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 »

Galentine’s Day: BFF Party

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 regarding registration

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!

Holiday Budding Bookworms Storytime

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.

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

Living like a Studio Ghibli Film

Are you a fan of Studio Ghibli films? US TOO! Let’s create soot sprites or paint your own Totoro knick knack! This night will be filled with Ghibli inspired crafts while we enjoy some of our favorite films together. Program participants will be limited at the Main branch. Please pre-registration by calling 740-354-5562 All patrons who are 4 years and older are required to wear a mask during the program.

Storytime @Wheelersburg

Bring in the little ones to enjoy several story readings and fun activities! Held at Wheelersburg Library on Tuesdays at 11:30 am. Weekly pre-registration required. Class sizes limited. To pre-register, call 1-740-574-6116 before the day of the story time. Masks will be required for all attending patrons 4 years and older.

Storytime @Wheelersburg

Bring in the little ones to enjoy several story readings and fun activities! Held at Wheelersburg Library on Tuesdays at 11:30 am. Weekly pre-registration required. Class sizes limited. To pre-register, call 1-740-574-6116 before the day of the story time. Masks will be required for all attending patrons 4 years and older.

Storytime @Wheelersburg

Bring in the little ones to enjoy several story readings and fun activities! Held at Wheelersburg Library on Tuesdays at 11:30 am. Weekly pre-registration required. Class sizes limited. To pre-register, call 1-740-574-6116 before the day of the story time. Masks will be required for all attending patrons 4 years and older.

Storytime @Wheelersburg

Bring in the little ones to enjoy several story readings and fun activities! Held at Wheelersburg Library on Tuesdays at 11:30 am. Weekly pre-registration required. Class sizes limited. To pre-register, call 1-740-574-6116 before the day of the story time. Masks will be required for all attending patrons 4 years and older.

Storytime @Wheelersburg

Bring in the little ones to enjoy several story readings and fun activities! Held at Wheelersburg Library on Tuesdays at 11:30 am. Weekly pre-registration required. Class sizes limited. To pre-register, call 1-740-574-6116 before the day of the story time. Masks will be required for all attending patrons 4 years and older.