Ottawa Library

Ottawa Library 4.9 (55 Reviews)

105 S Hickory St
Ottawa, KS 66067
(785) 242-3080
www.ottawalibrary.org

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00am- 8:00pm
Fri 9:00am- 5:00pm
Sat 9:00am- 1:00pm

Ottawa Library has been in existence since March 1872 when fifteen members of the Ladies’ Reading Club decided to establish their club “on a boarder basis” and nine of those ladies paid $1.00 in dues. It is an honor to carry on their legacy. Ottawa Library proudly serves a population of approximately 12,500 people in the town of Ottawa, Kansas. 


The Ottawa Library staff and Board of Trustees are committed to providing our community with materials, services, public spaces, programming, activities, and events that will bring value and education to their individual and their family’s lives. Libraries have always been on the cusp of the great transformation of our world changes and continue to evolve to meet those changes and the desires of our communities.

Our Mission
Ottawa Library is a community library that links everyone to free educational, informational, and entertainment resources through responsive, quality service that supports lifelong learning.

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Storytime
4:00 AM CST, Apr 19, 2024
Ottawa, KS
Come enjoy stories, music, and play. Storytime starts at 10AM, in the children's activity room, followed by open play. Recommended for children 3-6 years old, but ALL ages are welcome.
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Scrabble
12:00 PM CST, Apr 22, 2024
Ottawa, KS
Calling all lexophiles! Join us for some fun wordplay.
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Storytime
4:00 AM CST, Apr 23, 2024
Ottawa, KS
Come enjoy stories, music, and play. Storytime starts at 10AM, in the children's activity room, followed by open play. Recommended for children 3-6 years old, but ALL ages are welcome.
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Wands & Potions
12:00 PM CDT, Apr 23, 2024
Ottawa, KS
Teens 12-18
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Beginner Chess
11:00 AM CST, Apr 23, 2024
Ottawa, KS
Every master was once a beginner. Join us as we discuss and practice chess strategies. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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