For children from birth through teens & the adults who care for them, here's a whole world in here…
The Youth Services staff are very friendly and always eager to help young Library users find the materials and information they need or want. The collection is sizeable and fits creatively in a welcoming environment including a cozy sunroom, space just for teens, and plenty of bright space for studying, reading and playing.
The Children's Room has much to offer. There are nearly 30,000 items in the children's collections, including: board books, picture books, readers, chapter books, read-along kits, magazines, audio cassettes, CDs, videos, DVDs, and computer CD-ROMs.
If you would like to search the catalog click here.
SEARCH TIP FOR AV MATERIALS
You can view lists of children's books and music on tape or CD; videos, DVDs and CD-Roms.
For example, if you want to see a list of children's DVDs at PPL:
- Go to the catalog.
- Search by Call number, type in "DVD" and .
- In the box with a pull-down menu for WHERE item is located select J-PPL-Juvenile.
- Click the Search button.
Similarly, search by call numbers: CD; KIT; AUDIO; MUSIC; or CD-ROM, and proceed as above.
Free programs such as Story Times, Lapsits, Toddler Times, Author Visits, Summer Reading Programs, Class Visits, Make-and-Take Projects, Book Talks, and Guest Presenters are offered through the year for kids of all ages. To see current happenings, click here.
HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD
All Portsmouth residents and students from Kindergarten up may get a Portsmouth Public Library card. Each year, the Kindergarten classes are issued their first PPL cards, at the Library or at school. It is a very exciting time! For more about Library cards Click here.
The Games, Word Processing, and Internet computers are exclusively for use by children under 18.
GAMES CD ROM COMPUTER
The games computers are not connected to the Internet. A variety of educational and recreational CD-ROMs are available for to use at this computer. Internet computers are available in the Youth Services room for children under 18.
WORD PROCESSING COMPUTER
There is a word processing computer and printer in the Youth Services Room. Paper may be purchased for 10 cents per page. Color printing is available for 25 cents per page.
Any restriction of a child's access to computers or to computer-based services is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, or immediate caregiver.