About the Library

Support the Library

 

Libraries are special to many of us, but to provide a better service for the community we must often rely on the community for help. There are many ways that you can be involved with our library. 

 

Did you know you can donate to your local library? Yes! More books, more programs, and special events. Consider a gift on Giving Tuesday

Your tax-deductible gift benefits everyone and greatly enhances the services that the public receives. A great big THANK YOU is extended to all who choose to better their community in this special way.

Donate

Your donations help provide supplies for programs, new materials, and support services for our community. Monetary donations can be made in-person and online. If you wish to help support a specific venture or something more tangible, we also have a Wish List of some items we would like to add to our services.

5x7 Slatwall Sign Holders

x1

5x7 Slatwall Sign Holders

Youth Services

$53

Desk Drawer

x1

Desk Drawer

InterLibrary Loans

$100

Local Author Stickers

x2

Local Author Stickers

Cataloging

$8

ALA Cataloging Manual

x1

ALA Cataloging Manual

Cataloging

$99

Exploding Kittens Game

x1

Exploding Kittens Game

Youth Services

$17

Modular Storage Bins

x1

Modular Storage Bins

Youth Services

$45

Cozy Plush Train

x1

Cozy Plush Train

Youth Services

$14

Floating Bookshelves

x1

Floating Bookshelves

Youth Services

$22

Montessori Busy Board

x1

Montessori Busy Board

Youth Services

$35

Craft Cart with Drawers

x1

Craft Cart with Drawers

Youth Services

$55

Funny Face Stress Balls

x1

Funny Face Stress Balls

Youth Services

$19

Montessori Tool Set

x2

Montessori Tool Set

Youth Services

$19

Dalmatian Vet Kit

x1

Dalmatian Vet Kit

Youth Services

$19

Label Dispenser

x2

Label Dispenser

Cataloging

$10

Nursery Rhyme Felt Board

x1

Nursery Rhyme Felt Board

Youth Services

$23

Employment

Ottawa Library is a wonderful place place to work, but that makes for a very low turnover rate. Positions available will be posted through the Adult Events feed. Volunteers have access to available positions before they are posted. We are always accepting applications and will hold them for several months.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library is a local charity that works fund raisers, assist with book sales, and help make decisions about community events.​ Funds raised by the Friends of the Ottawa Library go to reading initiatives throughout the community. Learn more about Friends of the Ottawa Library HERE.

Shop

Yes, that's right. You can help the library by shopping. When shopping online, you can select Ottawa Library Endowment Fund through Amazon Smile and a small portion of the proceeds is sent to the library. You can also find O-Town Reads shirts, library branded materials, designer handbags, costume jewelry, sterling/gemstone jewelry, and much more at our Circulation desk.

Volunteer

Are you needing to get a few hours of volunteering to pad your college application, needing to do community service hours, or just feel generous and want to help the community? Consider volunteering with the Ottawa Library. Email Jean Woods for more information.