Pirate Day

Do you want to join the swashbuckling fun? First design your own pirate gear then enjoy all the fun of being a pirate like treasure, sand, and hooks for hands! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

Earth Day Tote Bag Designing

Let’s celebrate our home planet while crafting an environmentally friendly tote bag! You can use it for anything you wish, but it would certainly be perfect for carrying library books! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

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 »

Fruit Bowl Bird Feeder

Ready for Spring? Let’s feed the birds. Make an apple bird feeder from fruit bowls. Event held in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please call 740-354-5304 to register. Space limited.

Pet Rock Adoption Day

Do you want a pet that won’t make a mess, won’t run away and doesn’t require feeding?!?! Of course you do! Join Youth Services at the Portsmouth Public Library in creating your own unique pet rock. Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

Mini Minecraft Chests

Store your loot in your very own Minecraft styled chest! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library Call 740-354-5562 for more information

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.

Yarn Painting

Ever paint with yarn? Would you like to paint without using any paint? Please join us in this fun art project! Event held in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please call 740-354-5304 to register. Space limited.

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

Pom Pom Monsters

Join us to make your own monster from poms-poms. Be creative and possibly scary with different additional materials. Event will be in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please call 740-354-5304 to register. Space limited.