Sunday, March 20, 2022

Library Status Due to COVID-19

Curbside Pickup Only. Mobile Printing available. Call (641)682-7563 for more info or questions.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Library Closed Monday -- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Friday, January 8, 2021

January Board of Trustees Meeting


The regular January meeting of the Ottumwa Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, the 11th day of January 2021 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 (December 14, 2020)

  1. Expenditures (December, 2020)

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

        1. Update on COVID 19 and the library

        2. Budget Review and Approval for FY21-22

  1. Director’s Report

  1. Staff Suggestions

  1. Audience Participation

  1. Adjournment

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Kids Craft Bag Giveaway


 Hey Kids! Swing by the library to pick up your

Children's Grab and Go Craft Bags!

Wednesday, January 13th and Wednesday, January 27th from 3-4:30PM

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, craft bags are available while supplies last.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

 Due to the weather December 30th's Craft Bag Pickup has been moved to 

Thursday, December 31st from 3-4:30PM

Stay safe and we'll see you on the 31st!