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Croc Talk Summer Reading Programs

We will discuss what it means to be a reptile then have an in-depth conversation about Crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and caimans. We use animal artifacts which includes skulls of crocodiles, alligators, and gharials,...

African Penguins Summer Reading Program

Do you want a penguin to waddle around you?! Then this is the program for you! We will bring a live African Penguin along with animal artifacts and discuss everything penguin. We will talk...

Closed Memorial Day

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29th. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 30th at regular time.

Crocs and Penguins at the library!

The library is partnering with the Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation to bring 3 exciting, interactive programs to Summer Reading 2017. Special Programs Scales & Tails: Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as...

Public Genealogy Contributions

Introducing “Public Contributions” to the Local History website. If you have family/descendant photos from the Scioto County area that you do not wish to donate at this time, but you would like to share the image, now we have made that possible.

Afternoon of Oils – Oil Painting Group

Join us in learning techniques in oil painting. There is a $5.00 supply fee, due at time of registration,  for all participants and pre-registration is required. A lack of interest will lead to the...

BookFlix

BookFlix (Premium Subscription)

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed...

Memorial Donations

Honor someone special in your life by making a meaningful donation to the Portsmouth Public Library in their name. A tribute or memorial gift is a simple, thoughtful way to show your respect for...

Yearbook Collection

Come spend a day traveling back in time in our Local History Department at the Portsmouth library!!! We have hundreds of Scioto County High School year books to look through. You might even see...