Pirate Day

Do you want to join the swashbuckling fun? First design your own pirate gear then enjoy all the fun of being a pirate like treasure, sand, and hooks for hands! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

Earth Day Tote Bag Designing

Let’s celebrate our home planet while crafting an environmentally friendly tote bag! You can use it for anything you wish, but it would certainly be perfect for carrying library books! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

Pet Rock Adoption Day

Do you want a pet that won’t make a mess, won’t run away and doesn’t require feeding?!?! Of course you do! Join Youth Services at the Portsmouth Public Library in creating your own unique pet rock. Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

Mini Minecraft Chests

Store your loot in your very own Minecraft styled chest! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

Wooden Leprechaun Dolls Craft

Craft with Youth Services for Saint Patrick’s Day this year and create your own mini Leprechaun peg dolls. Sometimes painting this old fashioned toys can be tricky but very rewarding (you might get rewarded in GOLD!) Craft is for Children Ages 12 & under March 17th at 6pm

Galentine’s Day: Party with your Besties

Valentine’s Day is lame and over so let’s celebrate what is really important in life… YOUR BESTIES!!!!! Decorate cookies and create friendship bracelets for your BFFs while enjoying snacks and refreshments We will be playing all the best girl power movies and dabble in some Taylor Swift style karaoke! Bring all your friends so we can show the world that Girls just wanna have fun and take as many fantastic pics of your crew at our photo station! For Ages 12 & under (better formatted for tween ages but ALL are welcome!) Call 740-354-5562 for more information

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Winter blues got you down? Then come to Portsmouth Public Library where you will have an un-brr-lieveable good time. Face off with a hungry snowman by feeding him snowballs or prove your waddling skills in a penguin relay. Bring a touch of winter inside by creating your very own waterless snow globe to take home. There is ‘snow’ way you will want to miss this!

Book Babies Storytime

If you are looking for somewhere to bring your babies for social fun and stories: THIS is the place to bring them! For Ages 0 to 24 months For more information please call 740-354-5562

Design Your Own Squishies

Join us in our Youth Services Department at the Main Branch for a fun design your own squishie activity! *Ages 12 and under* *Registration required* Please call 740.354.5688 to reserve your seat today!

Holiday Book Babies Storytime

Ages 0 to 24 months are more than welcome to join us for music, stories, dancing, and much more in this storytime! If you are looking for somewhere to bring your little one this season for some free fun while getting them socialized and developing their beautiful little minds: THIS is the place to bring them!

DIY Gingerbread Ornaments

Deck the Halls with delightful mini ornaments that are sure to bring cheer to your holidays! Give them as gifts or simply dress up your own home with these terracotta pot DIYS! We will have festive music and movies playing throughout our crafting; it will feel like you are in Santa’s Workshop! Join Youth Services at 2pm for this festive craft! For ages 12 & under