August ART Competition. Vote Now

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

The Giver 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 Giver? What is the main character’s name in the book? Name another book in PPL’s catalog written by the author of The Giver. http://catalog.yourppl.org What assignment/job i

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...

Pioneer Garden at Shawnee State Park Nature C...

The Portsmouth Public Library, Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District and the Ohio State Park Service have teamed up to bring an exciting project to Scioto County. We will be hosting a Pioneer Garden at the Shawnee State Forest Nature Center. We will be using this garden to teach about gardening, nature and traditional Appalachian life. The garden will be open each Friday at 1pm and activities will begin at 3pm. The bookmobile will be visiting and leading activities about topics including: a pioneer child’s life, traditional music, folk remedies, pioneer clothing and food making. All Ages are welcome to come and learn about our...

How Does Your Garden Grow? Season Schedule

Join us in our garden at Portsmouth Public Library! Learn from experts and get hands on experience this spring and summer. Family participation is encouraged. Gardening Dates: May— 15, 29 @ 6pm June—12, 26 @ 6pm July—10, 24 @ 6pm August—7, 21 @ 6pm September—4, 18 @ 6pm October—2, 16 @ 6pm Rain Barrel Workshop May 31st @ 1pm Pre-Register by calling 259-9231 Barrels and Kits $30 Food Preservation Series June 23 @ 6pm—Canning June 30 @ 6pm—Freezing July 29 @ 6pm—Pickling August 11 @ 6pm—Can & Freeze Soups, Meats, & Stews August 18 @...

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.