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 fundraising events each year:

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

Upcoming Events & Meetings:


Bus trip to Shipshewana - Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - Cost of the bus trip is $110.00

The Friends of the Putnam County District Library is sponsoring a bus trip to Shipshewana on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. It is open to the public and you do not have to be a Friends member to attend. It is a Backroads Amish tour. An Amish guide will join the bus to provide local knowledge. Possible stops may include places such as: buggy shop, jelly maker, rug weaver, bakery, saddle shop with show horses and more. A selection of free Amish made gifts will be provided. Lunch will be a thresher style meal in an Amish home. After lunch there will be shopping downtown and a winery stop. Cost of the bus trip is $110.00.

Contact Nancy Ruhe to reserve a seat on the bus and if you have questions. 419-231-0531

Used Book Sale - June 4th & 5th  9 am-7 pm


May 6th  4:30 pm



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