To Scioto County: The Portsmouth Public Library Board of Trustees met today and decided to temporarily close the Library beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. until at least April 6. This closure is meant to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The decision mirrors the state’s decision to close K-12 schools until April 6. In addition, as of today, both the Ohio Library Council and the American Library Association released recommendations for all public libraries to close for the health of patrons and staff. The decision to close the library was not made lightly. We are entering unchartered… Read More »
The Portsmouth Library is interviewing local military veterans. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this project, please call 740-354-5688 ext. 10519 to schedule an interview. The interviews will be conducted by U.S. Army veteran John McHenry. Video is the preferred format, but audio-only is also available. To view our existing veteran interview videos, check out our YouTube Channel.
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 »
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 »
WHAT IS IT? An online learning solution to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of instructional videos on business, creative, and technology topics. HOW DO I ACCESS IT? With your library card number and PIN, you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection. NEED A LIBRARY CARD? Click here for information on getting a Portsmouth Public Library card. Click Here to Access Lynda.com! The Portsmouth Public Library now offers free access to the Lynda.com online library of instructional video tutorials. Log in with your library card number and… Read More »
Your PPL is featuring a new service called Quick Pick to help you get new books more quickly! Here’s how it works: Quick Pick is a special collection of new adult fiction & non-fiction books including bestselling titles and older, high demand titles that compliments the existing collection. This service allows patrons to bypass the hold list so that everyone gets the book quicker–just pick it up and go! Quick Pick titles are available at the Main branch and cannot be transferred to another branch for check out. Quick Pick titles check out for one week only (7 days) and… Read More »
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 a family member, friend or co-worker. Your gift makes it possible for the Library to enhance its collections and continue to serve as a vital resource for the community. Your donation will be used to purchase adult, teen, or children’s materials in the subject area of your interest. A bookplate will be added to each new item and a note acknowledging the gift will also be… Read More »
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 someone you know! 🙂 Interested in donating your old yearbooks to the collection? Call the 740-354-5304 for more information. Can’t make it into the library? Many of the yearbooks have been added to our digital collection! Glenwood High School Minford High School Portsmouth East High School Portsmouth High School Portsmouth West High School South Webster High School Wheelersburg High School
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Find Your Next Favorite Book 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. Go to Website What You Get Reading recommendations Book reviews Plot summaries Subject and genre guides Descriptions of tone, pace, writing style, appeal factors, etc. Book discussion guides and more… What You Need Unlock your access today. All you need is your library… Read More »
Thousands of new items have been added and cataloged into our new online Digital Collection. Visit our Local History page and check out the collection as well as our online search databases, subscription databases and more.