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 fundraising events each year:
Additionally, the Friends host the Christmas Tree Festival at the Ottawa Library each December.
Upcoming Events & Meetings:
May 1 @ 3:00 pm - Friends of the PCDL Book Sale Committee Meeting - Meeting Room - Ottawa Location
May 1 @ 4:30 pm - Friends of the PCDL Meeting - Meeting Room - Ottawa Location
Ottawa Elementary School Gym for the Used Book & Attic Treasures Sale.
Friday and Saturday, June 2 & 3 set-up
Monday, June 5 set-up and teacher & Friends preview
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6 & 7
Thursday, June 8 clean up.
The Friends will also have a Chicken BBQ Sunday, June 11 at the Ottawa Library - presale only. Tickets will be available at the May meeting. They will be sold at the library on select days and at the Book Sale. The price will be $11.
September 11 @ 4:30 pm - Friends of the PCDL Meeting - Meeting Room - Ottawa Location
The Friends will also have a Chicken BBQ Sunday, September 24 at the Ottawa Library - presale only. Tickets will be available at the September meeting. They will be sold at the library on select days.
November 7 @ 4:30 pm - Friends of the PCDL Meeting - Meeting Room - Ottawa Location
2023 Christmas Tree Festival set-up time December 1 and take down December 28 & 29
2023 Christmas Festival December 2-27 Ottawa Location