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Our New Building's First Art Exhibit!

Paintings by Soo Rye Yoo on Display this Summer

We are pleased to exhibit the work of Soo Rye Yoo this summer. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Soo clearly loves the act of exploration in her artwork. As Art New England described, she moves easily "between oil and acrylic paint; bold cadmium orange and red, deep cerulean blue. One can imagine Yoo in her studio, dancing with her brushes and paint, enjoying every energetic moment of creation."

Time to Sign Up for Summer Reading 2022!

Program Runs from June 27 to July 29

Find out about all the events!

Story Trail is Back!

Come Meet Crunch the Shy Dinosaur

The trail is located behind Town Hall. Go to the kiosk at the start of the trail and look for the Story Trail sign






Daytime Book Group

Monday, June 27, 3:30 PM

Join us in person or via Zoom for a discussion of House of Mirth, Edith Wharton's classic novel of the Gilded Age. If you'd like to join us virtually, contact us at 743-1400 or and we'll send you the link. This will be the last book discussion until September 26.

Friends of the Library Will Meet in August

Thursday, June 9, 7:00 PM

The next meeting is Thursday, August 11, 7:00 PM.

We Got a Grant...

And Madbury will have a preschool playground!

 After many months of planning, we are excited to announce that the library has been awarded a grant for just over $14,000, to install a natural playground outside the Children's Room. The funds are part of the American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA)  and the award comes from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the NH State Library, The grant funds will be combined with other money raised--especially Lorraine Morong memorial funds--to create a story time circle near the building and a full outdoor play and learning space.

Read the full press release here.

Two Weekly Story Times for the Summer

Mondays at 10:30, Wednesdays at 11:00

Join Miss Jacky Mondays at 10:30 for stories, songs, crafts & fun. Miss Kayla will offer yoga stories Wednesdays at 11:00. Registration not required--just come!

The Story Trail is up!

Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

  Walk along and read Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee on the Story Trail! A huge thank you to Jim Davis for  his help setting up the trail! 

Our Summer Hours

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00-8:00; Thursdays, 10:00-5:00; Saturdays, 10:00-2:00

We will be open until 8:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays through August. Come see us!

Our Building Wins Another Award!

AIA NH 2021 Design Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) of New Hampshire have chose Placework of Portsmouth for a 2021 Merit Award for Excellence in Architectural Design. In their announcement the judges cited the "choice of simple and clean details that feel both new and in keeping with the town offices." Congratulations to lead designer Brian Murphy and the entire Placework team.



Oyster River Community Read

Community Conversations on the Crisis in Ukraine, April & May 2022

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Looking for Study or Meeting Space?

We have two rooms available for your schedule.

Our Small Meeting Room or Community Room are available for study or work space. Please call 743-1400 to schedule.  More information here.

Check out the Virtual Library

Story Time Videos and More!

Click here to visit the virtual library and watch story time videos!