2020 Adult and Teen Summer Reading

Fairy Tale Trivia Complete this fairy-tale themed trivia for a chance to be entered into a prize drawing. Portsmouth Floodwall Trivia The theme of PPL’s 2020 Summer Reading is Imagine Your Story. The Portsmouth Floodwall murals tell a local story throughout time. How many stories do you know about the murals? These walls do talk… Start the trivia Readers’ Advisory At Your Service July 22 and August 5 from 2-3pm Visit PPL’s Facebook to enjoy live chat sessions with staff available to answer your reading questions and offer suggestions for your next read! Just go to our Facebook post, comment… Read More »

2020 Summer Reading – Imagine Your Story

Summer Reading is back! This year the library is offering our summer reading program virtually. Join us July 1st- August 15th for this exciting adventure! Follow these simple steps: Register online here Log your progress online to complete the program Children 12 and under that complete the program will receive a free paperback book and drawstring book bag and be entered into our grand prize drawing. Teens ages 13-17 and adults age 18+ that participate in reading and programming are eligible for prize drawings! Like and follow our Facebook and YouTube channel for more information about virtual programs.


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


Portsmouth Public Library System card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles. Click here to access hoopla Digital

Ohio Web Library

A large collection of ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded to your device. For first time users, click on the following guides for instructions: Click here to access the Ohio Digital Library


TumbleBooks is a collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books – suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book. Click here to access Tumble Books

Ohio Web Library

The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. Click here to access the Ohio Web Library


There’s not enough time to read everything. Choose your next read wisely with book recommendations from the experts. Discover new books based on your likes and dislikes; Get a critic’s perspective of your book club pick to drum up a lively discussion; Find out which books you should read in series order. Click here to access Novelist

Ohio Memory Project

Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Click here to access the Ohio Memory Project