Wish List

Wish List

Our budget doesn’t always allow us to purchase everything we’d like. To help fill in the gaps, we’ve created a Wish List for 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.


You may purchase a specific item from our Amazon Wish List or make a general contribution to a department. Another option is to come to the library reference or circulation desk to donate a tax-deductible gift towards one of those items.


email us: wishlist@ottawalibrary.org
call: 785-242-3080

Some of what we are looking for

View our Amazon Wish List for more detailed descriptions and a comprehensive list of the items we are seeking.

Many of our programs, events, clubs, and families play board games while at the library. We would like to replace ones that have been well used and add some new ones to our offerings.

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Board Games

Adults, Teens, Children, Programming

Our current space is very limited. While we are planning and raising funds for a new building, we need to utilize our current space to its maximum potential. Storing computer cables and adapters in canvas storage boxes on shelves will greatly improve our organziation of technology resources.

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Canvas Storage Boxes

Technology, Storage

The cardboard boxes that boardgames come in are not designed to stand up to the abuse of regular library use. We would like six of these clear plastic storage containers to store the boards and their pieces.

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Board Game Storage Boxes

Teens, Children, Storage

Teens with library cards in good standing can check out controllers and games for the XBOX ONE located in “The Cave” (our teen area). These check out as a bundle and must not leave the library. To keep the items together, we store them in a neat clear case. It is time to replace our old box that is worn and cracked.

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Clear Container for XBOX controller and games

Teens, Children, Technology, Storage

We would like to offer more programs that involve arts and crafts, but we want to do so in a way that protects the spaces we are using. A canvas drop cloth would help prevent messes that could damage our floors.

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Canvas Drop Cloth

Adults, Teens, Children, Programming

Keeping large volumes of papers organized can be hard on hole punches. We would like one for our reference desk and one for our circulation desk.

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Three-Hole Punches

Office Supplies