Once Upon an Escape : Escape the Fairytale

Oh no! You are trapped in a fairy tale! Use your fairy tale knowledge and the clues throughout the virtual escape room in order to escape on time in order to make it home before bed. This program will premiere on the Library’s Facebook page, so check out Portsmouth Public Library on Facebook for more details

Journal Your Summer

Decorate your own journal this summer with this simple and easy craft! Come pick up the materials from the Youth Services Department! Call Youth Services to inquire about the craft’s availability at (740) 354-5562. These crafts for children ages 12 & under.

Moana Suncatchers: Take N’ Make Crafts

Does the sea call you like Moana? Come pick up the materials to make your own Heart of Te Fiti Suncatcher from the Youth Services Department! Call Youth Services to inquire about the craft’s availability at (740) 354-5562. These crafts for children ages 12 & under.

Zoo Live from the Library! Mythical & Real

Join us as we learn about mythology from all around the world by meeting the critters and creatures that folklore and myths are written about. We will have a mythical zookeeper handy so that no gnomes go wild and the pixies and perfect peaches!

Comic Con @ Your PPL: Graphic Novels

Enjoy Comic Con from home safe & sound. See cosplayers, get the scoop on upcoming programs and graphic novels at the library and even enjoy meeting the characters from some of your favorite shows/books! Newest in graphic novel scene #3 Get in the know with Roller Girl & Sloane from Anti-hero as they talk about the “awesomest” section of the library: THE GRAPHIC NOVELS! Get the scoop on new titles and get the first look at the book trailers for the upcoming titles this summer. BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE!!!! Catch ‘em All: Become a Pokémon Trainer After you watch… Read More »

Fireworks Flashlights: 4th of July Craft

Celebrate the Fourth of July by making your very own Fireworks Flashlight! Visit the Youth Services Department and pick up the materials you will need to make this fun craft! Call Youth Services to inquire about the craft’s availability at (740) 354-5562. These crafts for children ages 12 & under.

Fossil Hunting with Isabelle

Help Isabelle find fossils in the library! At the end of the hunt, Isabelle will show you how to make your very own fossil with the Take and Make craft bag that can be picked up in the Youth Services Department at the Portsmouth Branch. This program will premiere on the Library’s Facebook page, so check out Portsmouth Public Library on Facebook for more details. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!! Create Your Own Animal Crossing Fossil Come pick up the materials to make your own Animal Crossing Fossil from the Youth Services Department! Call Youth Services to inquire about the craft’s… Read More »

Do a Craft with Dad: DIY birdfeeder

This Take N’ Make Kits includes everything you you need to make a birdseed log that can attract beautiful songbirds to your yard. Along with the craft supplies, you will receive resources and activity sheets for identifying common birds of Ohio Call Youth Services to inquire about the craft’s availability at (740) 354-5562. These crafts for children ages 12 & under.

Comic Con @ Your PPL: Girl Power

Enjoy Comic Con from home safe & sound. See cosplayers, get the scoop on upcoming programs and graphic novels at the library and even enjoy meeting the characters from some of your favorite shows/books! Girl power titles #2 Rogue from XMEN & April from the Lumber Janes are hosting a panel all about the best Empowering titles for young girls! The two powerful characters will talk about new series in the library and host a craft that anyone can to show true power: Uplifting other women with friendship. WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!! Friendship Bracelets to the MAX After you watch this… Read More »

Father’s Day Shark Magnet Craft

Every fin-tastic dad deserves a gift! Use foam pieces and plastic googly eyes to create a cool Father’s Day present. Take-N-Make. Available while supplies last.