• December Calendar of events

    Book Club for Adults-Join us 12/28 at 2:30pm upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book. Books are available for pickup at the circulation desk now!

    Story Hour-In person story hour at 10am on Wednesdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more!   No story hour 12/7. Law enforcement story hour 12/14. Certified therapy dog, Mamma will be joining us on 12/28. Kids can read to mamma 10-12.

    Teen Activity Group- for tweens, teens and young adults. 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29

    Board of trustees meeting-December 21st at 4:15pm

    Homeschool Hangout-Homeschool families are invited to join us for a small project and “hangout” 12/6 and 12/20 @ 2pm

    Norfolk’s Holly JollyJoin in on the fun December 10th! Please pre-register for kids merry making craft session at 11am. Call the library to register at (315)384-3052. Tree lighting at 5:45 in Norfolk Memorial park, Santa, parade, caroling, carriage rides and more to follow! Check out the Facebook page: Norfolk’s Holly Jolly Christmas for more information!

    Closures-Closing at noon on 12/23, closed 12/26 for holiday. Please note: hours on 12/7 may be modified due to annual school visits! We can’t wait to see the 3rd and 4th graders.

    Grinch candy bar bingo-Join us December 16th for a Grinch themed candy bar bingo for kids! Starts at 2pm

  • Kids Merry Making Workshop

    Children are invited to join us for a Merry Making workshop (Craft session) where we will make a number of crafts that can be used as gifts or decor. Registration required, call (315)384-3052 to reserve your spot! Saturday, 12/10 from 11am-12ish

  • Grinch Candy Bar Bingo

    Kids are invited to join us for a grinch themed candy bar bingo session! Join us December 16th at 2pm

  • Norfolk’s Holly Jolly- December 10th, 2022

    • Merry Making craft event for kids @ library, 11am. Registration required, call (315)384-3052.
    • tree lighting @ 5:45 in Norfolk memorial park.Submit names for the memory tree on Facebook or at CAFE 56.
    • parade to Follow tree lighting, register a float on our Facebook or at cafe 56. Route goes along main street, bank street and ends at library.
    • carriage rides, cookies, & cocoa Outside of Library following parade.
    • Santa @ library following parade.
    • caroling @ 7:30.
    • house decorating contest, enter by 12/7, judging 12/8. call Maggie to enter (315)957-9206.
  • Author Visit-Lore Ferguson Wilbert

    Join us on October 26th at 2:30pm in the upstairs of the library for an author visit from Lore Ferguson Wilbert. You can learn more about Lore by visiting her website: https://www.sayable.net/

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

    August 1st- 5th from 10Am-12Noon & 2Pm-8Pm

    Items available & suggested donation amount:

    • Paperbacks $0.50
    • Hardcovers $1.00
    • Magazines FREE
    • DVD’s $0.50
    • Audiobooks $0.50

    Donations accepted:

    PLEASE DO NOT DONATE: Text books, VHs, damaged (i.e. without covers or with pages ripped or stained, items that smell musty, are moldy or mildewed), Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks and Encyclopedias. We will ask you to take these items back with you. Ask yourself before donating if you would purchase or gift the items.

    please drop off donations during library hours

  • Upcoming Author Visits

    August 25th @ 2:30pm-Dani Baker

    Dani Baker, local author will join us for an afternoon presentation about her new book,

    The Home-Scale Forest Garden. Dani operates a farm on Wellesley Island, they sell organic vegetables, meats, and u-pick experiences. For more information about Dani: www.crossislandfarms.com and www.enchantededibleforest.com

    September 28th @ 2:30pm-Sam Miller

    Author of Memoir: Reasons why I left the Amish Community, will be joining us for a discussion during our September book club. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

  • Summer Reading & July/August Events

    Summer Reading:

    Mindful Mondays:

    Join us on Mondays from 10am-noon for a chance to be fully present, aware and relax. We’ll do yoga, color, practice some breathing exercises, finger labyrinths, and more! No registration necessary- ages 6+

    Story Hour Tuesday & Thursdays:

    Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am-11am for a story hour, featuring a story, craft and activities! No registration necessary, all ages welcome!

    Win it Wednesdays:

    Join us on Wednesdays from 10am-noon for board games and minute to win it programming! No registration necessary, all ages welcome!

    Special programs:

    • Teen Mini art show-Create any medium of art on the provided 3×3 canvas. Return to the library by July 29th 2022 to be displayed in the library for the month of August. Prize for publics favorite.
    • Chalk Day-Come draw with chalk on the library sidewalks and earn a Popsicle! Please check back as we are expecting some construction- the date may change. July 22nd, 2022 (RESCHEDULED into August..)
    • End of summer party- August 19th, 2022 join us for bubbles, chalk, games, reading prizes and more!

    Summer Reading Challenge for all ages:

    This year we are debuting a reading challenge for all ages!

    • Pre-k: Complete 5 activities on the activity log for a prize. If you complete the whole activity log, you get a goodie bag!
    • K-5th: Read 5 books and receive a prize, read 5 more and get another prize! Keep reading to earn more prizes. Top readers at the end of the summer receive an even bigger prize.
    • 6-12: Read at least 5 books to be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Café 56
    • Adults: Play book bingo. Each bingo enters your name into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

    July Events:

    Book Club for Adults-Join us 7/27 at 2:30pm upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book. Books are available for pickup at the circulation desk now!

    Story Hour-In person story hour at 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more!   Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions.

    Teen Activity Group- for tweens, teens and young adults. 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 from 3-5pm Chalk Day-Come draw with chalk on the library sidewalks and earn a Popsicle! Please check back as we are expecting some construction- the date may change. July 22nd, 2022

    Homeschool Hangout-Homeschool families are invited to join us for a small project and “hangout” 7/5 and 7/19 @ 2pm

     Mindful Mondays: Join us on Mondays from 10am-noon for a chance to be fully present, aware and relax. We’ll do yoga, color, practice some breathing exercises, finger labyrinths, and more! No registration necessary- ages 6+

    Win it Wednesdays: Join us on Wednesdays from 10am-noon for board games and minute to win it programming! No registration necessary, all ages welcome! Teen Mini art show-Create any medium of art on the provided 3×3 canvas. Return to the library by July 29th 2022 to be displayed in the library for the month of August. Prize for public’s favorite.


    August Events:

    Book Club for Adults-Join us 8/25 at 2:30pm upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book, and to meet visiting author Dani Baker. Books are available for pickup at the circulation desk now!

    Story Hour-In person story hour at 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more!   Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions. Last story hour 8/18

    Teen Activity Group- for tweens, teens and young adults. 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25from 3-5pm Chalk Day-RESCHEDULED Come draw with chalk on the library sidewalks and earn a Popsicle! August 3rd, 2022

    Homeschool Hangout-Homeschool families are invited to join us for a small project and “hangout” 8/2 and 8/16 @ 2pm

     Mindful Mondays: Join us on Mondays from 10am-noon for a chance to be fully present, aware and relax. We’ll do yoga, color, practice some breathing exercises, finger labyrinths, and more! No registration necessary- ages 6+  Last session 8/15

    Win it Wednesdays: Join us on Wednesdays from 10am-noon for board games and minute to win it programming! No registration necessary, all ages welcome! Last session 8/17

    Teen Mini art show-Come vote on your favorite are piece! Voting ends 8/26 End of Summer Party-Come play games, do crafts and collect prizes from the summer reading challenge! 8/19 10am-noon