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young.peoples.service@norfolk.gov.uk
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There are 47 libraries in Norfolk. Library Service Central Support team are based at County Hall.

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3D Printing
Bring your imagination to life – design and print your first 3D creation. For children aged 8-11, no previous experience needed. This event is coming to Norfolk Libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. Session dates and times will vary depending on the library, so it's advised that you contact your local branch for more details or visit the DigiFest website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest
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Age Range: 8 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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8
11
Code Club
Children will learn to code by making games, animations, and websites, using Scratch, then move on to Python. Part of the national Code Club scheme. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Club times will vary depending on the location- please see staff in branch for more details.
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Age Range: 8 - 12
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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8
12
Code-a-pillar Storytime
Join us for a storytime with a difference: meet Codeapillar and learn some early coding skills. Perfect for young digital explorers aged 4-6. Children will enjoy a storytime and be able to control the early-years-friendly Code-a-pillar themselves. This event is coming to Norfolk Libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. Session dates and times will vary depending on the library, so it's advised that you contact your local branch for more details or visit the DigiFest website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest
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Age Range: 4 - 6
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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4
6
Coder Robot
A session that brings coding and crafting together. Children will learn the basics of coding by sending instructions to Botley, whilst also enjoying a craft element: building a ‘city’ of buildings for it to navigate. This event is coming to Norfolk Libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. Session dates and times will vary depending on the library, so it's advised that you contact your local branch for more details or visit the DigiFest website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 6 - 9
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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6
9
Complete a History Quiz
Do you like History and finding out information? Ask at the library for the History Quiz sheet or download from this site: www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC157081. Use books or websites in the library to help you answer 16 questions about history in Great Britain and especially in Norfolk.
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Age Range: 7 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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7
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Complete the History Quiz
Lots of fun historical facts to learn
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Age Range: 5 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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5
11
Design a new cover for a book
The cover of a book is very important as it needs to grab the reader's attention so that they read it! Sometimes books are published with new, better, covers. Can you design a new, better, cover for a book? Ask for a worksheet in the library or download one from this site: www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC157076. There are ideas here to get you started and also a template to use for your design.
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Age Range: 6 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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6
14
Design a new cover for a book
Are you artistic? why not create a completely new design for a book cover.
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Age Range: 5 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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5
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Discover a new interest
Libraries can help you find out new information. This challenge asks you to think of something new you'd like to find out about. You can use books, an encyclopaedia or a website. Download the worksheet from this site: www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC157081. The Children's subject index book in the library will help you find any books you need in your research.
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Age Range: 6 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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6
14
Discover a new interest
The idea of this activity is to help you find out about something you are might be interested in for the future Think about something you think you might like. You can Ask, Look or use the Computer – ALC. You might want to ask to look at the ‘Children’s Subject Index’ booklet. It may give you some ideas. Try to find a book or a website about your new interest.
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Age Range: 5 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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5
11
Discover the library subject index
Do you like cracking codes? Non fiction books in the library are organised by numbers in the Dewey system. Go along to your local library and ask for the Dewey subject index. Then ask for the quiz worksheet or download one from this site: www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC157083. This has a short story with missing words. By using the subject index, can you work out the missing words?
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Age Range: 6 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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6
14
Discover the library subject index
A puzzle to solve using the library subject index at your local public library – take this sheet along and ask to use the subject index, then you can make a start…..
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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5
14
Find out facts about your library
Complete a short fact-finding mission
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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5
14
ImagiNation
ImagiNation is an arts and reading project for 11-18yr olds running across Norfolk and the East. The aim is to read 2 books over the Summer. After reading a book we want you to get creative! You’ll get a log when you join the project that you can use to record how a book made you feel. You don’t have to write lots if you don’t want to: instead you could paint a picture, take a photo or write a poem. ImagiNation is free to take part in- so pick up your ImagiNation Log from your local library in the Summer Holidays. Available from July 11 – End of October half term 2016 Children’s University Credits are available for any young people who completed the ImagiNation arts and reading activity in any year, 2014, 2015, 2016. Completers receive a certificate from their library when they return their completed work book and can also ask library staff to add the following to their Children’s University passport: • 1 hour for each book read up to a maximum of 4 hours • 1 hour for writing 2 detailed reviews in their log book • 2 hours for completing their art work challenge Up to a maximum of 6 credits
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Age Range: 11 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
11
18
ImagiNation 2018
ImagiNation is an arts and reading project for 10-18yr olds running across Norfolk and the East. The aim is to read 2 books over the Summer, and completed 2 book-bands, responding creatively to what you've read. You don't have to write much; maybe a few sentences, maybe a poem, maybe a drawing- whatever you choose! And, if you're feeling extra creative, there's even a chance to create your own digital art and upload it to the ImagiNation blog. Completers will be entered into a draw to win book vouchers, so don't miss out- sign up at any Norfolk Library over the summer to take part.
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Age Range: 10 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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10
18
Interview a Librarian
Have you ever wondered what different jobs are like? This challenge gives you the opportunity to chat to one of the Librarians in the library to find out more about their job and about books and the people who use the library. There is a worksheet with suggested questions but you can make up some of your own too!
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Age Range: 6 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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6
14
Interview a Librarian
One of the best ways to find things out is to ask someone. You could find out about the job of the librarian here by asking them a few questions. Remember, they may be busy with other work, so do ask politely if it is OK to talk to them for a few minutes. They may need to ask you to ask them another day if they are very busy. https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/libraries-for-children-and-young-people/libraries-for-five-to-eleven-year-olds
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Microbits Session
Come along to one of the library's Micro:bits Jam Sessions where you'll be shown how to use a Microbit and learn how to code using one of the mini machines (available to borrow for free from the Library Service).
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Age Range: 6 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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6
14
Research Challenge
Libraries are full of useful facts and information! This challenge helps you to find out more about a subject you are already interested in. Download the activity sheet at home by clicking on this link: www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC157082 or ask for the activity sheet in the library. In the library fill out the sheet by using your research skills to find the Dewey number of the subject you're interested in, look for books and websites to find further information and think about which are helpful and how they could be improved.
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Age Range: 6 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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6
14
Research your favourite subject
The idea of this activity is to help you find out more about something you are already interested in
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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5
14
Robot Unicorn Disco. Build and code your own robot unicorn.
Use your craft and coding skills to build a unique robot unicorn! Powered by a microbit, use your coding skills to control the way the robot moves and lights up. Recommended for children aged 9-12 with some Scratch coding experience. This event is coming to Norfolk Libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. Session dates and times will vary depending on the library, so it's advised that you contact your local branch for more details or visit the DigiFest website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 9 - 12
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
9
12
Scribblebots
Scribblebots are amazing robots that draw by themselves. Join us to get hands on with batteries and motors to build a simple robot. A great first experience of robotics for children aged 7-11, no previous experience needed. This event is coming to Norfolk Libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. Session dates and times will vary depending on the library, so it's advised that you contact your local branch for more details or visit the DigiFest website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest
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Age Range: 7 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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7
11
Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Digital creativity for children aged 8-11. Use a digital app to make your own animated film featuring Lego men. No experience needed. We’ll be using tablets with pre-loaded apps, no need to bring your own device. This event is coming to Norfolk Libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. Session dates and times will vary depending on the library, so it's advised that you contact your local branch for more details or visit the DigiFest website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 8 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
8
11
Summer Reading Challenge
For each book read receive 1 hour in your passport. With a chance to gain a maximum of 6 hours. The Summer Reading Challenge is held at ALL Norfolk Libraries. Your nearest library information can be found at on the website. Some Libraries offer extension activities to the Summer Reading Challenge. Please contact your local library to find out if they provide this. Completing the Summer Reading Challenge can also contribute towards the 'Discover' Arts Award, but must not be claimed twice. The target age range for the activity is 0-11 but older children can take part if they wish. For completing the challenge and reading 6 books children receive 6 CU credits. The activity is set up as 'variable' as in addition if they do additional activities children can receive up to a maximum of 10 credits - 1 hour for each book read + 4 hours for other accredited activities (Maximum of two hours for extension activity - eg 'Super Achiever' sheet reading lots more books and a maximum of 2 hours for any extra Summer Reading Challenge related activities eg activity sessions in libraries over the Summer.)
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Mischief Makers
The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 starts in libraries on July 14. The theme for 2018 is Mischief Makers and the challenge to children is to read six library books of their choice during the summer holidays. Children join at their local library, as they read over the summer , they'll collect stickers to add to a brilliant Beanotown poster! You can sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge at any Norfolk Library over the summer- and look out for extra special events too! Children’s University participants can also take their passport to their local library and have it stamped for one hour of Children’s University learning per book – so up to 6 hours of Children’s University learning if they read all 6 books. In addition, they can earn up to a further 4 hours if they complete extension activities or any specially organised local activities.
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Age Range: 5 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
11
Vlogging Workshop
Love YouTube? Want to be the next big vlogger? Get expert training from Nat Hawley, an experienced YouTuber and freelancer for Google, BBC, Channel 4, The Olympics and more! What is vlogging? Vlogging empowers you with the skills you need to create video content and get your voice heard. Learn how to engage and communicate with a larger audience. You will learn how to structure a story and present with confidence on camera. For young people aged 13 to 16. This event is coming to Norfolk Libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. Session dates and times will vary depending on the library, so it's advised that you contact your local branch for more details or visit the DigiFest website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest
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Age Range: 13 - 16
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
13
16
Winter Library Reading Challenge
A seasonal reading challenge for those young readers who've been inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge (and would like to do something similar every throughout the year!) To achieve the stamp for your Children’s University passport, mark each part of the challenge as you finish it and ask a grown-up to sign that you’ve completed each step. For completing the challenge and completing the 9 steps of the challenge children receive 9 CU credits We know that not all children are able to complete written work; where needed, a child can give verbal answers noted by an adult. Your nearest library information can be found on the website.
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Work together with adults in the library
This challenge gives you the opportunity to do some research about jobs with a parent, carer or other adult. Ask at the library for the worksheet or download from this site: www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC157084. Use books or websites in the library to help you find out about different jobs the adult has done, and different jobs you think you might like to do in the future.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 9 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
9
14
Work together with adults in the library
This activity is about talking about things and learning things together Working with parents, grandparents or carers and finding the answers together is a really good way to learn. This activity will help you consider your future and practise your research skills.
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Write a review for a book, CD, game or DVD
Have you just read a library book or taken out a CD, DVD or game from the library? Write a short review and let others know what you think of it. It will help them make a choice!
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Age Range: 6 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
6
18
Write a review for a book, CD, game or DVD
Writing a short review of something is a great way to communicate your thoughts. There are no rules about how to do it, but here are some tips that may help get you started:  You could describe the type or ‘genre’ different genres include: fantasy, adventure, comedy, non fiction - or you could maybe mention something that people may know that is similar or something it reminds you of (For example “This fantasy book reminded me of Harry Potter”)  It could be interesting to describe what it is about, what you liked about it, the main characters or parts of it you particularly enjoyed or didn’t enjoy  Try looking at other reviews to see what kinds of things they say  You could finish by saying who you think would enjoy it most
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
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5
14
Write a review of your library
We would like to know what you think of this library. By thinking about this, you will see how many things a library offers. What you tell us will also help the library find out how to make things better for you. Before you start, take a really good look around to see what’s on offer. You may find it useful to look at the Norfolk County Council website too.
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Write a Review of your Library
Have a good look around your local library and write a review to help Norfolk Library and Information Service make things even better for children. Which section do you like most? What would you change? Imagine you're the boss; what improvements would you make to the library to get more children to use it?
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Age Range: 6 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
6
14