Closed December 24...

All Library Locations Will Be Closed December 24 and 25.

Full-Time Branch C...

Summary: The Branch Clerk position is responsible for circulation services, shelving and providing reference and readers’ advisory services. This position provides exceptional customer service to patrons and community groups at a branch location. The position also assists in the...

December ART Competition. Vote Now

This month’s gallery is comprised of artwork submitted by local artists and is currently on display at the Main Library. Click any image below to view a larger version.

The Hobbit Trivia

Want to try our new media trivia? Please complete and submit the form to the Reference or Circulation desk and you could win an media-themed prize!! Your Full Name * Your Phone Number * Who is the author of the book The Hobbit? What is the name of the mountain where the dwarves are from? Name another book in PPL’s catalog written by the author of The Hobbit. http://catalog.yourppl.org What is another name for the Ark

Part-time Circulat...

Summary:  The Circulation Clerk public service position is responsible for providing a positive and friendly interactive experience for library users. Also responsible for circulation services including checking materials in/out, collecting fines, issuing cards, maintaining patron records and...

Full-Time Library ...

Summary: The Library Associate is a part of the Public Services Department. The position is responsible for providing reference and readers’ advisory services; participating in collection development of assigned areas of the collection; assisting with departmental programming and...

Dictionary Art

REQUIRED MATERIALS: One Dictionary (at least 8.5×11 sized pages) Pencil, Ruler & Scissors Utility Knife Computer & Printer Access to language dictionaries or online transaction services. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Using a utility knife, remove a page from your dictionary. Cut page down...

Memorial Donations

Honor someone special in your life by making a meaningful donation to the Portsmouth Public Library in their name. A tribute or memorial gift is a simple, thoughtful way to show your respect for a family member, friend or co-worker. Your gift makes it possible for the Library to enhance its collections and continue to serve as a vital resource for the community. Your donation will be used to purchase adult, teen, or children’s materials in the subject area of your interest. A bookplate will be added to each new item and a note acknowledging the gift will also be sent. Please contact the library at(740)354-5688, visit any library...

THANK YOU!

The Library Renewal Levy was approved by 70% of the voters of Scioto County! On behalf of the Library Board and staff, we are very appreciative of your support and will continue to improve our services and programs in the years to come. Thank you, Scioto County!

Leaf Book Wreath I...

Supplies Needed: Wire coat hanger Book with worn or discolored book pages Glue gun Glue sticks Red, yellow, brown and orange construction paper Scissors Tree Twigs Instructions: Step 1: Shape wire coat hanger in the shape of a circle. Step 2: Cut out leaves of different sizes from book pages...


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