Luca: A sensory & interactive showing

YS has crafted a new way to watch your new favorite Pixar movie that brings in the use of all five senses! Enjoy the smell of pasta, feel the salty sea splashing, hear the sounds of an Italian summer, taste the flavor of espresso (without the caffeine) all while we watch the film! No “shhh’s” in this movie theater! This is a recurring program so be on the lookout for more interactive theater days with Youth Services throughout the year! Please call (740) 354 – 5562 for more information

Candy Aquariums

Fish are friends not food, but candy fish are delicious! Join Miss Hailey in crafting a delectable diorama of the ocean. Using candy and all edible goodies we will make edible aquariums that will look as good as they taste! Please call (740) 354 – 5562 for more information

Water Party: Water Play at Portsmouth

Beat the heat at the library with some fun water play set up inside and outside of the library. Sprinklers, water balloons, spray toys and so much more! Remember to wear appropriate attire (shoes, shirts, and pants). Sensory water play stations will be set up inside for babies and toddlers if they don’t feel like joining us outside. Please call (740) 354 – 5562 for more information

Ocean Flow Sensory Time: Differently Abled Friendly

Join YS for a calming adventure of the sea. You can move, dance or simply chill out to our lights and music . We have blocked this program off for those that are differently abled or have sensory issues. You are all welcome to any of our programming but we thought you might enjoy a program fit & specified for your needs! Please call (740) 354 – 5562 for more information

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.

A Novel Idea Book Group

Free reading event. A Novel Idea Book Group meets monthly online via Google meets. May’s book selection: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

Storytimes @Wheelersburg

Bring in the little ones to enjoy story readings and fun activities! Weekly pre-registration required. Class size limited. To pre-register, call 1-740-574-6116 before the day of the story time. MASKS required for attending Patrons ages 4 and up. Tuesdays @11:30 am.

Storytimes @Wheelersburg

Bring in the little ones to enjoy story readings and fun activities! Weekly pre-registration required. Class size limited. To pre-register, call 1-740-574-6116 before the day of the story time. MASKS required for attending Patrons ages 4 and up. Tuesdays @11:30 am.

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 runs from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting Room.

Fiction Book Group

Fiction book group meets at 4pm in the Meeting Room at PPL Main Branch. Book Selection: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn.

Read Around: Blind Date with a Book

Stop by any branch location and pick up a blind date with a book. Fill out a review of your “date” to be entered to win an Echo Dot. All ages are eligible. Books can be found in Adult, Young Adult and Childrens.