Saturday's Family Film Event

On Saturday, April 27 Audible Earth and the Portsmouth Free Public Library will be co-presenting The Power of Music Film Festival. This unique four-day event celebrates the force that is music and its impact around the world.

The festival kicks off at 10:00am with Brazilian crafts and snacks with the Portsmouth Arts Guild, followed at 10:45am with a screening of Rio

For more information, call 683-9457.

Library Director's Blog

It's hard to believe that winter is here when it's so warm out!  But if you are spending lots of time indoors right now, we have lots of new books and books on CD, DVDs and blu-rays for you to enjoy.  When winter boredom strikes, there are programs for all ages at the library - calligraphy, cooking and computer classes, book groups and children's story times.

We hope to see you soon.




Polo Charity Event

Last chances to buy your polo tickets or raffle tickets - Friday until 5 pm and Saturday 9-1!! No tickets will be sold at the gate.

Summer Reading


Our Summer Program for kids & teens has begun!

New Museum Pass

Available now:  Newport Car Museum pass! 

Visit the private automobile collection which focuses on six decades of modern automotive design and celebrates cars as works of art.

Sign up for programs!

To sign up for our programs, click on the CALENDAR button above to see what is coming up. 

Then click on REGISTER or call the library at 683-9457 and we'll do it for you.

Support the Library

To support our library, shop at

Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Portsmouth Free Public Library.


Meeting Room

The Michael W. Mello Program Room may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.  The room seats approx. 50 people.

A completed and signed application must be returned to the Library Director before a requested date is secured. Questions?  Call us at 683-9457 to learn more.