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 »

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!

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

Toddler Time

Toddlers aged 0 – 3 are invited to the Lucasville Library for stories, songs and play! Toddler Time will run on Tuesdays at 11:00AM from January 25th through April 5th. All participants over the age of 4 are required to wear masks. Please call 740-259-6119 if you have any questions or would like to register, space is limited.

Design Your Own Squishies

Join us in our Youth Services Department at the Main Branch for a fun design your own squishie activity! *Ages 12 and under* *Registration required* Please call 740.354.5688 to reserve your seat today!

Holiday Wiggle Worms Storytime

The Wiggle Worms Storytime is for parents or caregivers of children ages 3 and under. You and your little ones will enjoy weekly virtual storytime posts, book recommendations, music and more. Formerly known as Book Babies and Toddler Time, the Wiggle Worms Storytime is for those under 3 years old. After your child is aged out of this group, they graduate and become a Budding Bookworm. πŸ›πŸ›

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 bookwormsπŸ›πŸ“šπŸŽ 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

Wiggle Worms Storytime

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. The Wiggle Worms Storytime is for parents or caregivers of children ages 2 to 4. You and your little ones will enjoy weekly stories, music and more. Formerly known as Toddler Time, the Wiggle Worms Storytime is for those under 3 years old. After your child is aged out of this group, they graduate and become a Budding Bookworm. πŸ›πŸ›

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.

Wiggle Worms Storytime

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. The Wiggle Worms Storytime is for parents or caregivers of children ages 2 to 4. You and your little ones will enjoy weekly stories, music and more. Formerly known as Toddler Time, the Wiggle Worms Storytime is for those under 3 years old. After your child is aged out of this group, they graduate and become a Budding Bookworm. πŸ›πŸ›