Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Book Bundles begin today!

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… Read More »

Virtual Author Visit, Bonnie Proudfoot

Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:30 PM EST Join the Portsmouth Public Library for a live virtual Author Talk where Athens author, Bonnie Proudfoot, discusses her newest novel, Goshen Road. Proudfoot’s novel is… Read More »

2020 Toy Drive

It’s TOY DRIVE TIME at the Portsmouth Public Library! This year we are offering a contact-less curbside pickup service at our Portsmouth Library location. Just give us a call at 740-354-5304 from the parking lot… 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.

We're Hiring

Part-Time Local History Associate

Type: Part-Time (24 hours per week) Salary: $11.64/hr Supervisor: Local History Coordinator Application Procedure: Online only. No paper applications accepted. Summary: The Local History Associate provides assistance lo on-site patrons with genealogy and local history… Read More »

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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… Read More »