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 »

Monthly Read Around

Stop by any branch location and pick up a book with a green cover to keep you pinch proof for St. Patrick’s Day. Fill out a review of your book to be entered to win a prize. All ages are eligible. Books can be found in Adult, Young Adult and the Children’s department.

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

Monthly Read-Around

Check out and read a winter themed book in any format during the month of January. When finished fill out an entry slip at any library location to be entered to win a prize. January’s prize is an Amazon Kindle Fire 7 tablet.

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.

Read-Around: Horror and Thrillers

A READ-AROUND IS AN INFORMAL READING PROGRAM WHERE READERS SHARE RECOMMENDATIONS WITHOUT SCHEDULED MEETINGS. CHECK OUT A BOOK MATCHING THE MONTH’S GENRE/THEME IN ANY FORMAT FROM OUR ADULT COLLECTION. NEED HELP FINDING A TITLE? CONTACT LIBRARY STAFF AT 740-354-5688. AFTER READING THE TITLE, COMPLETE AN OPTIONAL REVIEW USING PPL’S VIRTUAL READSQUARED PROGRAMMING LOG. FOR HELP WITH READSQUARED, PLEASE CONTACT STAFF AT 740-354-5688 OR VISIT YOURPPL.ORG