Portsmouth Public Library Programs

All locations of the Portsmouth Public Library will be closed Thursday,

December 24 and Friday, December 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Locations will reopen on Saturday, December 26 with regular business


December 1- 31- Herdman’ Mitten Tree in Youth Services at the Portsmouth

Public Library. Any mittens, gloves, scarfs, or hats left on the tree

will be donated to local children in need.

December 1-23 – Elf on the Bookshelf- Visit the Circulation Desk at the

Portsmouth Public Library December 1-23 for a clue on Buddy the Elf’s

location in the library. Once you find his location write your contact

info on the date due slip inside the front cover of the library item.

Come back the next day and try to find him in a different location.

Patrons who find Buddy the most will be entered to win a FREE month

membership to SOMC Life Center!

Holiday Story Times:

Tuesday, December 15 at 11am at Wheelersburg

Tuesday, December 15 at 11:30am at South Webster

Tuesday, December 15 at 11:30 at Portsmouth (Books N’ Play)

Tuesday, December 15 at 6pm at Portsmouth

Wednesday, December 16 at 11am at Lucasville

Wednesday, December 16 at 11:30am at Portsmouth (Toddler Time)

Thursday, December 17 at 1pm at Portsmouth (Book Babies)

Children’s Programs:

Monday, December 14- Decorative Christmas Ornaments at 5:30pm at New


Tuesday, December 15 – Santa Visit at 6pm at Wheelersburg

Wednesday, December 16 – Christmas Craft at 4pm at New Boston

Saturday, December 19 – Holiday Crafts at 2pm at Lucasville

Tween Programs:

Thursday, December 17 – American Girl program at 4pm at South Webster

Teen Programs:

Monday, December 14 – Lego Club at 3pm at Portsmouth

Tuesday, December 15 – Movie Time at 3pm at Portsmouth

Wednesday, December 16 – Minecraft at 3pm at Portsmouth

Thursday, December 17 – Don’t Be Board Games at 3 pm at Portsmouth

Friday, December 18 – Frenzied Fridays activity at 3pm at Portsmouth

Adult Programs:

Monday, December 14 – Holiday Shutters at 1pm at Lucasville

Tuesday, December 15 – Dinner and a Movie at 5pm at South Webster

Tuesday, December 15 – Golden Age of Radio with Sam McKibbin at 6pm at


Wednesday, December 16 – Basic Crochet at 10:30am at South Webster

Wednesday, December 16 – Norman Rockwell program at 4pm at Portsmouth

Friday, December 18 – Cooking Club at 4pm at Portsmouth

Computer Instruction Class – Class requires registration

(740-⁠354-⁠5688 ext. 10529) and is located at Portsmouth

Monday, December 14 – Photo Editing at 1pm

Tuesday, December 15 – Devices at 4pm

Thursday, December 17 – Seniors Computer Basics at 3pm

Please contact your local branch for more information on these programs:

Lucasville: 740-⁠259-⁠6119

New Boston: 740-⁠456-⁠4412

Portsmouth: 740-⁠354-⁠5688

South Webster: 740-⁠778-⁠2122

Wheelersburg: 740-⁠574-⁠6116