Little Free Libraries
Portsmouth Public Library's Little Free Libraries are positioned throughout the city and provide free, quality materials for the public. Stop by one of the Little Free Libraries and help yourself to a new, free book – no library card necessary. Everyone is welcome.
In 2021, volunteer and prospective Eagle Scout Loreley Godfrey worked with the library to construct and install seven Little Free Libraries in the following locations:
- Osprey Landing
- Greenleaf Recreation Center
- The Pines / Arbor View Apartments
- Senior Activity Center
- Community Campus
- Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
- Gosling Meadows
Each Little Free Library has a Portsmouth Public Library staff "steward" who visit every two weeks to sort and restock the library.
The library also stewards two additional, indoor collections at:
- Cross Roads House
Visit our Google Map to see all locations!
New! We now have a Little Free Library IN the Library! Visit the second floor of the library, next to the elevator, to browse our collection of FREE books and pick some titles to take home and keep.
A Little Free Library is really more like a book swap - take a book to keep, or leave a book you're done with! Materials in the Little Free Library are for everyone to share, so enjoy them for as long as you like, or bring them back to the Little Free Library. They DO NOT need to be returned to Portsmouth Public Library.
Likewise, please do not return Portsmouth Public Library books to the Little Free Library. How do you know the difference? A library book has a barcode on the front, so we can check it out to you - please return those directly to the Portsmouth Public Library at 175 Parrott Avenue.
Have questions? Contact Laura or call 603-766-1711.
Thanks for visiting our Little Free Libraries!