Library Offers Fine-Free Days
The Portsmouth Public Library is offering patrons a chance to return overdue library materials and clear their library accounts during Fine-Free Days, May 5-19. The Library is having this Fine-Free period to allow patrons to return books, DVDs, magazines and other library materials without paying a fine.
The purpose of fine-free days is to thank the community for their year-round support and to ensure children and families can read and use the library this summer.
During this two-week time, no overdue fines will be charged on overdue items that are returned in good condition. In addition, for accounts with already incurred overdue fines, lost fees and damage fees, if you pay 50% of your account balance in one total payment, the remaining balance will
be waived with the exception of the $10 materials recovery fee. The materials recovery fee will not be discounted or waived and must be paid with the payment. Payment may be made with cash, check, money order, debit or credit card.
The Library’s Fine Free Days will begin Monday, May 5 at 10am and end at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19. Please call 354-5688, visit your local branch or go to yourppl.org for more information.
Kids’ Events Announced
Mother’s day Craft
Join us for a Mother’s day Craft. From 6-7pm. This program is for ages 12 and under.
At New Boston- May 5 at 6pm (456-4412)
At South Webster- May 6 at 6pm (778-2122)
At Portsmouth- May 8- 6 pm (354-5562)
Mother Daughter Tea Party
Join us for Tea Party fun at the Wheelersburg Library location for Mothers and Daughters. Join us May 6 at 6pm. Registration is required. Please call 574-6116.
Mother’s Day String Art
Come and create beautiful patterns with colored string. Join us at the Portsmouth library location May 8 at 4pm. Your personal design will make a great Mother’s Day gift. To ensure enough materials, pre-registration is required. Please call 354-5304 or stop by Local History. Ages 8-12.
Tween American Girl program
May 8th- Tween American Girl program Ages 8-12. 4-5 pm - Bring your dolls and come join us for a fun time. The craft will be flower hairpins and light refreshments. This program is intended for ages 8-12. Join us May 8 at 4pm at the South Webster library location. For more information, call 778-2122.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Certified Therapy Dogs from the Southern Ohio All Breed Dog Club (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.
Portsmouth- 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 2-4pm
For more information, please call 354-5688
Upcoming Adult/Teen Activities Announced
How Does Your Garden Grow? Gardening Classes
This spring and summer the Portsmouth library location will be hosting a community garden. Learn from experts and get hands on experience this spring and summer. Family participation is encouraged. Each class will have both instructional time as well as hand on experience in the community garden.
May 15 at 6pm at the Portsmouth location.
May 29 at 6pm at the Portsmouth location.
For more information, call 354-5688 ext. 10513 or visit our website www.yourppl.org.
Pieces & Patches Quilting
This quilting group welcomes beginners as well as experienced quilters. (this is an Adult Program) Join us at the Lucasville library location May 5 at 6pm.
The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10am in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday, May 6.
Join the Steampunk Club as we venture through worlds of gears and steam, crafts and costumes, and much more! Join us at the Portsmouth library location May 8 at 3pm in the upstairs quiet room.
The A.R.T. Gallery
Photography and Digital Art entries for the June A.R.T. Gallery showing must be submitted to the library by May 24th to be included in the show.
Monthly Media Trivia
Every month PPL offers a new media themed trivia. Fill out a trivia each month to be entered in to win the corresponding “books into movies” prize!
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.
May 5- Photo Editing at 4pm
May 6- Microsoft Word at 1pm
May 7- Computer Basics at 1pm
May 8- Tablets at 11am and Computers for Seniors at 3pm
If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned technology classes or to sign up, please call (740) 354-5688.