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 »
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.
Due to the continuing health and safety concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have reduced our library hours. Take a look at what the hours for your library branch will be. We are excited to see you very soon!
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
Use this form to apply for a digital library card and get immediate access to Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla Digital. Click here to register for a 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. Click here to access hoopla Digital
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
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 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