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June 2022

Bookworms Storytime

June 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2022

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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We might do a little singing & dancing, a little bit of arts & crafts, but always do a whole lot of learning as we grow into readers and book lovers aka bookworms🐛📚🍎 Formerly known as Books N’ Play, the Budding Bookworms Storytime is for ages 4-6 and is the next level up from the Wiggle Worms Storytime.

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Wiggle Worms Storytime

June 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 6, 2022

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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The Wiggle Worms Storytime is for parents or caregivers of children ages 2 to 4. You and your little ones will enjoy weekly stories, music and more. Formerly known as Toddler Time, the Wiggle Worms Storytime is for those under 3 years old. After your child is aged out of this group, they graduate and become a Bookworm. 🐛🐛

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The Great Mini Barrier Reef & Coral Reef Figurines

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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–The Great Mini Barrier Reef-Children ages 4-7 will enjoy making every guppy jealous by creating their own personal mini coral reef. Have a piece of a beautiful, colorful ecosystem that many fish call home! Coral Reef Figurines- For kids ages 8-12, come and explore the world of coral reefs! Coral reefs are some of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world. Did you know that it takes corals decades to create reef structures? But, it doesn’t take decades to make your own pieces of coral to display!

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Roly Polies Storytime

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 7, 2022

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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This weekly storytime is perfect for your little bundles of joy! Music, dancing, and reading are essential to your baby’s development so don’t miss out on this wonderful Storytime at the Portsmouth Library. This storytime is for 0 to 24 month old kiddos!

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July 2022

Bookworms Storytime

July 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2022

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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We might do a little singing & dancing, a little bit of arts & crafts, but always do a whole lot of learning as we grow into readers and book lovers aka bookworms🐛📚🍎 Formerly known as Books N’ Play, the Budding Bookworms Storytime is for ages 4-6 and is the next level up from the Wiggle Worms Storytime.

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Sea Monster Mini Golf

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Do you have what it takes to battle some of the fiercest creatures of the high seas? Can you outsmart the Kraken, escape the plastic ocean geyser, outswim Nessie, and evade the 4 headed Hydra? If the answer is ‘yes,’ then you definitely don’t want to miss your chance to play a round of miniature gold on our 9-hole putt putt golf course right here in the library.

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Wiggle Worms Storytime

July 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 6, 2022

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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The Wiggle Worms Storytime is for parents or caregivers of children ages 2 to 4. You and your little ones will enjoy weekly stories, music and more. Formerly known as Toddler Time, the Wiggle Worms Storytime is for those under 3 years old. After your child is aged out of this group, they graduate and become a Bookworm. 🐛🐛

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Fun in the Sun

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us at the library for a sunny beach filled day. We will have a sensory box, shell-matching, beach ball balance and feed the sharks activities. No fear, they’re friendly sharks at the library. Also, you can build your own sand-castle and create you very own decoupage scallop shells. The possibilities are endless and you can let your imagination run through the deep-blue sea. A day at the library is like a day at the beach! (ages 4-12)

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Roly Polies Storytime

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 7, 2022

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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This weekly storytime is perfect for your little bundles of joy! Music, dancing, and reading are essential to your baby’s development so don’t miss out on this wonderful Storytime at the Portsmouth Library. This storytime is for 0 to 24 month old kiddos!

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Candy Aquariums

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Fish are friends not food, but candy fish are delicious! Join Miss Hailey in crafting a delectable diorama of the ocean. Using candy and all edible goodies we will make edible aquariums that will look as good as they taste! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Luca: A sensory & interactive showing

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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YS has crafted a new way to watch your new favorite Pixar movie that brings in the use of all five senses! Enjoy the smell of pasta, feel the salty sea splashing, hear the sounds of an Italian summer, taste the flavor of espresso (without the caffeine) all while we watch the film! No “shhh’s” in this movie theater! This is a recurring program so be on the lookout for more interactive theater days with Youth Services throughout the year! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Ocean Flow Sensory time: Differently Abled Friendly

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join YS for a calming adventure of the sea. You can move, dance or simply chill out to our lights and music . We have blocked this program off for those that are differently abled or have sensory issues. You are all welcome to any of our programming but we thought you might enjoy a program fit & specified for your needs! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Waterless Glowing Fish Tank

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Want fish without the hassle of food and water?!?! Look no further! Join us to create a waterless fish tank scene complete with gravel, plants, and a selection of sea creatures.

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August 2022

Mad Hatter Tea Party

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Don’t be late for this very important date! Alice has explored the library and landed smack dab in the middle of the Mad Hatter’s tea party! Join us for some wild hat making, and decorate your own tea cup!! Light refreshments provided.

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Camp Library

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all campers: grab your gear and head down to the Portsmouth location for Camp Library! Enjoy snack while you craft a dreamcatcher or simply hang out by a tent. Ages 12 & under

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