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 »

Maker Space Saturday

Calling all artists, inventors, builders, and thinkers! This monthly STEAM-Based kids program will challenge you to solve problems and get creative with a variety of everyday items (rubber bands, cardboard, batteries, etc.). Every month there will be a different Maker Challenge for you to tackle, but if you just want to tinker, LEGOS and art supplies will be set out for anyone to use! Littles should be supervised by a parent during free play with legos and art supplies.

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!

Dungeons & Dragons

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

First Chapter Fridays

Hello, Book Lovers! Check out PPL’s YouTube channel every Friday to listen to a reading of an excerpt from the first chapter of a book selected by staff. These titles can be placed on hold by calling the PPL or using the library’s online catalog along with your PIN.

MANGA and Anime Culture Club

Talk about your favorite series, make a craft, try a snack or drink, win a volume of manga and more. You never know what the club has in store! This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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

Computer Gaming

Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like Brawlhalla and Paladins on the STEAM game database or compete in a match of Apex. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

Wiggleworms Storytime

You and your little ones aged 3 & under will enjoy this weekly storytime with music, dancing and much more! For more information please call 740-354-5562

Craft: String Art

Make intricate designs and cool pictures while learning this fun and easy art style. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.