Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Closed May 27th

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th . We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28th at regular time.

Spring Book Sale

Book sale items will be available to purchase at all library locations with a larger selection at the Portsmouth Library. Available items will include (while supplies last): Hardback Books-$1.00 Oversized Paperbacks-$1.00 Paperbacks-$0.50 DVDs, Music CDs-$1.00… Read More »


The Portsmouth Public Library offers the TumbleBook Library for use by our library patrons. This library is a collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books – suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created… Read More »

Summer Reading For All Ages

Summer Reading for all ages begins June 3rd at all locations! Join us for fun programs and more through July 13th. Ages 13+ sign-up at the Reference desk with a valid library card and check… Read More »

Novelist Plus

Find great books. Novelist is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through your library for free!

Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There’s also an ESL component… Read More »

We're Hiring

Full-Time Branch Clerk

Type: Full-Time Salary: $10.11 per hour Supervisor: Branch Manager Application Procedure: Online only. No paper applications accepted. Summary: The Branch Clerk position is responsible for circulation services, shelving and providing reference and readers’ advisory services. This position… Read More »