The building remains closed to patrons, but NPL is open for material pick up appointments and returns in the outside bookdrop with reduced hours, M,T,Th,F 10-2, Wed. 2-7, Sat 10-1:30. Home delivery is available. Staff available to answer questions via phone (508-528-3380) / email ([email protected])

Summer Reading Grades 7-12

Summer Reading Info

Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story

June 14-August 15

Register for summer reading here:

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


For the “reading” part of summer reading, put titles you know you want on hold here and schedule your pickup time slot here

The time slots are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10-12 or 12:30-2:30

Wednesday:  2-4 or 5-7

Saturday 10-1

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

Seashell Frames

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:


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

Instruction video

Kindness Rocks

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

Instruction Video

Yarn birds

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

Fairy jars

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


Digital Activities

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 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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