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    Portsmouth Public Library subscribes to a digital content provider called Hoopla.  From a single downloadable app our members can download or stream popular E-Books, E-Audio Books, Movies, Television Shows, Comic Books and Music Albums.  All of these items are available over the internet twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.  All of this is free to members of the Portsmouth Public Library.  All that is needed is your active library card a computer or Apple or Android enabled device.  Check out what Hoopla has to offer!

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    Testing and Education Reference Center

    Portsmouth Public Library is now providing a Gale's Testing and Education Reference Center to it's members.  Members can now use this new service to prepare for GED, SAT, GRE, MCAT, ASVAB and other high school and college examinations.  There is a College Planning Center with all kinds of helpful information about college majors, when to start looking for colleges, checklists for both students and parents.  There are Practice Tests and Courses for the above listed high school and college exams as well as for careers such as nursing, postal worker, real estate and military.  Peterson career e-books are available to read.  There is a career section which helps you to research different career fields.    This database includes a great and easy to use online resume builder.  All you need is an internet connection and an active Portsmouth Public Library card.  Please take a look at this valuable and practical source of information.  


We hope you are as excited as we are for this years, Louise and Marvin Fenster Summer Reading Program! The theme for this year is "READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE!" All four of our libraries are registration sites and will be hosting various programs to help get you excited about reading. Sign up starts on the 18th, so stop by then and grab your sign up packet. 

  1. Preschool S.T.R.E.A.M. at Churchland

    Churchland Branch Library Bring your Preschooler for a fun program based on Science,Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art & Math Held on the 1st Monday of each month. We will have a story that leads us into exploration of the fun kind.
  2. Preschool S.T.R.E.A.M. at Manor

    Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Manor Branch. Read on...
  3. Book Buddies Book Club

    A book club for 4th and 5th graders Held on the 4th Tuesday of each month 5:30 - 6:30 PM All children must register by calling 757-686-2538 and asking for the children's department Read on...
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