Kids’ Summer Reading Events
The annual Summer Reading Program is by far our favorite library endeavor. We offer programs and projects for all age groups. For a complete schedule visit our website, www.yourppl.org or stop by your local branch. This week:
Dream a Little Dream at 4pm @ New Boston
Grab Bag Crafts all day @ Northwest
Dreaming of the Future; Careers (law) at 2pm @ Wheelersburg
Space Case at 4pm @ South Webster
Lions in the Night at 2pm @ P
Monster Mania at 2pm @ LU
Call 354-5688 for more information.
Illustration for Kids
The New Boston Branch will be hosting an exciting class series for kids ages 6-14. There will be three classes in the series. The first is titled ‘Illustration for Kids,’ and will contain three separate classes. During the first class kids will bring an object they would like to write a story about and begin their story. The second class they will begin to illustrate their story using the object they bring as a guide for their drawing. The final class will let them color and shade their artwork. Library staff will be available to assist and teach them as the kids’ projects progress. Class one will take place June 8 at 4pm. Please call 456-4412 for more information.
Story times for children ages 3 months- 6 years at various Portsmouth Public Library locations will be held this week. The schedule is as follows:
Family Story time-Appropriate for children of all ages
New Boston- Monday, at 11
Wheelersburg-Tuesday at 11am
Northwest- Wednesdays, at 11am
Lucasville- Wednesday, at 11am.
South Webster-Thursday at 11:30am
Pre-School Story time-Appropriate for children ages 4-6 years
Portsmouth- Tuesday at 11:30am
Toddler Time-Appropriate for children ages 2-3 years
Lucasville- Monday at 11am.
Portsmouth- Wednesday at 11:30am
Book Babies-Appropriate for children ages 3-24 months
Portsmouth- Thursday, at 11am.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Dogs in the library? You bet.
Certified Therapy Dogs (and their owners) will be at various library locations. The dogs will be available to listen to any young reader wishing to practice their skills.
At New Boston-Mondays 3-5pm
At Wheelersburg-Thursdays 4-5:30pm
At Lucasville-Fridays from 3-5pm
At Portsmouth- Saturdays from 2-4pm
For more information, call 353-5834.
Adult/Teen Summer Reading Activities
Howl at the Moon Photo Contest
PPL is asking for the best night time photo. Some ideas for photographs could be a peaceful sunset, a spooky full moon, or a picture of city lights at night. Submissions will be on display at all locations for the entire month of June. A winner will be chosen from each location and posted to our website
We are asking all patrons to donate NEW bedding items for the Salvation Army. All donated items can be taken to any location for the entire month of June.
The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10am in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 5.
Teens age 12-18 will be able to dance the night away dressed as their favorite brain-eatting creature. There will be games, prizes and lots of fun. Join us:
June 5 at 5:30 at Wheelersburg
June 7 at 5:30 at Portsmouth
Please call 354-5688 for more information.
Twilight Movie/Trivia Night
Twilight fans are invited to join us at the Lucasville library location June 9 at 2pm to view Twilight. Pay close attention there will be a quiz after and a chance to win some great prizes. Please call 354-5688 for more information.
Video Memoir Collection
The Portsmouth Public Library is always looking for individuals willing to share their experiences from living in Scioto County. Please call 740-353-5834 to schedule an interview.
Technology Classes Offered
The Information Technology Department of the Portsmouth Public Library will be offering a variety of computer classes this week. The schedule is as follows.
Monday, June 4
PowerPoint at 5pm
Wednesday, June 6
Computers for Seniors at 10am
Friday, June 8
Photo Editing at 11am
If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned technology classes or to sign up, please call (740) 354-5688, ext. 204.
For questions regarding the above release, please contact Grace Peach at (740)353-5834.