Portsmouth Public Library Blog

LeapPads now available for check-out

It’s kid-tough and kid-friendly right out of the box. It also includes preloaded content featuring core skills in mathematics, reading and science as well as music, puzzles, logic and creativity to prepare kids for preschool… Read More »

Free COVID Test Kits Coming Soon

We are working to make the AT-HOME COVID TEST KITS AVAILABLE SOON!!! The State of Ohio announced today that free Covid Testing kits are available at many Ohio public libraries. The Portsmouth Public Library System’s… Read More »

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign Up Month Explore everything your library card gives you during this month-long celebration. Printed books, magazines, and newspapers 24/7 online access to e-books, audiobooks, movies, and more! DVDs, Blu-rays, and… Read More »

Delays in statewide delivery service

Due to a recent change in the state-wide library delivery service, all Ohio libraries are experiencing long delays in receiving requested books, DVDs and other materials. This delay is NOT affecting any requests for items… Read More »

We're Hiring

Full-Time Circulation Clerk

Type: Full Time Salary: $9.64/hr Supervisor: Circulation Manager Application Procedure: Online only. No paper applications accepted. Summary: The Circulation Clerk position is responsible for circulation services including checking materials in/out, informing patrons of outstanding account… Read More »

We're Hiring

Part-Time Local History Clerk

Type: Part-Time (24 hours per week) Salary: $9.64/hr Supervisor: Local History Coordinator Application Procedure: Online only. No paper applications accepted. Summary: The Local History Associate provides assistance to on-site patrons with genealogy and local history… Read More »

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S.… Read More »

Try our new Book Bundles!

Check out a Book Bundle today at any library location! In a hurry? Don’t know what to read? A Book Bundle has hand-selected books from popular genres–ready to go! What’s it all about? Book Bundles is a new service to… Read More »

Materials Pickup Service

Pick up your library items in a safe and contact-free way with our Materials Pickup Service! Call your library today to place items on hold and schedule a pick-up date and time.