Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Lucasville Family Fall Fest

Our Family Fall Fest is this Saturday at 11:30am at the Lucasville Library!!! Bring the whole family for pumpkin decorating, fall crafts, and The BARKer Farm’s exotic petting zoo. This event is FREE and for… Read More »

2019 Local Author Showcase

Following the trend to shopping local, we are having a day where the community can read local! Come meet local authors of different genres from the Tri-State area, purchase their books and have them autographed.… Read More »

Announcing a New Digital Service – hoopla!

The Portsmouth Public Library System is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla… Read More »

We're Hiring

Part-Time Branch Clerk

Type: Part-Time Salary: $10.11 per hour Supervisor: Branch Manager Application Procedure: Online only. No paper applications accepted. Summary: The Branch Clerk position is responsible for circulation services, shelving and providing reference and readers’ advisory services. This position… Read More »

Full-Time Fiscal Officer

The Portsmouth Public Library has a vacancy for a Full-time Fiscal Officer.  Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees and in conjunction with the Library Director, the Fiscal Officer plans, organizes, and administers… Read More »

Fiscal Officer

Revised 08-28-2015  Type: Full-time Salary: $48,000 – $53,000 (salary commensurate with experience) Reports to: Board of Directors  Summary:  Under Board direction the Fiscal Officer is responsible for the financial operations of the Library pursuant to… 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 »

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