Closed November 27th

All library locations will be closed Thursday November 27th, re-opening Friday on regular schedule.

Toy Drive

The Portsmouth Public Library has begun its 14th Annual Toy Drive. The library invites the community to bring in a new-unwrapped toy to the Local History Department Display Case. Toys can be for a boy or a girl, age infant-16. If the toy requires batteries, you are asked to please provide...

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...


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!

November 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.

MockingJay 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 * What is the name of District 13’s president? What is the name of the part of District 12 in which Katniss lived? Which character is being held prisoner in the beginning of Mockingjay? Which two characters ge

Portsmouth Area Bicentennial

View the full calendar of events for the Portsmouth Bicentennial Celebration. Events begin August 29th! Be sure to follow Portsmouth Bicentennial on Facebook.

Watch Read and Learn

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.