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Closed October 14th

All Portsmouth Public Library locations will be CLOSED Monday, October 14, 2019 for staff in-service. All locations will reopen Tuesday, October 15 with regular business hours.

Questions about the Portsmouth Public Library Renewal Levy

What we’re asking for:  The Library system is asking all Scioto County voters to approve a 5-year renewal of the Library’s one-mill levy. It’s the same levy you have now! Will my taxes go up if the levy is renewed? No. Since this is a renewal, your tax stays the same. What is the tax rate now? The current library levy costs a home owner $2.92 monthly if the home is valued at $100,000 . There would be NO CHANGE to the amount currently included in your property taxes. What will you do with the funds should the levy pass?  Continue… 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 digital – all you need is a valid library card! 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 – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has… Read More »

Time Traveler Newsletter July/Aug

Welcome to The Time Traveler: Portsmouth Past and Present! Our goal is to bring Scioto County, Ohio’s past to life through engaging articles, archives, and images that residents can be proud to share today. Be on the lookout for our next issue in September!

TumbleBooks

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 from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book. These electronic books are a literacy resource that keeps children interested and involved in reading and are great for children learning to read. The interactive web site keeps children engaged and contributes to success in school while helping to instill a love of reading. The TumbleBook Library collection can… Read More »

Novelist Plus

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

Time Traveler Newsletter May/June

Welcome to The Time Traveler: Portsmouth Past and Present! Our goal is to bring Scioto County, Ohio’s past to life through engaging articles, archives, and images that residents can be proud to share today. Be on the lookout for our next issue in July!

Time Traveler Newsletter March/April

Welcome to The Time Traveler: Portsmouth Past and Present! Our goal is to bring Scioto County, Ohio’s past to life through engaging articles, archives, and images that residents can be proud to share today. Be on the lookout for our next issue in May!

Time Traveler Newsletter #5

Welcome to The Time Traveler: Portsmouth Past and Present! Our goal is to bring Scioto County, Ohio’s past to life through engaging articles, archives, and images that residents can be proud to share today. Be on the lookout for our next issue in March!