2021 Novelist Book Challenge

Want to read something new this year? Try our 2021 NoveList Book Challenge now – May 29th. There are 3 different lists to choose from with 12 categories on each. Print the lists attached to this post or pick one up at any library location. Mark off the categories you read and return your completed list to be entered to win an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet. Complete as many lists as you can for extra entries. Ebooks and audiobooks also count! Click here to download the form.

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

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

hoopla

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

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

Ohio Web Library

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

Novelist

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