Thursday, September 3, 2015

Library Closed Monday For Labor Day

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at normal hours on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Employment Opportunity: Reference Librarian

The Ottumwa Public Library is seeking a Reference Librarian. The Reference Librarian will answer all reference and informational questions that come to the library via phone, mail, electronic and in person requests in the adult services department. They will need to have a strong grasp on the library’s collection and be able to guide patrons to the resources needed (both hard copy and electronic). This position will oversee the Iowa and Genealogy collection and assist patrons with research. They will oversee inter-library loan program. They will plan, promote and administer library programs for adults. They will be a part of the circulation staff and assist at the desk with all duties. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Minimum requirements: Graduate from a four year college or university and a graduate degree in library science or two years library experience. A successful candidate will need to be outgoing, energetic and a team player and be public service oriented. Strong reader’s advisory skills are a plus.

Compensation: The wage is $17.42/hour plus we offer an excellent benefits package. This is a 40 hour/week position with some nights and weekends scheduled.

Interested parties should submit cover letter and resume to Ottumwa Public Library 102 W. 4th St. Ottumwa, IA 52501 Attn: Director or via email sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, August 14, 2015. EOE.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Employment Opportunity: Youth Services Librarian

The Ottumwa Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian will assist the director and assistant director in selection and maintenance of materials for children's and teen collections; work with the assistant director to weed collections, and works with director to oversee expenditures and budget for materials and programs in children's and teen departments. They will plan and coordinate children's and teen's programs including story times, book clubs, summer reading programs, and special events. Duties also include providing reader's advisory and reference services to children and teens, establishing good public relations for children's and teen's services at the library and through outreach. They will attend and participate in professional workshops to stay current in the field and perform other duties as needed.

Minimum requirements:  A successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, outgoing, energetic, creative, and wonderful with all ages of children, a team player and be public service oriented. Strong children's literacy and reader's advisory skills are a plus.Graduate from a four year college or university with a degree in elementary education or Masters in Library Science, (may substitute three years as a Children or Teen Librarian).

Compensation: The wage is $17.42/hour plus we offer an excellent benefits package. This is a 40 hour/week position with some nights and weekends scheduled.

Interested parties should submit cover letter and resume to Ottumwa Public Library 102 W. 4th St. Ottumwa, IA 52501 Attn: Director or via email sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org . EOE.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Library Closed Saturday In Observance of 4th of July

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day.  We will reopen at normal hours on Monday. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Speculative Literature Book Club


SPECULATIVE LITERATURE BOOK CLUB
Science Fiction - Fantasy - Horror - Folklore

First Meeting:
July 16th
OPL Meeting Room, 5:30 PM


July Selection:



The City & The City
By China Mieville

The Ottumwa Public Library will host a monthly Speculative Literature Book Club, focusing on literary science fiction and fantasy. Future meetings will feature both classic works and contemporary prize-winners, including authors Ray Bradbury, Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Mary Doria Russell, Paolo Bacigalupi, and more. For more information contact the library or email Evan Clark at eclark@ottumwapubliclibrary.org

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Every Hero Has a Story

2015 Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1st- July 31st, 2015

 

  EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!!!


Reading Details

  1. For children through age 14.
  2. Start reading books on June 1 to win prizes.
  3. Come to the library on June 1 to sign up and receive the reading log for June.
  4. Complete tasks on reading log for June, return on June 30 and receive prize bag.
  5. Complete tasks on reading log for July, return on July 31 and receive prize bag
  6. Upon completion of turning in June & July reading logs, your name will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize for your age category.
Grand prize drawings will be on July 28, 2015
Infant/Toddler/Preschool
Beach Bucket Surprise!
K-5th grades
Movie Madness Package!
6-8th grades
$50 Target Gift Card

Events

Preschool Story Times
Each Friday at 10:30 a.m. starting Friday, June 5th
Infant/Toddler Story Times
Each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. startig Wednesday, June 3rd

Special Programs Details

 

NOTE:
All Programs are at 10:30 am in the Knights of Columbus Hall unless noted.

Tuesday, June 16
"Dizzy's Super Hero Show" presened by Dizzy the Clown
Thursday, June 18
Robert Swan, Master Magician
Tuesday, June 23
"Superhero Science" presented by the Grout Museum
Tuesday, June 30
"Superhero Animals" presented by Pioneer Ridge Nature Center
Thursday, July 2
Fourth of July Party @ OPL at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, July 6
Iowa Public Television Presents Dan Wardell
Tuesday, July 7
Ventriloquist, Illusionist, & Comedian Kevin Horner
Thursday, July 9
Magician Fax Gilbert
Tuesday, July 14
'The Adventures Of The Super Librarian" presented by Keith West
Tuesday, July 21
"Pint Size Polkas" presented by Mike Schneider
Tuesday, July 28
Jim Cruise "The Spoon Man"

Be Sure to Look for "Book Man"

"Book Man" flies to a new spot daily! Find him in the library and register each day for a weekly prize drawing!


Special Thanks

A special thank you to our local sponsors for their support of the Summer Reading Program: Kiwanis, OPL Friends, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Cargill Meat Solutions, John Deere, Wal-Mart, Target, and the Knights of Columbus.

Unmask!




The Summer Reading Program for Teens begins June 1. If you are a teen (ages 14+) and love to read, OPL wants you to sign up today for this year's program, “Unmask!"

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick up your Summer Reading Log at the Children's Desk.
  2. Read three books or listen to 3 audio books between June 1 and August 11.
  3. List the titles, authors, and a sentence or two describing each book on your reading log.
  4. Return your completed log to a staff member in the Children's department to earn a gift certificate from Main Street Donuts.  Your name will then be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of an Amazon gift card for $100.00!
  5. Attend our Teen Summer Reading Pizza Party on Tuesday August 11th, 2015 from 12-1 p.m.