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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.

Activities for Under 5s

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

Lego club

Lego club is live on our Facebook page fortnightly on Wednesdays 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.

Online code clubs

In early 2021 we’ll be hosting a series of Online Code Clubs for 8-12 year olds, offering beginners a chance to try Scratch coding, plus a new club for those who want to develop their coding skills. Email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk and we will be in touch when we have dates confirmed.

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.

Storywriter’s Club

Story Writer's Club is a friendly, fun Zoom group for 8-11-year-olds who enjoy bringing their stories to life on the page. Come along to share ideas or discover new ones and meet other people who enjoy creating, too. To find out when the next club will be running, please email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk.

Activities for young people

Young Reading Friends

New Zoom group for young people aged 13-16. Chat about what you’re reading with other young people. Weekly on Tuesdays starting 10 November 4.30pm.

For your Zoom invite please email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk.

Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights, a British Library exhibition 

We are looking for people aged 12-18 to shape our online events programme and learn more about women’s history in Norfolk. Sessions are happening virtually via Zoom, with regular group meetings scheduled for 4.30pm on Tuesday 3 November, Tuesday 24 November, and Tuesday 15 December. They'll be more in the New Year.

To get involved email Rachel via rachel.ridealgh@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01603 774781.

Check out our Facebook page for weekly book recommendations on Saturdays at 12.30pm.

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