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Activities for children and young people

As well as this programme of activity children’s groups are now starting in local libraries across the county. Please contact your local library for details.

Bounce and Rhyme in libraries

Sessions are now back in nearly every Norfolk Library. You can drop in to most groups, but you will need to book in advance to guarantee a spot in a busier library. We will always accommodate drop ins if there is space on the day.

For more information check our Norfolk Libraries Families Facebook page or check with your local library.

Online Bounce and Rhyme

We share a Bounce and Rhyme time on the Norfolk Libraries Families Facebook page every month! All previous sessions are there for families to enjoy too.


We are able to offer self-weighing, where you can check the weight of your baby or toddler, at several of our libraries once again.
See Just One Norfolk for more information on self-weigh and to see which libraries currently have scales available.

Online Story Hunts with John Kirk

Join professional storyteller John Kirk live as he takes your children on a story hunt to far off places.  John uses classic fairy and folk tales but makes them interactive by combining story telling with scavenger hunts.  Perfect for children 3 years and up and last 45 minutes.

These sessions are free of charge just click on the Eventbrite link and follow the instructions to get a ticket.  These links are only available 7 days before the event and close the day before it is held so make sure you don’t miss out. 

Pirate Story Hunt

Pirate Story Hunt: Saturday 13 November – 10am

Pirate Story Hunt: Saturday 13 November – 11am

Mini Winter Challenge Story Hunt

Saturday 11 December – 10am (link not yet available)

Saturday 11 December – 11am (link not yet available)

Online Zoom Zoo - Insects, Reptiles and Giant Gastropods

  • Sunday 24 October at 10am and Thursday 28 October at 2.15 pm

Join an expert from Banham zoo as they introduce you to a Royal Python and other amazing animals all from the safety of your own home! As well as seeing the animals live there will be a chance to ask questions.

These events are free and can be booked by contacting, letting us know which event you wish to attend.

Code Clubs

Our Code Clubs are a great way for children to learn coding basics. We are slowly restarting code clubs in libraries and will update you when a new club starts.

  • Code Club taster at Wells Library starting on Saturday 23 October 10-11.30am
  • Wells Library Code Club on Fridays 5, 12 and 19 November, 3.30-4.30pm

Both sessions are suitable for children aged 7+ but younger siblings are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Please contact Wells Library on 01328 710467.

Activities for 5-11 year olds 

Story Writer Groups

Our online storywriter's groups are for children aged 8-12 years old and is a 5 week programme run every half-term.

There is a Monday group and a Thursday group from 4.30-5.30pm. They are themed and supported by experienced staff who will help your child explore their creative writing. If you would like to find out more or book a place please email

Young Reading Friends

Love books and talking about books with others? Young Reading Friends is a monthly Zoom group for young people aged 13-16.

Sessions will restart on Tuesday 21 September 4.30-5.15pm. If you'd like to join the chat, email to join.


Why not try ebooks? We have a host of children’s e-books you can browse and borrow.

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