2021 Summer Reading Finale

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with us at this FREE event! All ages are invited and participation in the Summer Reading program is not required to attend. Registration starts at 10:30am Magician Mark Wood 11am for all ages Carnival Games 12-2pm for children ages 12 & under. Free Cool Bus Shaved Ice 12-2pm for ages 17 & under. Wand Making 12-1pm for all ages Virtual Escape Room 1-3pm for ages 13 & older. For more information call 740-354-5562.

We're Hiring

Full-Time (New Boston) Branch Clerk

Type: Full-Time Salary: $10.59 per hour Supervisor: Branch Manager Application Procedure: Online only. No paper applications accepted. Summary: The library is accepting applications for a full-time branch clerk scheduled to work 40 hours per week. This position is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to library users including checking materials in and out, collecting fines/fees, issuing library cards, maintaining patron records, shelving materials and addressing patron questions. Program planning and presentation are required for this position and will be one of the main job functions. Duties will vary according to assigned locations and daily staffing levels. The position will be… Read More »

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle. These reliable, easily discoverable materials may be used for homework assignments, personal inquiry, research papers and National History Day type-projects… Read More »

Try our new Book Bundles!

Check out a Book Bundle today at any library location! In a hurry? Don’t know what to read? A Book Bundle has hand-selected books from popular genres–ready to go! What’s it all about? Book Bundles is a new service to help you get quick access to a variety of reading material for all ages. If you’ve missed browsing our new book shelves, use Book Bundles to browse a sample from home. Book Bundles are library items grouped together by format (such as books or audio) or by topic or genre. A variety of Book Bundles are available each month at the library–just grab and go! Or, request your own personalized Book… Read More »

Materials Pickup Service

Pick up your library items in a safe and contact-free way with our Materials Pickup Service! Call your library today to place items on hold and schedule a pick-up date and time.


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


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

Ohio Digital Library

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