Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Closed July 4th

All locations of the Portsmouth Public Library will be closed July 4th. We will re-open on July 5th at normal operating hours.

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Celebrating Those Who Served

The Portsmouth Public Library is celebrating all veterans with a display and programs from July 1st – 9th. The community is invited to submit a photograph of local veterans in uniform to be featured in… Read More »

We're Hiring

Adult Services Coordinator

Summary The Adult Services Coordinator, under the direction of the Deputy Director, is responsible for providing collaborative guidance system-wide. The PS Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the workflow of the Reference and Circulation public desks… Read More »

The Portsmouth Public Library is now fine free


The Portsmouth Public Library System is delighted to announce that our Board of Trustees has approved a new policy — no more daily overdue fines!  FINE-FREE FAQS What does it mean to be “fine-free”? Effective April 1,… Read More »

OverDrive is now Libby!

Brought to you by your local library, and built with 💕 by OverDrive. Warm, personal, and easy to use, Libby is great for users of all ages. Read across devices All your loans, notes, bookmarks,… Read More »


Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Click here to access CreativeBug

New Service! – World Book eBooks

The World Book eBooks platform includes a rich library of beautifully illustrated titles for all ages and interests. Are you an animal fan? Learn amazing animal factoids in the Animal Lives series! Think space is… Read More »