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In April of 1881 the Portsmouth City Council passed an ordinance creating a public library.


The ordinance read in part,

"That to promote intelligence among all classes of the community, a Public Library for the use of all our citizens subject to such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary and proper for its maintenance and government be and hereby is established."

A Library Board of Trustees was established to carry out that mission and promote library service.

2015 Library Trustees

Ernestine Greenslade, Chairperson

John P. Crist, Vice Chairperson

Stephanie Hausman, Secretary

R. Bruce Boley

Jolanda Fannin

Jack Jamison

Shaula Levenson

Donald Margeson

Jeffrey Landry, School Board Representative

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