Board of Trustees and Library Administration

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets at 12:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

All meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public.

Persons wishing to address the Board at a Board meeting must register by submitting a request to speak with your Name, Contact Information and the Subject to be addressed no later than 5pm the day before the meeting.  Requests may be submitted in-person to staff, via email (director@yourppl.org) or mail: Portsmouth Public Library, Attn. Board of Trustees, 1220 Gallia St, Portsmouth, OH 45662.  Board policy provides speakers with three minutes to present their comments to the Board. The Board will not discuss nor take action on a subject brought up by a speaker until such time that adequate research into the matter can be attained. 

General communications to the Board may be sent to the Portsmouth Public Library, Attn. Board of Trustees, 1220 Gallia St, Portsmouth, OH 45662.

Current Board Members

Tamela Morton President 2027
Charles Kemp Vice-President 2024
Kara Tieman Secretary 2023
Ruthann Brush 2025
Ryan Salmons 2029
Jennifer Schackart 2028