Sunday, March 20, 2022

Library Status Due to COVID-19

The Ottumwa Public Library is currently offering curbside pickup service.

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Curbside pickup

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Kids Craft Bag Giveaway

 Hey Kids! Swing by the library to pick up your

Children's Grab and Go Craft Bags!

Wednesday, September 23rd from 3:30-5:00PM

Library staff will be in the parking lot handing out bags as you drive through. Please enter the parking lot from the 4th street entrance, and pop your trunk or open a back door so staff can safely hand off your craft bag. We're so excited to see you, but please remember to wear a mask if you would like to talk to staff. No registration required.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

September Library Board Meeting


The regular September meeting of the Ottumwa Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, the 14th day of September 2020 online due to the COVID 19 virus. Details are at the bottom of this agenda.


  1. Call to Order

  1. Roll Call

  1. Agenda Approval

  1. Minutes Approval (August 10, 2020)

  1. Expenditures (August, 2020)

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

        1. Update on COVID 19 and the library

        2. Review/Revise Proctoring Policy

        3. Review/Revise Volunteer Policy

        4. Review/Revise Safety Procedures Policy

  1. Director’s Report

  1. Staff Suggestions

  1. Audience Participation

  1. Adjournment



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Meeting ID: 845 9991 9189

Passcode: 333332

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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Library Closed Monday For Labor Day

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Last Day of Summer Reading Program 2020

The last day of the Summer Reading Program is August 21st, 2020

Thank you to all who participated, and don't forget to enter in those books on ReadSquared, and earn those prizes!