At The September 15th, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting it was voted that the Hepburn Library of Norfolk would modify it’s COVID procedures, policy guidelines and operations to match that of current CDC guidance. Summed up, that means that vaccinated visitors to the library need to wear masks as well as well as our unvaccinated visitors. We have masks available in the upstairs entry vestibule for anyone who needs one.
To read the latest policies from the Board of Trustees:
January events include:
- Anime Club on 1/13 and 1/27
- Story Hour resumes in January! Join us on Wednesdays at 10am for stories, crafts and more. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26
- closure on January 17th
- Board of Trustees meeting 1/19
- Month long: Find Peppy! Find Peppy the penguin hidden around the library and earn a prize! (while supplies last)
Hepburn Library of Norfolk closed 12/24 and 12/31 for holidays.
Please note as we head into winter, that unplanned closures or changes to our hours may occur due to inclement weather. You can stay up to date on our social media, and by checking local news.
Crochet Class for Adults
Join us 12/4 from 10m-Noon for a Crochet Class for Adults. Please pre-register for this free class by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “crochet class” in the subject. or by calling the library at (315)384-3052. The project is a washcloth
Kids can stop in 12/6-12/23 during library hours to complete a scavenger hunt for prizes.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
During Library hours, for the month of December: M-F 10am-noon & 2pm-8pm-buy 1 bag of books, get 1 bag free!
*NEW* An anime club for tweens, teens and young adults. We will meet, watch some episodes of Anime and have fun discussions from 3-5pm in the Library Hall. December meetings are on 12/2 and 12/16
Board of Trustees meeting on 12/15 @ 4pm
On 12/17 from 2:30-4pm, kids can stop in the library to make a holiday themed craft. Some of these would make perfect gifts to give. No registration necessary, while supplies last.
Book Club for Adults
Join us 12/22 at 2:30pm for our Book Club for adults! Join us upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book (available for pickup at the circulation desk now!) and to choose next month’s read.
Read to a Therapy Dog
On December 28th & 30th we will have a special guest at the library! A certified therapy dog will be available to read to. Practice reading/read aloud to the therapy dog. Parents/caregivers must be present for the whole duration of the session. Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions
Adult Fiction/ YA Fiction
- A Season on the Wind
- The Unheard : a novel / Nicci French.
- Forgiving Paris : a novel / Karen Kingsbury.
- Forever my own / Tracie Peterson.
- No one will miss her : a novel / Kat Rosenfield.
- Neglect : a novel / Kim Wozencraft.
- Disarming the Narcissist: surviving & thriving with the self-absorbed / Wendy T. Behary.
- A hunter-gatherer’s guide to the 21st century : evolution and the challenges of modern life / Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein.
- The complete autumn & winter cookbook : 550+ recipes for warming dinners, holiday roasts, seasonal desserts, breads, food gifts, and more / America’s Test Kitchen.
- The book on pie : everything you need to know to bake perfect pies / Erin Jeanne McDowell ; photographs by Mark Weinberg.
- Best wishes, warmest regards : the story of Schitt’s Creek / Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy.
- American history for kids : exploration, battles, tragedies, and triumphs — from native nations to the USA. / written by Stacia Deutsch ; illustrated by Iratxe Loʹpez de Munaʹin
- Yeti baby! / by Elias Barks ; illustrated by Meg Hunt.
- Five little monkeys looking for Santa / Eileen Christelow.
- The Smart Cookie.
- ‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving / story and paintings by Dav Pilkey.
- Archie Celebrates Diwali / Mitali Banerjee Ruths; illustrated by Parwinder Singh.
- We give thanks / Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.
Juvenile Fiction/ Juvenile/YA Non-Fiction
- Diary of a wimpy kid. Big shot / by Jeff Kinney.
- The Christmas pig / J.K. Rowling ; illustrated by Jim Field
Therapy dogs are great for reading. Why? The trained therapy dog listens attentively without judgement. The student reads aloud at their own pace, and therefore the student teaches the dog!
Therapy dogs are trained for skills and tested for temperament. They are non-judgmental, calm, attentive, less intimidating than peers and adults and enjoy kids and being petted.
This is a great opportunity to practice your reading skills! Parents/caregivers must be present for the duration of the session. You can call the library at (315)384-3052 to book your session- or send us an email at email@example.com!
Adult Fiction/ YA Fiction
Dear Santa. (pub date 10/19/21)
Tweens, Teens and Young Adults are invited to join us in the Library Hall for Anime Club! Our first meeting will be on October 21st @ 3pm. We will watch a series (voted on at meeting) have some popcorn and have a gift card raffle for those who attend the first meeting.
We will keep meeting on every other Thursday from 3-5pm. Future dates include: 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 12/30, 1/13….
Hello! We’ve had many of our regular Story Hour participants leave us and go to school, and with COVID concerns on the rise again- we’d like to poll our community and see how you’d like us to bring Story Hour to you! Over the past year(s) we’ve offered a variety of formats, but the two that have stuck around have been:
-in person story hour that meets in the library
-virtual story hour presented on our Facebook with grab and go craft bags (available for pickup before the story hour airs)
please fill out the google form below so that we can continue to offer our community the best possible programming.
Adult Fiction/ YA Fiction