Thursday, October 19, 2017

Board Game Day!

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

Saturday, October 21st
Bring your family and friends to play games in the children's library!
This is a free event for all ages,
no registration required,
just drop in and play!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October Lego Club!

Join us on our new day, the 3rd Friday of every month!

For K—6th Graders
Friday, October 20th

No Registration Required.
Children will design a project that will then be on display in the library.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Teen Haunted Library Lock-In

Teens! Join us for OPL’s

Saturday, October 14th
Event to feature Haunted Library Walk-Throu, Pizza, and showing of
Hocus Pocus.
 Open to teens ages 13 and up,
no registration required.



Indie Author Day Coming Soon

Join the Ottumwa Public Library as we celebrate

The Ottumwa Public Library is pleased to announce that they will host an Indie Author Day event at the library on Saturday, October 14 at 10 am. This event is free and open to the public.

Nine local authors have confirmed their participation, including: Leigh Michaels, Rachelle Chase, Tony Humeston, Elaine Orr, Elsie May Cofer, Doug Potter, Isaac Campbell, Jo’an Hennen, and Evan Clark. There will be two panel discussions with the participating authors and each author will have a table to display their books and speak with patrons and guests. There will also be a fun contest for matching the different authors with covers to their works and a drawing will be held for a prize at the end.

This is an opportunity for the indie community to come together in the library to help local self-published and independent authors get discovered and for readers to find new books written by fellow community members. To learn more about Indie Author Day, visit

Saturday, September 30, 2017

October Preschool Storytime

October’s Eerie-sistible Storytimes
Preschool Storytime at the Ottumwa Public Library
Fridays at 10:30AM
Monsters! Friendly monster stories for your little monster!
Spiders! Join us as we weave a web of spider stories!
Pumpkins! Bring your little pumpkin to hear pumpkin themed stories!
Halloween! Come dressed in costume for a spooktacular Halloween Party!