Summer Reading

The Louise and Marvin Fenster 2018 Summer Reading Program! This years theme is "READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE!" The Fenster family has supported our Summer Reading Programs on behalf of Portsmouth's children for the past 24 years, and this support has made for many wonderful memories, for children of all ages. 

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate this years Summer Reading Program. Below you will find our Calendars of Events organized by age group and branch. You do not need to be library card holder to attend, though hopefully after attending one of our many events, you'll want to be.

Should you wish to participate in the reading portion of the Summer Reading Program, all four branches are registration sites, and registration will be available beginning June 18th. Upon completion of the program, adults will be entered to win a Kindle Fire, and teens will be entered to win a pair of collapsible headphones. 

If you have questions about a particular event, please feel free to call the branch hosting the event. 

We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Summer Reading Event Calendars

design a bookmark contest

dESIGN A bOOKMARK cONTEST!

This year Portsmouth Public Library is holding a bookmark contest just for our TEENS! If you are between the ages of 12-17, please open, and print the bookmark template below to get started! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded, and the winning bookmark will be published!

Just click to open your BOOKMARK TEMPLATE and get in on the design fun!

RULES FOR ENTRY:

  1. DESIGN A BOOKMARK ON THE THEME "READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE"
  2. FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION INFO ON THE BACK OF YOUR BOOKMARK & RETURN IT TO A BRANCH OF PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
  3. WE WILL PUBLISH THE WINNING BOOKMARK IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
  4. THERE WILL BE 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD PLACE PRIZES! 
  5. ENTRIES DUE BY JULY 31ST

further questions? please give us a call at 757-393-8759!