The annual Summer Reading Program is by far the library’s favorite endeavor. The Portsmouth Public Library offers programs and projects for all age groups. While helping kids maintain their reading practice over the summer and keeping it fun with events and incentives, the library also gives adults a chance to unwind a little during those long summer days.
This year, kids will be inspired by the theme, “Dream Big…Read.” In addition to points and prizes they can earn for the books they read, they also will have a chance to experience new things with great events inspired by nighttime fun. Kids will have the opportunity to attend a pajama party in the middle of the day, make their own dreamcatcher and learn about Native American legends, learn about nocturnal animals, meet a ‘mad scientist,’ design their own aliens, and much more.
Adults and teens can expect some out of the ordinary fun this summer. First, patrons can turn in a ticket for each book they read and be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. But, of course, it doesn’t stop there. Teens can look forward to Poetry Readings, a Twilight Trivia/Movie Night, and a Zombie Prom! Meanwhile, the post-20s set can enjoy a ‘Howl at the Moon’ Photo Contest and a trip to Shawnee State University’s Clark Planetarium. There will also be a blanket drive to benefit the Salvation Army.
All this is just the tip of the iceberg. The library has much more planned for you. The kids’ Summer Reading will run from May 29- July 21. The adult Summer Reading Program will be from June 1-July 9. You can find a full schedule aat www.yourppl.org Or stop by your local branch for a schedule. If you have questions, call 740-353-5834.