Being a member of the Friends of the Ottawa Library organization is like giving a gift that keeps on giving.
Membership dues are used for many things – from buying books and other materials for the Library, to providing training for staff and volunteers, to assisting with childhood literacy initiatives and advocating for strong libraries everywhere. Details about Business Memberships can be found on the Business Members Page. Here are a few of the opportunities that membership dues assist with:
Summer Reading Programs for all ages
Support the Franklin County Children's Literature Festival, Donate books to several local groups such as LifeCare Center for Women, Sunflower Plaza, and Hope House.
Fund the Pegg Carr Large Print Memorial Fund
Fund the O-Town Reads community events
Ottawa Library Endowment Fund.
Ottawa Library New Building Fund.
2020 Business Members
By becoming a member of the Friends of Ottawa Library, your business will be promoted as a supporter of the many programs and events offered at the library. We will devote a page to our Business Members on our website that lists the business with a description of their services. Business Members will appear on signs at FOL events, on our Facebook page and newsletter, and on the TV screen located by the Circulation Department desk. You will receive our “Among Friends Newsletter,” get invitations to special events, and be able to serve in unique volunteer opportunities if you wish. Look for a newsletter to arrive at your business that has a donation envelope inside. If you don’t receive an envelope, you may become a member by either sending a check for $30 to 105 S Hickory St., Ottawa, KS, 66067, or by coming to the library. We will contact you for a description of your business to start promoting you.