July Pinterest Night

Imagine your family tree with this cute wall art at Pinterest Night!

Teens and adults can join us at the library you “otter” be in on Thursday, July 30 at 6pm to make family tree wall art.

Make the art to fill out later at home, or bring your family info with you to finish at the library!

Free to attend, registration required click here, donations always accepted.

Need help getting started with your family tree? Create a free account at Family Search and start your genealogy hunt today!

Otterbein Town-Wide Yard Sale

Otterbein’s annual town-wide yard sale will be Saturday, August 1 starting at 8am. The Otterbein Public Library will be making maps and hosting an Opal the Otter scavenger hunt that coincides with the yard sales. OPL will be hiding Opal at yard sales all over town, and giving out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place gift card prizes to the top finishers. There will be a grid on the back of the maps for the yard sale vendors to initial when someone finds the Opal. Addie will drop off maps at the yard sales that morning. If you would like your yard sale to be on the map, or for more information, please visit the library, call OPL at 765-583-2107, or email Addie at addie@otterbeinpubliclibrary.org. Monetary donations to the library are always accepted and help bring programs and events to the community.


Library Update

The library you “otter” be in is going back to normal hours! Starting Monday, June 1, the Otterbein Public Library will be open MWF 11am-6pm, T&Th 11am-7pm, and Sat 11am-3pm. The library is also resuming in-person programming. Curbside services will still be available.

Also starting June 1 is OPL’s Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story! This summer, all ages will be challenged to imagine amazing new stories. Participants will complete up to 30 reading challenges for 3 prize drawing entries. Reading challenges for ages 6+ include: folklore, fairy tales, Hoosier legends, and magical creatures. Ages 0-5 are challenged to read 20+ fairy tales, 20+ fiction books, and 20+ non-fiction books.

Along with reading challenges, kids and teens can visit the library every weekday at 1pm for stories and activities.

Ages 6 and under can join us Tuesday mornings for storytimes! Mother Goose on the Loose storytime for ages 0-2 is at 10:30, followed by Preschool Storytime for ages 3-6 aat 11:15. Pinterest Night is Thursday, June 25 at 6pm. Visit our website and Facebook page to get more library & programming updates.
OPL would like to extend a huge thank you to this year’s community partners: Alliance Bank, Benton Community Foundation, Barce & Redlin P.C., Farmers & Merchants Bank, Fowler Family Dentistry, Fellure Foods, Hoosier Associates Inc., Purdue Federal Credit Union, and Otterbein Rotary Club. Your continued support of the library, especially in these uncertain times, is greatly appreciated by the library and the community.

2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story

The 2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story is going on NOW! 


OPL’s 2020 Summer Reading Program is June 1 – August 1 and is free for all ages.
This year we have a brand new reading challenge!

Ages 6+

  • 20 total challenges (10 each month)
  • Complete all twenty to get 2 drawing entries
  • Complete an extra 10 for 1 additional entry
  • Read 1 or more books/audiobooks to complete each challenge
  • Turn in your completed reading records for a free book and drawing entry!

*Please read books within your reading level.*

Ages 0-5

  • Read 10+ fairy tales
  • Read 10+ fiction books
  • Read 10+ nonfiction books
  • Turn in your completed reading records for a free book and drawing entry!

Need help finding books for the challenges? Visit the library for reading advice!

Reminder that all minors in the library during program times are required to participate in the program.

M, W, F: 11am-6pm / T & Th: 11am-7pm / Sat: 11am-3pm
23 E First St, Otterbein, IN
765-583-2107 – opl.lib.in.us
Facebook & Instagram @otterbeinpl

Porch Stories & More! Videos

Miss Addie will be making and uploading daily videos of stories, songs, and more! Watch them on our Facebook page or use the links below to watch on YouTube.


Porch Stories

Porch Stories ep. 1: Llama Llama Red Pajama!

Porch Stories ep. 2: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Porch Stories ep. 3: Mother Goose on the Loose

Porch Stories ep. 4: Should I Share My Ice Cream?

Porch Stories ep. 5: I’m a Shark!

Porch Stories ep. 6: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Porch Stories ep. 7: We Are the Gardeners

Porch Stories ep. 8: How I Became a Pirate

Porch Stories ep. 9: There’s a Monster in Your Book

Porch Stories ep. 10: Mother Goose on the Loose

Porch Stories ep. 11: The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

Porch Stories ep. 12: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Porch Stories ep. 13: Bedtime for Batman

Porch Stories ep. 14: Larf (Bigfoot storytime)

Porch Stories ep. 15: Creepy Carrots

Porch Stoires ep. 16: Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure

Porch Stories ep. 17: I Love It When You Smile

Porch Stories ep. 18: Dragons Love Tacos

Porch Stories ep. 19: Dragons Love Tacos 2

Porch Stories ep. 20: That Is Not a Good Idea

Porch Stories ep. 21: Six Dinner Sid

Porch Stories ep. 22: The Day the Crayons Quit

Porch Stories ep. 23: The Day the Crayons Came Back

Porch Stories ep. 24: The Three Ninja Pigs

Porch Stories ep. 25: The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf

Porch Stories ep. 26: Kiki & Jax

Porch Stories ep. 27: B is for Baby

Porch Stories ep. 28: Don’t Blink

Porch Stories ep. 29: Firefly Home

Porch Stories ep. 30: The Black Rabbit

Porch Stories ep. 31: Tyrannosaurus Rex

Porch Stories ep. 32: Pirate Jack Gets Dressed

Porch Stories ep. 33: The Rabbit Listened

Porch Stories ep. 34: Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Porch Stories ep. 35: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

Porch Stories ep. 36: We Found a Hat

Porch Stories ep. 37: Flamingo Plays Bingo

Porch Stories ep. 38: Elephant & Piggie: Let’s Go For a Drive!

Porch Stories ep. 39: Little Red

Porch Stories ep. 40: Rapunzel

Porch Stories ep. 41: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Porch Stories ep. 42: Oh No, George!

Porch Stories ep. 43: Please, Mr. Panda

Porch Stories ep. 44: After the Fall

Porch Stories ep. 45: Stick and Stone

Porch Stories ep. 46: They All Saw a Cat

Porch Stories ep. 47: Spoon

Porch Stories ep. 48: Triangle

Porch Stories ep. 49: The Dark


Three Little Monkeys rhyme

Three Little Fishies/Shark rhyme

Three Little Pirates rhyme

Three Little Fishies/Tiger rhyme

Piggie, Piggie, Where Do You Hide? (Dragon version)

Ukulele Songs

Down by the Bay ukulele song

Three Green and Speckled Frogs ukulele song

If All the Raindrops ukulele song

Jim Gill’s Silly Dance Song on ukulele

Everybody Stand Up ukulele song

The Monster Mash ukulele song

Raffi’s Six Little Ducks ukulele song

Live Storytime Recordings

Mother Goose on the Loose LIVE recording (04/14/2020)

Preschool Storytime LIVE recording (04/16/2020)

Mother Goose on the Loose LIVE recording (04/21/2020)

Preschool Storytime LIVE recording (04/23/2020)

Mother Goose on the Loose LIVE recording (04/28/2020)

Preschool Storytime LIVE recording (04/30/2020)

Mother Goose on the Loose LIVE recording (05/05/2020)

Mother Goose on the Loose LIVE recording (05/12/2020)

Preschool Storytime LIVE recording (05/14/2020)

Mother Goose on the Loose LIVE recording (05/20/2020)

Preschool Storytime LIVE recording (05/21/2020)

Mother Goose on the Loose LIVE recording (05/26/2020)

Preschool Storytime LIVE recording (05/28/2020)

You “Otter” Try 

What would happen if you gave a cat a cupcake? Baking video & cats!

How to fold a fitted sheet

Tiger Craft LIVE recording

How NOT to Make Whipped Coffee

You “otter” try: DIY cleaning wipes

You “otter” try: No-bake cheesecake

April Pinterest Night LIVE recording

You “otter” try: Handprint Flowers for Mother’s Day

You “otter” try: Paper Flower Headband

You “otter” try: DIY Garden Boxes