Friday, May 27, 2016

Library closed Monday for Memorial Day


The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reopen at normal hours on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kids Summer Reading Program 2016


2016 Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1-August 12th, 2016

How it Works:

  1. This program is for children ages 0 through 14.
  2. Starting May 25th come to OPL to sign up and receive the reading log for June.
  3. Finish the June reading log and return it to the library before the end of June to receive a prize bag.
  4. Starting June 25th come to OPL to pick up your reading log for July.
  5. Finish the July reading log and return it to the library before the end of July to receive another prize bag.
  6. Starting July 25th come to OPL to pick up your shortened reading log for August.
  7. Finish the August reading log and return it to the library before August 12 to receive your last prize.
  8. For each reading log you turn in (a limit of one per month, per child) you will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize for your age category!

What Can You Win?!?!?! And the Grand Prizes Are...

  • Infant/Toddler/Preschool Grand Prize- A New Radio Flyer Big Wheel!
  • Infant /Toddler/Preschool Second and Third Prize- Sunny Day Play Kit
  • K-5th Grades Grand Prize- A Brand New 20” Bicycle!
  • K-5th Grade Second and Third Prize- Outdoor Summer Fun Pack
  • 6th-8th Grades-A Brand New 24” Bicycle!
  • 6th-8th Grade Second and Third Prize- A Get Moving Sports Pack
  • Prize Winners Announced August 12th at the Summer Reading Program Carnival.

What's Going on at the Library? (Weekly Events)

  • Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10:30AM
  • Infant/Toddler Story Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30AM

Entertainment and Special Programs!

  • Friday, June 10th- Dizzy the Clown Summer Reading Kickoff. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Tuesday, June 14th- Mike Prestby’s Magic and Puppets. 2:00PM at the KC Hall.
  • Tuesday, June 21st- Fax Gilbert’s “Mime, Mask and Magic” show. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Friday, July 1st- Lisa Laird “Get Ready, Get Set, GO!” Ventriloquist show. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Thursday, July 7th- The Grout Museum’s “Snakes Alive”. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Thursday, July 14th- Science Center of Iowa’s “Fantastic Forces”. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Monday, July 18th- Jim Birkel’s “Go, Go, Go with Mad Science!” 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Thursday, July 21st- The Blank Park Zoo’s “Animal Athletes”. 1:00PM at the KC Hall.
  • Friday, August 5th- Magician Keith West & Miss Kitty the Library Lady’s “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” 10:00AM at the KC Hall.
  • Friday August 12th- End of Summer Reading Program Carnival! 2:00-4:00PM in Central Park (weather permitting). Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winners will be announced at the end of the carnival. (Please note, attendance at the carnival is not required in order to win the Grand Prize).

Sponsors

A very special thank you to our local sponsors for their support of the Summer Reading Program: Kiwanis, OPL Friends, John Deere, Anderson, Larkin & Co Certified Public Accountants, Wal-Mart, Culver’s, McDonalds, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, The Ottumwa YMCA, Patritto Orthodontics, Dr. Thomas W. Evans DDS and the Knights of Columbus.

Look for these star athletes in the Children’s Room at the library, as they race to a new spot daily! Find them and you can be entered into a weekly prize drawing!



Teen Summer Reading Program 2016



2016 Teen Summer Reading Program 
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1- August 13, 2016

How it works:

  1. This program is for teens going into the 9th grade through 12th grade.
  2. Starting May 25th come to OPL to sign up and receive the reading log for June and July. The first 100 teens to sign up get a Taco Bell coupon!
  3. Finish the reading log and return it to the library before the end of July to receive a prize bag.
  4. Starting July 25th come to OPL to pick up your shortened reading for August.
  5. Finish the August reading log and return it to the library on or before August 12th to receive a prize.
  6. For each reading log you turn in (a limit of one per month, per teen) you will be entered into a drawing for the Summer Reading Program teen grand prize!

What can you win?!?!?! And the Grand Prize is...


A $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Second and third place will win a Summer Reading Program gift bag.

Want another chance to win the grand prize? Write a book review!

Want to tell the world about a great book you just read? Write a review for the library! Your review will be published on the library’s website and will earn you another entry to win the Summer Reading Program Grand Prize! (Reviews are limited to one per month, per teen).

What’s Going on at the Library? Free Events!

  • Every Friday Starting June 10-August 12 from 9AM-9:45AM: in Central Park: Teen BodyCombat Fitness class put on by Work it Out Fitness
  • Every Friday Starting June 10-August 5 from 2pm-4pm: Teen Zone! Beat the heat by hanging out at the library. Watch movies, play games, eat snacks and hang out with your friends in this area only for teens.
  • The fourth Wednesday of each month at 4PM: Teen Movie Club! Do you love movies? Do you want to learn about movie making while watching and discussing classic films? Then join the teen movie club!
  • Saturday, August 13 from 3-5PM: End of summer reading program Teen Trivia Party! Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading Program by playing a trivia game and eating pizza! The Grand Prize winner will be announced at the end of the trivia game. (Please note, attendance at the trivia party is not required in order to win the Grand Prize).

Sponsors

A very special thank you to our local sponsors for their support of the Summer Reading Program: Kiwanis, OPL Friends, Work it Out Fitness, John Deere, Anderson, Larkin & Co Certified Public Accountants, Wal-Mart, Culver’s, McDonalds, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, The Ottumwa YMCA, Patritto Orthodontics, Dr. Thomas W. Evans DDS and the Knights of Columbus.


Adult Summer Reading Program 2016


2016 Adult Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1 - August 12

How it works:

  1. Sign up starting on May 25 and get your Summer Reading bingo sheet and 3 book review forms.
  2. Once completed return the bingo sheet to the library through August 12 to receive a completion prize.
  3. When all 3 reviews are completed they can be submitted through August 12 for a participation prize, and your name will be entered in the grand prize drawing.
  4. The drawing for the grand prizes will be on August 16. Winners will be contacted by phone.
*Must be 18 years old to participate

Join in the Weekly Trivia Drawing

Stop by the library for our weekly trivia! Each week a trivia question will be posted next to the circulation desk. Answers can be submitted on the provided slips and each Friday correct answers will be put in a drawing for a weekly prize book. (Winners will be contacted by phone.)

This Year's Grand Prize is...

A Fitbit or a 3 Month Membership to the YMCA.

Sponsors

Prizes courtesy of OPL’s Friends of the Library & the YMCA.

OPL's Board Game Day!



Join us at the
Ottumwa Public Library for
Board Game Day!


Saturday, May 28
9AM-5PM
Bring your family and friends to play games in the library meeting room!
This is a free event for all ages,
no registration required,
just drop in and play!