Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Winter is Bearable with a Book Bundle

Cozy up with a Book Bundle this winter for a chance to win fun prizes! If you find a Golden Ticket inside your bundle, bring it to a library desk to claim your prize.

Drive-Up Santa Visits

Join us for a drive-up visit with Santa starting at 5:30pm at all library locations. Park your car in the marked spot and wait for Santa to come up to your car. You can snap… Read More »

We're Hiring

Full-Time Branch Clerk (Wheelersburg)

Type: Full -Time Salary: $10.59 per hour plus benefits 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… Read More »


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

At Home Covid Tests

Pick up a COVID test at your local library! Contact a branch library for more information. The library is a distribution site to pick up a test kit for at-home use. Some things of note… Read More »

New Service! – World Book eBooks

The World Book eBooks platform includes a rich library of beautifully illustrated titles for all ages and interests. Are you an animal fan? Learn amazing animal factoids in the Animal Lives series! Think space is… Read More »

LeapPads now available for check-out

It’s kid-tough and kid-friendly right out of the box. It also includes preloaded content featuring core skills in mathematics, reading and science as well as music, puzzles, logic and creativity to prepare kids for preschool… Read More »

Delays in statewide delivery service

Due to a recent change in the state-wide library delivery service, all Ohio libraries are experiencing long delays in receiving requested books, DVDs and other materials. This delay is NOT affecting any requests for items… Read More »

We're Hiring

Part-Time Local History Associate

Type: Part-Time (24 hours per week) Salary: $9.64/hr Supervisor: Local History Coordinator Application Procedure: Online only. No paper applications accepted. Summary: The Local History Associate provides assistance to on-site patrons with genealogy and local history… Read More »