2022 Children's Program

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Explore an Ocean of Possibilities with Portsmouth Public Library this summer! Our Children's Program is for ages 0-8!
Read and log 10 books to win an ocean themed prize! 
Log your books with Beanstack!

Also be sure to join us for all these fun Summer Reading Events and join us for the End of Summer Bash with Victoria Phelps at City Park on July 25th!

Main Library - 601 Court St:

Tuesday June 21 - Rainbow Puppets
Wednesday June 29 - Merman's Pirate Magic Show
Wednesday July 13 - Wendy The Singing Scientist
Wednesday July 20 - Tony M. Music

Boy riding seahorse while reading
Narwhals leaping out of a book


Marvelous Monday- Family Friendly STEM Programs

Talented Tuesday- Crafts

Wacky Wednesday- Contests and Challenges

Throwback Thursday- Make and do activities that were popular in the past!

Funday Friday- Board games

Super Saturday- Build, create, and express your creativity with Legos, Keva planks, and building blocks. 


Go Fish- June 22nd- Age: All Ages- Time: 10 am- 4 pm- Go fishing in our “lake” to win a prize!

Beach in a Bottle- June 28th-Age: All Ages- Time: Drop In 10 am- 4 pm- Make your own beach scene in a bottle.

Sea Monster Contest- July 6th-Age: All Ages- Drop In 10 am- 4 pm- Create the biggest and scariest sea monster to win our contest!

Shark Day- July 14th- Age: All Ages- Time: Drop in 10 am- 4pm- Join us as we make shark tooth necklaces and learn interesting shark facts.

We’re Making Boats- July 18th- Age: All Ages- Time: Drop In 10 am- 4 pm- Learn about the science of boats and build your own!

Pirate Scavenger Hunt-July 27th- Age: All Ages- Time: Drop in 10 am- 4 pm- Grab your best pirate gear and join us in the Children’s Department for a treasure hunt!

August Mystery Bags- Date: August 1st- 31st- Age: All Ages- Time: Drop in 10 am- 4 pm-Stop by and grab a mystery bag with fun activities inside.

Back to School Giveaway- Date :August 1st- 20th Age: All Ages- Time: Drop in 10 am- 4 pm- Enter our contest to win school supplies!

Girl riding a jellyfish while reading

Churchland Library - 4934 High Street West:

Tuesday June 14th @ 5 PM - Family Movie: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Wednesday June 22nd @ 3 PM - Wise Money - Financial Games with Junior Achievement
Wednesday June 29th @ 2:00 PM - Merman's Pirate Magic Show
Thursday July 7th @ 11 AM - Bright Star Theatre presents The Little Mermaid
Tuesday July 12th @ 5 PM - Family Movie: Luca

Cradock Branch - 28 Prospect Parkway

Tuesday June 21 @ 2 PM - Rainbow Puppets
Wednesday July 13 @ 2 PM - Wendy the Singing Scientist