Friends of the PCDL

The Friends of the Putnam County District Library exist to promote and support the eight library locations that make up the Putnam County District Library System. The Friends of the PCDL is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization approved by Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and provides funding for library equipment, materials and events for the entire library system.

The Putnam County District Library is solely reliant on government funding and is one of the few library systems in the State of Ohio that does not have a tax levy. Without the support of The Friends, the library system could not afford to offer many of the events and services to the people of Putnam County. The PCDL is forever grateful to The Friends for their very generous support.

The Friends hold two fundraising events each year:

The Annual Book Sale       


Chicken BBQ on Sunday, September 25  11 am - 1 pm ($10 Presale only) at the Ottawa Location of the PCDL. Proceeds benefit all 8 locations of the PCDL.

Presale tickets can be purchased at the Ottawa Location September 12, and September 19  (10am - 7pm ) or from Karen Okuley 419-230-0459 or


Additionally, the Friends host the Christmas Tree Festival at the Ottawa Library each December. 


***The Friends of the Putnam County District Library will meet on Monday, September 12 at 4:30 am in the meeting room of the Ottawa Library. We will be discussing the September 25 Chicken BBQ. Tickets will be available to sell to friends and family and you can also turn in money from sold tickets. We will also be be discussing future fundraisers and a change in meeting times. Bring a friend who might be interested in joining the Friends of the Library.


PCDL Friends application heart person reading book

Friends of the PCDL brochure page 2