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Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

a service of the State Library of Kansas

State Library Resources


NExpress shared library will be down this weekend

NExpress shared library catalog will be making upgrades to it’s site beginning Sat. 5 pm through Sunday. Library Card holders will not be able to access their accounts or search for materials during this upgrade.

Need help enrolling in Health Insurance?

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act or the Health Insurance Marketplace?  Are you confused by the online website?

There are two Certified Marketplace Navigators located in Franklin County can assist you:

Jayne Turner, Elizabeth Layton Center, 204 E 15th St., 242-3780

Leslea Rockers, East Central Kansas Aging and Disability, 117 S Main, 242-7200

– there is no charge for services

Closed for New Year Holiday

The Library will close early on Wednesday Dec. 31st at 1 pm and will be closed Thursday on New Year’s Day. We will reopen on Friday at 9am.  Have a happy and safe New Year!happy new year

Closed for Christmas Holiday

xmas treeThe Library will be closed Wed. Dec. 24th, Thur. 25th and Fri. 26th for the Christmas Holiday.

We will reopen Sat. Dec. 27th fro 9 – 1pm.

Library Wish List is Here! Your donation is tax deductible!

Here are some of the items on Ottawa Library’s Wish List, donations to the wish list help us purchase things that budget can’t always cover.

Go here to purchase online and have items mailed directly to the Library:  http://www.wishlistr.com/ottawakslibrary

Stop in the Library to see our adorable Wishing Well and look at a catalog of items we wish for.

You can even make a donation toward items or departments.

Wish List Logo for website magna tiles orange fatboy chair bulletin board display shelving tambourines eggspert buzzers duplo lego boards blacktablecloth Lenovo computers

Lego Robotics proves to be a popular program

Robotic Legos are really neat, the program is very popular.  Look for more programs like this one this winter.

robotic legos 1 robotic legos 2

Hoopla is here! Movies, Music, audiobooks ONLINE!

   Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more 24/7 with you Ottawa Library card.

What’s all the hoopla about? https://www.hoopladigital.com/home

Hoopla logo   If you try it, let us know how you like it:   https://www.facebook.com/ottawalibrary

   hoopla is an innovative new service that is partnering with Ottawa Library to bring you thousands titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. The titles are a supplement to all the great music, movies, TV series and audiobooks you can physically check out. Below is a sample of digital music, audiobooks, TV series,and movies you can get:  

Bastille Blake Shelton Frozen music halloween sounds mama llama Nye science guy orange new blk Stone Wild things

Have you tried our Keurig machine yet?

We have added a Keurig Beverage machine to the library in the recent months. It will make a cup of coffee in many flavors, tea or hot chocolate.  It is usually downstairs next to the Opac computer (where you can look up books and materials) sometimes you will find it upstairs in the Reference department.

Keurig new laptop chairs  It costs only a dollar per cup (much less expensive than getting a coffee anywhere else).  You are free to enjoy a cup while you sit and read in our comfy chairs or use the library tables.   We prohibit use at the public computer stations.


Mambo and Hip Hop, entertainment tonight

Please welcome Dominique Sanders tonight as our entertainer for America’s Music. Tonight, Wed. April 16th,  from 6-8pm is our last program in the series that teaches us how music changed our history. This program will be held at Ottawa University in the Fredrickson Chapel, we will view a short film, have live entertainment and be led in discussion by OU Jazz Director, Todd Wilkinson.our Americas Music internet logo session_mambohiphop_main

Tell Us What You Think

Please click the link to fill out our online survey, this helps us serve you better.  It short and doesn’t take  long, but the results will help us out a great deal.

survey art   http://ottawalibrary.org/online-survey/