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Online activities for children and young people

Welcome to our online activities Norfolk libraries page for children and families.

Find out about eBooks and eMagazines that you can download from our e-book library and the online activities we are providing while our library buildings are closed.

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is here - meet the Silly Squad.

Activities for Under 5’s

Are you the parent of a new baby? We're pleased to be able to offer a new stay and chat group, via Zoom, on a Tuesday morning at 11am. Why not enjoy Bounce and Rhyme at 10am, grab a coffee (or feed your baby, or both!) and join us for a chat at 11am. We normally have a guest who will share some information on a relevant topic for a few minutes, followed by time to chat. If you’d like to join a session please email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk. It’s very informal, you can pop in and out as you need to, and please don’t worry if your baby has other ideas.

Bounce and Rhyme

Songs and rhymes are an excellent way of engaging with your little one, no-one is too young. As you can't join us in the library at the moment, why not join in online.

Watch and join in with rhymes at home through our main Norfolk Libraries Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10am. You can also watch past sessions on our YouTube channel.

Activities for children and families

Summer storytelling

Join us for the following online storytelling activities this summer:

  • 'Billy and the Minpins' told online by Andy Copps - 12 August, 11am (age 3+)
  • 'The Enormous Crocodile' told online by John Kirk - 19 August, 11am (age 3+)

For more activities and further details, see our Summer storytelling sessions for children and families page.

Creative writing workshops

Free online creative writing workshops are available throughout August as part of the Big Norfolk Summer Fun campaign. These sessions explore storytelling and shaping ideas through fun games, writing and arts and crafts. The workshops are suitable for 6-11 year olds.

Brick building club

Brick building club is live on our Facebook page every Wednesday at 4.30pm. Join in to be set a new challenge and share your creations. You can watch past challenges on our Facebook videos page.

eBook club

Our brand new ebook for children launched on 20 May. It's never too late to join, and you can find out all our current and past reads in our online collection.

You can chat and share your children's thoughts in our Facebook group.

eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines

We're always updating our ebook collections, with lots of new titles to keep children busy. Our children's eLibrary has lots of suggested titles and ideas to get reading.

Activities for young people

The Sea Rises

Join us for a creative online workshop where we’ll explore the relationship between humans and ice and get inspired to create your own art, poetry or fiction. Find out more about The Sea Rises and book a place.

The Poetry Slam

An online poetry workshop exploring ancient African symbols (Adinkra) – hosted by Adisa the Verbalizer. Find out more about The Poetry Slam and book a place.

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