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Requests for Statements of Qualifications for Architect and Engineer Services

The Board of Trustees of the Portsmouth Public Library has established a file with qualifications of providers of professional design services for use by the Board when design services are needed that will cost less than $50,000. Architects, engineers and landscape architects interested in being considered should respond with a statement of qualification. Each firm is responsible for updating its qualifications on an annual basis to remain current.

July A.R.T. Gallery

Thank you for your interest in the A.R.T. (Appalachian Regional Talent) Gallery! Please vote for your favorite piece. At the end of the month, a People’s Choice winner will be selected based on the number of votes received. Be sure to check back with us every month to vote for your favorite artwork!

2018 Summer Reading Finale

The Portsmouth Public Library invites you to LIBRARIES ROCK Summer Reading Finale on July 28th from 12:30 – 3:30. Free for all ages! Registration starts at 12:30pm. Call 740-354-5688 for more information. Attractions: Mark Wood Disco Magic Show | 1:00 – 2:00pm Games for ages 18 and under | 2:00 – 3:00pm Karaoke | 2:30 – 3:30pm Cool Bus Shaved Ice and Popcorn

Free Summer Food Program for Children at Library Branches

The Scioto County Community Action Organization (CAO) will provide free lunches to children during the summer as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program at the Lucasville and South Webster libraries from 12:00 – 12:30pm and the New Boston library from 12:30 – 1:00pm on regular days open. Any child under age 18 may come and eat a free lunch regardless of income level. Young adults between the ages of 19 and 21 years of age may also come and eat if they have a documented physical or developmental disability.

Summer Reading Starts June 4th

Our 2018 Summer Reading Program for children 12 and under starts Monday, June 4!!! This year we’ll be rocking all summer long with story times, crafts, music, and so much more. Keep up with everything planned on our Summer Reading schedule here.

Quick Pick Books

Your PPL is featuring a new service called Quick Pick to help you get new books more quickly! Beginning June 1st, here’s how it works: Quick Pick is a special collection of new adult fiction & non-fiction books including bestselling titles and older, high demand titles that compliments the existing collection. This service allows patrons to bypass the hold list so that everyone gets the book quicker–just pick it up and go! Quick Pick titles are available at the Main branch and cannot be transferred to another branch for check out. Quick Pick titles check out for one week only… Read More »

Adult Summer Reading

Looking for a fun way to reach your reading goals this summer? Adult Summer Reading will begin at all locations May 1st and will run through July 31st. All patrons 18+ with a valid library card may sign up for free at any location and will immediately receive a bag full of fun readers’ advisory information and be entered to win 2 free Renaissance Fair tickets. Once signed up, patrons can enter their check out receipts to be entered to win a bag full of books and our monthly Grand Prizes, all donated from local businesses. All patrons are also invited to attend our Summer Reading Programs in honor… Read More »

Time Traveler Newsletter #2

Welcome to the second edition of The Time Traveler: Portsmouth Past and Present! Our goal is to bring Scioto County, Ohio’s past to life through engaging articles, archives and images that residents can be proud to share today. Be on the lookout for our next issue in July! View the Newsletter

Oil Painting Group

Afternoon of Oils – Oil Painting Group

Join us in learning techniques in oil painting. There is a $10.00 supply fee, due at time of registration,  for all participants and pre-registration is required. A lack of interest will lead to the cancellation of the program. Where: Main Library – First Floor Who: For adults ages 18+, limited to 6 people per session How: For more information or to register, please visit the Reference Desk or call (740) 354-5688 Classes: From 4:00p – 6:00p April 26th– Floral Fence June 28th– Van Gogh style beach scene August 23rd– Peaceful Waters October 25th– Autumn Scene December 27th= Winter Wonderland

Online Book Group

Are you a book lover who can’t seem to fit book group meetings into your busy schedule? Then our Choose Your Own Adventure Online Book Group is perfect for you! Read one of the featured books or select your own “wild card” book to discuss on the online discussion board. Available online 24/7 at:…/174993-choose-your-own-adventure