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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:

June 25

Monster Mania @ 4pm @ NB

June 26

Lions in the Night at 2pm @ WH

Pajama Party at 4pm @ SW

June 27

4th of July Party at 2pm @ P

4th of July Party at 2pm @ LU

Call 354-5688 for more information.

Story times

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

Upcoming 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

Blanket Drive

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 26.

Trip to SSU’s Clark Planetarium

Shawnee State University has graciously agreed to host 50 of the Portsmouth Public Library’s patrons aged 13 and older on June 26 at 7pm.


The Knitter’s Group will be meeting in the Quiet Room of the Portsmouth library location at 5:30pm on Tuesday, June 28.

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 25

Microsoft Publisher at 5pm

Tuesday, June 26

Computer Basics at 5pm

Wednesday, June 27

Computers for Seniors at 10am

Thursday, June 28

Computers for Seniors at 3pm

Friday, June 29

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.

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