School Library Service- Summer Newsletter
Summer 1 2023
Here are some of the exciting free local events for children and young people coming up over half-term.
Alderman Lacey Library
- Thursday 1 June, 11am: Animal Magic - create and decorate strange animals
- Plus an Animal Babies scavenger hunt all over the half-term holiday - find the animals and win a sweet!
- Friday 2 June, 11am: Story time then make Rocking UFOs and spring creatures
- Tuesday 30 May, 11am - 12pm: Summer Pinwheels and colouring
- Friday 2 June, 10am - 11am: Fairy and Gnome gardens plus story time.
- Tuesday 30 June, 11am: Spring themed activity
North End Library
- Thursday 1 June, 11am: Spring themed activity
- Friday 2 June, 2pm: Spring themed activity
- Friday 2 June, 2pm - 3pm: Summer pinwheels and colouring in
- Thursday 1 June, 11am: Make a spider hat and butterfly card
Cosham Code Club
From Saturday 13 May, Code Club at Cosham Library will now be on Saturdays, 2-3pm. At Code Club children learn how to make cool games, animations, and websites too! Aimed at children aged around 9 to 11 years, this free club will teach the basics of coding with Scratch. Absolute beginners welcome! Book a place by calling 023 9283 4210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also book by popping into any Portsmouth Library.
Enjoy free access to lots of brilliant eBooks, Audiobooks, Music, Newspapers and Magazines with a Portsmouth Library account. These fantastic offers are available 24/7 and can be accessed anywhere with an internet/wifi connection.
Don't have a Portsmouth Library account? You can join free online! Use a search engine to find 'Portsmouth Library and Archive Service' website and follow the links to 'Public library' and 'Join the library' - you'll be issued with an account number and password which you can use to start accessing the e-services straight away.
Port Solent kids club
Port Solent Kids Clubs take place throughout the school holidays every Tuesday and Thursday. There is a great choice of free fun activities, from arts and crafts to magic and games, to keep children from 3-12 entertained. No booking is required, just pop along and join in.
Tuesday 30 May
Birds of Prey
Flying shows at 12pm and 3pm
Thursday 1 June
Silly Scott and Creation Station
Magic shows at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, plus craft activities 11am to 4pm
Splash Pools – Southsea and Hilsea splash pools will be opening from (subject to water quality testing) on Saturday, 6 May.