Category: Featured

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 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 »

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 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

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 Savings Bank Portsmouth Insurance Agency Desco Federal Credit Union The Happy Pot WSAZ Children’s Charities COSI Kings Island Ohio State Parks Newport Aquarium The Ohio State Fair The Ohio Renaissance Festival Adopt a Book Portsmouth Kiwanis Camden Park. You’re #1 in our books!!! Be sure to register for Summer Reading before July 11, 2016.

Novelist Plus

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 »

Local History Website

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.

Join a Book Group

The Library hosts a book group for people of all ages every month. Feel free to drop in or you can contact the library at (740) 354-5688 for more details. You can view details about our various clubs here.