non-toxic.


Henna with Mandy

Thursday, August 12

15 minute time slots available between 4:30-6:15pm

7-12th graders only

Go back to school with a beautiful new henna tattoo to show off! Mandy from Wicked Good Henna will design and apply a beautiful piece for you.

Program is in 15 minute increments. Please register for ONLY ONE session.

If you are on the wait list, drop by anyway. We cannot guarantee you will get in, but there might be spare time!

Take and Make and STEM Kits

Register for a Take and Make Craft Kit on our event page or by clicking the dates below.

Bags will be labeled by last name and families registered with same email/phone number will be bagged together if possible.

Instructions included in kits

Kits will be available Monday-Saturdays. Please pick up your kit no later than Saturday of each week. If you are unable to make it, email Youth Services Librarian Courtney at [email protected] or call the library at 508-528-3380 and we will be happy to hold it for you. Kits left with no contact will not be available for pickup after Saturday of each week.

These programs are 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.


Craft Kit Jun 2126

Pipe Cleaner Dogs

We supply: pipe cleaners, eyes, nose, tacky glue enough for 2 dogs

From home: other colors of pipe cleaners (optional)


STEM Kit Jun 28-July 3

LED Fireworks Card

We supply: LED lights, copper tape, coin battery, cardstock

From home:markers, colored pencils, other decorations as desired


Craft Kit July 6 – 10

Library is closed July 5th for the holiday weekend

Metal Waterbottle Craft

We supply: metal water bottle, permanent markers, vinyl stickers

From home:other decorations as desired


STEM Kit July 12 – 17

Tetris Magnets

We supply: 20 square beads, tacky glue, magnets

From home:nothing


Craft Kit July 19 – 24

Silhouette Animals

We supply: cardboard background, magazines, glue, animal template

From home: other magazines/paper as desired, additional glue as needed


STEM Kit July 26 – 31

Mini Pour Painting

We supply:acrylic pre-mixed pour paint, canvas, aluminum tray, gloves, craft sticks

From home:hot glue gun (can also arrange to borrow from library)

*Paint colors will vary*


Craft Kit August 2 – 7

Book Nooks

We supply:book nook box, tiny furniture, scrapbook paper, fairy lights

From home: other decorations as desired


STEM Kit August 9-14

Neon Sign

We supply: EL wire, White thread, Needle, Canvas, Painters tape

From home:pencil, eraser, 2 AA batteries

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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