Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Summer Reading Finale

Location: Portsmouth Public Library – 1220 Gallia Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662 Date: Saturday, July 27th at 11am Join us for a full day or Family Fun as we celebrate the end of Summer Reading. All… Read More »

Summer Reading For All Ages

Summer Reading for all ages begins June 3rd at all locations! Join us for fun programs and more through July 13th. Ages 13+ sign-up at the Reference desk with a valid library card and check… Read More »


The Portsmouth Public Library offers the TumbleBook Library for use by our library patrons. This library is a collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books – suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created… Read More »

Novelist Plus

Find great books. Novelist is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through your library for free!

Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There’s also an ESL component… Read More »