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January 2023 Newsletter


Thank you to everyone who contributed to our December bulleting board (above). Please stop by the Children's Desk to pick up your artwork.


Thanks to our Wish List, we received an awesome craft cart (left). Come check it out and create something to take home or to add to our January bulletin board.


Receive text reminders of upcoming children's programs by texting @ottlib to the number 81010. For teen programs text @ottlibteen to the number 81010.


Get Your Wiggles Out๐Ÿ”—

January 9th & 23rd

ORC (Goppert Building)

9:30 am - 10:30 am


Activities for ages birth - 6


Join the Ottawa Library at the Goppert Building to build, play, run and burn off energy with your little ones! We will use the imagination playground in the box and other toys in the gym. Parent supervision and interaction required.

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Chess for Beginners

Mon - Thu 9a - 5p & Sat 9a - 12p

Ottawa Library (Reference)

By appointment only


Activities for ages birth - 6


Not sure where to begin with chess? Schedule a tutorial appointment at our Reference Desk. Appointments available Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm, and Saturdays 9am - noon.

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Teen After Hours ๐Ÿ”—

Friday, January 20th

Ottawa Library 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teens 12 - 18


Teens are invited to come hang out at the library after it closes to the public. Along with Nerf Wars, we will be singing karaoke and have SNACKS! You can bring your own NERF shooters and ammo or use what the library has available.

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Teen Book Box Subscription

Varies, Once a month


Teens 12 - 18

Online registration required

Registration link


Tell us about your book interests, and we will put you on a list to receive a book box based on what you're interested in reading! There will be a library book for you to borrow, and surprises for you to keep. When your book box is ready, we will let you know.


Family Storytime ๐Ÿ”—

1st Wednesday of each month

Ottawa Library (Activity Room)

6:00 pm


Miss Allison will read some amazing books and lead everyone in some fun, interactive songs, stories, and games for the whole family. Followed by open play in the Children's Activity Room.

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Teen Game Night

2nd Tuesday of each month

Ottawa Library (The Cave) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Teens 11 - 18 are invited to join in some fun and games. Board Games, card games, video games, and party games

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Book Buddies Book Club ๐Ÿ”—

1st Thursday of each month

Ottawa Library (Activity Room) 4:00 pm


Book Buddies is a kidโ€™s book club for 7-10-year-old readers.


The goal of Book Buddies is to inspire young readers to celebrate reading and expand their reading journeys by experiencing wonderful stories that allow them to grow and explore while forming close friendships with fellow book-buddies.


Read & Feed ๐Ÿ”—

Monday - Friday

Ottawa Library (Activity Room) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

โ€‹Ottawa Library is partnering with Harvesters to provide free meals to kids 18 and under. These meals are nutritious, shelf-stable, and must be consumed at the library.

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Storytime ๐Ÿ”—

Tuesdays Ottawa Library (Activity Room)

10:00 am

๐‘น๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” 3 - 6, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†. Miss Paula will read some amazing books and lead everyone in some fun, interactive songs, stories, and games followed by open play in the Children's Activity Room.

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Storytime ๐Ÿ”—

Wednesdays Ottawa Library (Activity Room) 6:00 pm

๐‘น๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” 3 - 6, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†. Miss Allison will read some amazing books and lead everyone in some fun, interactive songs, stories, and games followed by open play in the Children's Activity Room.

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Toddler Time ๐Ÿ”—

Thursdays Ottawa Library (Activity Room) 10:00 am

๐‘ท๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’ (๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’†๐’† ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐’๐’๐’…) We will enjoy stories, interactive songs, finger plays, and more. Followed by open play in the Children's Activity Room.

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Storytime ๐Ÿ”—

Fridays Ottawa Library (Activity Room) 10:00 am

๐‘น๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” 3 - 6, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†. Miss Leanna will read some amazing books and lead everyone in some fun, interactive songs, stories, and games followed by open play in the Children's Activity Room.


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