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Featured Digital Title “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones

Interested in reading “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones? Now through December 31, all Portsmouth Public Library patrons have unlimited digital access to the book. Use your library card to download your copy today at

November A.R.T. Gallery

Thank you for your interest in the A.R.T. (Appalachian Regional Talent) Gallery! Please vote for your favorite piece. At the end of the month, a People’s Choice winner will be selected based on the...

Public Genealogy Contributions

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.

Oil Painting Group

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 (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...

Thank you 2016 sponsors!

The Portsmouth Public Library would like to thank our following sponsors for making the 2016 Summer Reading Program possible: Rotary of Portsmouth Ohio Southern Ohio Medical Center CareSource King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio American...