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

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

Bookworms Storytime

We might do a little singing & dancing, a little bit of arts & crafts, but we always do a whole lot of learning while we have fun every week! For ages 4-6 For more information please call: 740-354-5562

Literary Thursdays: Short Story Group

Think you have to read a whole novel to read a great story? Think again! Join us for a reading and discussion of an amazing story that’s only a few pages long. Join us at 2:30 in the Meeting Room to read “Nicholas was” by Neil Gaiman! This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

Escape The Haunted House!

Can you escape Youth Service’s virtual haunted house? You have to solve puzzles, riddles, and brain teasers all while being quick in order to escape all the ghosts that want you to stay trapped FOREVER! The whole family is welcome to try escaping the ghost infested house all from the comfort of your own non-haunted home at anytime convenient for you!


The Portsmouth Public Library offers the TumbleBook Library for use by our library patrons. This library is a collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books – suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book. These electronic books are a literacy resource that keeps children interested and involved in reading and are great for children learning to read. The interactive web site keeps children engaged and contributes to success in school while helping to instill a love of reading. The TumbleBook Library collection can… Read More »