After Hours

Teens 12-18 use the library ALL to yourselves! You can get on the computers, check out books, play board games, play on the XBOX or Wii, eat snacks, and hang out with your friends. Participate in Laser gun wars!! Bring a snack or 2-liter to share. Enter through the east door, near the alley. Doors will be locked during the event, starting 15 minutes after the event start time. Permission forms must be on file for you to attend. They are available at the Children’s Department desk, on our Documents and Policies page. and the day of the event for parents and teens to sign.

Check the calendar and/or Facebook page for any schedule changes and detailed information on After Hours events.  We attempt to host After Hours monthly, but it is not always feasible and conflicts can arise.

2nd Saturday

  • Doors are open 2:00pm - 2:15pm

  • Doors are locked 2:15pm - 4:00pm

  • Doors open again at 4:00pm

4th Friday

  • Doors are open 7:00pm - 7:15pm

  • Doors are locked 7:15pm - 9:00pm

  • Doors open again at 9:00pm


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105 S Hickory Street

Ottawa, Kansas 66067