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

Free Book Fair: Money Smart Week

Let your child’s imagination grow while learning math and money management skills. Youth Services has set up a mini Book fair for your child to enjoy by playing different parts such as patron and salesperson! The best part is that the money is fake but the purchases are real. Your child will be taking home fun prizes, school supplies, and books after their different shifts at the library fair! Each child will receive some money and can have chances to earn more through challenges for a little extra fun! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library… Read More »

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

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

Craft: BrushBots

Join us to make a tiny motor powered robot that moves across a table. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

Craft: Glove Monsters

Create a custom stuffed animal using a simple glove, felt, beads and stuffing. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

Teen Valentine Light Jar

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to paint a beautiful light jar. These jars add a vibe to any space. Register at 740-574-6116 to attend. Space is limited. Mask must be worn.

Craft: Wire and Bead Art

Make a piece of art that looks awesome as a decoration or makes a great Valentines gift. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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!