Wish List

Often our budget doesn’t allow us to purchase everything we’d like. We’ve created a Wish List to help bridge our needs and wants. These items have been specifically chosen over alternatives because they are designed to be more durable and provide a more robust experience.
email us: wishlist@ottawalibrary.org
call: 785-242-3080
You may purchase a specific item or make a general contribution to a Department. Another option is to come to the library reference or circulation desk to donate funds towards one of those items. All donations to the library are tax deductible. Here are a few items we are asking for:
Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon Gift Cards

All Departments
Amazon is a great place to find new best sellers in CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Audio Books, Video Games, and physical Books (both fiction and non-fiction).
Various board games

Board Games

Children's Department, The Cave, Adult Programs

Many of our programs, events, clubs, and families utilize board games while at the library. We are looking to replace ones that have been well used and add some new ones to our offerings. Here are a few that we are looking for (in no particular order):
  • Chutes & Ladders
  • Sorry!
  • Stratego
  • Trouble
  • Othello
  • Uno
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Guess Who
  • Carcassonne
  • Apples to Apples, Jr.
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Small World
  • Rock,Paper, Wizard!
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Sequence
  • Phase 10
Over-sized games

Over-sized Games

Games on the Go

We are looking for more over-sized yard games for our Games on the Go program. We currently have Connect 4 and Checkers. We are open to commercial products and DIY crafted sets.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Jenga
  • Scrabble
  • Ladder Golf
  • Go!
  • Othello
Lenovo Child-Friendly Computer

Child-Friendly Computers

Children's Department, Technology Department

It has been several years since we have updated our computers in the Children’s Department and they are beginning to show their wear. We currently have two Windows desktops and one AWE desktop.
While we love the ease of use of the AWE computer, it is restricted to patrons under five because of the limited software on it. Replacing the desktops with newer AWE computers is not cost effective. We are looking at needing three Lenovo ThinkCentre – Tiny-in-One machines that can be outfitted with an additional layer of software for ease of use and access restriction.
xyzPrinting daVinci 1.0 Open Filament

3D Printer

Technology Department
Two words … Maker Space. Our Technology Department would like to provide a Maker Space where anyone could come and learn several mechanical, technical, and crafty arts. 3D Printing is steadily becoming a part of everyday life.
Having a 3D printer in our Maker Space will allow us to hold more classes on 3D printing and design for all ages. We would also allow patrons to print their own models, outside of classes and workshops, for a minor fee to cover the cost of filament and upkeep.
xyzPrinting’s daVinci Pro 1.0 Open filament model is a solid printer with a safety enclosure. Additionally, the Open Filament model allows us to use 3rd party filament that is more affordable and safer for our patrons. This model has a moderate build volume of 7.8 inches x 7.8 inches x 7.8 inches and has the option to add a laser engraver at a later time.