get involved

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. 



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 an Amazon Wish List of some items we would like to add to our services.

Job Interview


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.

Shopping Bags


Yes, that's right. You can help the library by shopping. Our online store has items donated or created for fundraising. You can find O-Town Reads shirts, library branded materials, designer handbags, costume jewelry, sterling/gemstone jewelry, and much more.




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.