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Putnam County District Library - Ottawa, Ohio - Central Library

Phone - 419-523-2747

Putnam County District Library
Type: Central Library
County of Location: Putnam
Number of Bookmobiles: 0
Library Size (square feet): 17,616
County: Putnam

Administrative Office Information

Putnam County District Library
Phone: 419-523-3747
Web Address:
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525 N. Thomas St.
Ottawa, OH 45875-0308
Mailing Address
525 N. Thomas St.
Ottawa, OH 45875-0308
library Collection
Print Materials: 144,241
Electronic Books: -1
Audio Materials: 1,378
Video Materials: 7,064
Print Subscriptions: 293
Library Services
Annual Service Hours for All Service Outlets: 20,400
Annual Library Visits: 26,000
Annual Reference Transactions: 3,588
Annual Circulation Transactions: 263,166
Annual Children's Material Circulation: 128,951
Internet Terminals Used by General Public: 25
Users of Electronic Resources Per Typical Week: 4,472
Service Outlets
Central Libraries: 1
Branch Libraries: 7
Bookmobiles: 1
Full Time Staff: 3
Librarians: 22
Other Staff: 8
Total Staff: 30
Funding/Operating Revenue
Local Government Revenue: $32,767
Ohio Government Revenue: $1,262,628
Federal Government Revenue: $0
Total Income: $1,361,270
Salaries: $658,683
Total Staff Expenditure: $840,664
Interlibrary Relationship: Member of a Federation or Cooperative
Legal Basis: County/Parish
Administrative Structure: Administrative Entity with Multiple Direct Service Outlets where Administrative Offices are Not Separate
Geographic Info: County/Parish (most nearly)
Population of Legal Service Area: 34,726
Putnam County District Library Reviews

from: Judi Parker | submitted: Sep 16, 2010
A library involves many things.So an evaluation for me does not begin with books or programs. It begins with employees and board members. The employees are for the most part very unfriendly. The administration is condescending. And the individual board members are out of their element. Altogether the administration and board simply don't know what they are doing. The things that are allowed to go on without consequences would never allow a business to survive. Instead of retired educators the board needs some business people who know how to evaluate facts, figures, and performance and know how to look beyond what they are being told by the administration. For this the Putnam County Commissioners are to be blamed for not standing up to their own words of having board members from several walks of life and from various parts of the county. When all the facts and figures are reveled, people will see that the Putnam County Levy is not necessary and that Putnam County can not be compared to Holmes County. What other counties are doing is not a reason to have a levy. A levy is necessary when money has not been mismanaged, when ideas have been pushed that were not necessary, and when a board doesn't rubber stamp what administration wants.

Putnam County District Library Map