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

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!

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

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.

Once Upon an Escape : Escape the Fairytale

Oh no! You are trapped in a fairy tale! Use your fairy tale knowledge and the clues throughout the virtual escape room in order to escape on time in order to make it home before bed. This program will premiere on the Library’s Facebook page, so check out Portsmouth Public Library on Facebook for more details

Enchanted Eats: Star Wars

Miss Sarah will show you how to create Luke Skywalker’s famous blue colored milk slushie in this installment of Enchanted Eats. In the Star Wars universe this drink comes from Banthas, but they aren’t exactly common on Earth so enjoy this summer treat instead! May the Force be with you!

Pom-Pom Pets: Take N’ Make

Kids can show their love of animals by creating fluffy pom-pom pets! Each kit contains the patterns for 8 different animals (flamingo, sea turtle, sloth, spider, bear, elephant, shark, or bat) and enough materials to mkae two pom-pom pets! Call Youth Services to inquire about the craft’s availability at (740) 354-5562. These crafts for children ages 12 & under.

Journal Your Summer

Decorate your own journal this summer with this simple and easy craft! Come pick up the materials from the Youth Services Department! Call Youth Services to inquire about the craft’s availability at (740) 354-5562. These crafts for children ages 12 & under.

Comic Con @ Your PPL: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Enjoy Comic Con from home safe & sound. See cosplayers, get the scoop on upcoming programs and graphic novels at the library and even enjoy meeting the characters from some of your favorite shows/books! Fantasy & Sci-fi #4 Join a Sith Empress from the Star Wars universe & Minette from the Fantasy series: The Tea Party Society as they venture about the Library this summer reading meeting your favorite characters, learning new crafts and getting into all kinds of trouble. This is the last Comic-Con session for the Summer and we hope that you all enjoyed watching it as much… Read More »