Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lego Club

Ottumwa Public Library is proud to announce:



For 2nd-5th graders
Saturday, January 31st
10:00-11:15 a.m.
Ottumwa Public Library Children’s Room

Children will design LEGO projects that will then be on display in the library.

For more information, please call: Jenna Bates, Youth Librarian-OPL, 641-682-7563, ext.210  


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Main Street Ottumwa &
Ottumwa Public Library present: 
Soup & The Scoop
Wednesday, January 21 5:30 pm

• Third Wednesday of each month (January- March)
• 5:30pm - 6:30pm
• Various topics and locations downtown
• Cost is just $5
No cooking for you at this popular event that's back for 2015!

On January 21st we will be at the Ottumwa Public Library. The topic is: new and exciting things for library visitors. The Soup will be confirmed at a later date

Tax Forms

Update on Tax forms at the Public Library
The Ottumwa Public Library has been notified by the IRS that they will no longer be supplying tax forms and instruction booklets as has been the practice for many years.  Traditionally, the library ordered the forms and booklets in October and would receive them to hand out to the public for free in January.

According to the email sent to library staff, this will no longer be the practice due to budget cuts to the IRS through the omnibus appropriations legislation passed by Congress in December.  
Tax payers can still obtain free forms and booklets by requesting them one of three ways: (to view and download),  (to order tax products to be delivered by mail), or 1-800-829-3676 (to order tax products to be delivered by mail).

Patrons can still download forms at the library and pay $.15 per page to have them printed.  This is the same cost and process as the library has done for Iowa Department of Revenue tax forms since 2011when they made a similar decision to stop providing libraries with tax forms.

The IRS will provide the library with a limited number of Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, but their instruction booklets will not be provided.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Library Closed -- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  We will resume normal hours on the Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Preschool Story Times @ OPL -- January 2015

Enjoy story time and fun crafts with Jenna!
Fridays @ 10:30
January 2Penguins
January 9Winter
January 16Hippos
 January 23Libraries
 January 30 Friends

Monday, December 15, 2014