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Closed May 27th

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th . We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28th at regular time.

Spring Book Sale

Book sale items will be available to purchase at all library locations with a larger selection at the Portsmouth Library. Available items will include (while supplies last): Hardback Books-$1.00 Oversized Paperbacks-$1.00 Paperbacks-$0.50 DVDs, Music CDs-$1.00 Audiobooks-$3.00 Magazines-$0.25


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 »

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 out books, books on CD, and magazines to be entered to win weekly prizes! Visit our IGTV channel @yourpploh for bi-weekly book talks fitting this year’s theme: A Universe of Stories. Teens: pick up an essay form at any location and tell us about your favorite summer read to be entered to win a free $10 Amazon gift card! Essay are due on July 13th.… 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 that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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!

Childrens Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “A Universe of Stories” and will start June 3rd at all library locations. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in special Summer Reading programs, set goals to read books, and win free prizes! View our Summer Reading Programs for June here.

We're Hiring

Full-Time Branch Clerk

Type: Full-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 provides exceptional customer service to patrons and community groups at a branch location. The position also assists in the development and implementation of programming. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent 6 months – 1 year experience; customer service experience preferred The ability to use Microsoft Office applications, the library automation system, email and the Internet The ability to understand and communicate routine work related information Essential Functions:… Read More »