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Games & Gaming

Games! Do I really need to say more? We have many types of games. Check out some of the great things you can do at the library. If you have any game suggestions, no matter the format, please let us know.

Board Games

Looking to hang out and play some board games with friends?  Grab a game from The Cave and pull up to a table. Find popular titles including:

  • Sushi Go!

  • Carcassonne

  • Trial by Trolley

  • Super Fight

  • Exploding Kittens

  • Ticket to Ride

  • Settlers of Catan

  • Sorry!

  • Monopoly

Chess Club & Lessons

Looking to improve your memory and concentration? Wanting to practice logical thinking skills? Make the smart move and join us for a few games of Chess. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm at Ottawa Library.

Not sure where to begin with chess? Join Beginner's Chess Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Looking for more of a challenge? Intermediate Chess might be more your speed. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

LEGO @ the Library

Calling all young builders and creative minds! Join us at the library for an exciting adventure in LEGO free-building. Unleash your imagination, create your own masterpieces, and connect with fellow builders. Our LEGO sessions are packed with fun and possibilities, all while fostering teamwork and problem-solving skills. It's the perfect opportunity to let your creativity run wild, so bring your friends and come build with us. We can't wait to see what you'll create! During these events, teens will build in the Cave, and children will build in the activity room.

Video Games

Yes, we have video games, too. Teens are welcome to use the Nintendo Switch located in the cave. Head to the Children's Desk with your library card to request the Switch Joycons and TV remote. Looking for something to play at home? We have Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii games available for check out.

  • You must be be between ages of 12 - 18 years old.

  • You must have a healthy library account with card present.

  • Up to four (4) people can play, but the person who checked it out is financially responsible for all of the items.

  • Checks out and back in from the Children's Desk.

  • Keep the game and your volume at an acceptable level for the library.

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