Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:00am
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:00am
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:00am
Columbus Public Library Introduces Flipster™
You can now access your favorite digital magazines using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows you to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, all for free, courtesy of the library.
The titles available through Flipster are:
Car & Driver, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Ebony, Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Health, House Beautiful, InStyle, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Men's Health, Money, O The Oprah Magazine, People, Popular Mechanics, Prevention, Ranger Rick Jr, Real Simple, Redbook, Rolling Stone, Runner's World, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Time, Us Weekly, Vegetarian Times, Woman's Day, Women's Health
You now have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely on your computer or handheld device. Magazines can be downloaded
Join us for a fun sight-themed storytime with special guests from the Lion's Club!
The Columbus Lions Club will be offering free vision screening for your child on Tuesday, Jan. 13 or Wednesday, Jan. 14 right after story time, which starts, at 10:00 am.
This program, Lions KidSight designed to protect the vision of America's children. KidSight works with Lions around the country to help ensure that children between six months and six years of age receive vision screening and professional follow-up care when needed.
Columbus Public Library is one of 10 libraries taking part in an intensive 18-month training in the “turning outward” approach. Here, Cindy Fesemyer describes the Root for Columbus project, in which her library is sending a “wishing tree” around town to collect residents’ aspirations for Columbus. Not only is the exercise getting people thinking, but it’ll result in data that will help the library in the next phase of the process: tackling the challenges that are most important to residents.
About six months into our Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) training grant, the team from Columbus, Wis., decided to add another tool to our community organizers’ toolbox. Well, we didn’t decide so much as bend to the creative mind that is Mary Lou Sharpee, one of our team members. Mary Lou had a vision of something colorful and interactive that would get people talking in our community. She had a vision, and the library had a good deal of help turning that vision into a reality.
In early October, we launched the Root for Columbus campaign. The first week of the campaign, there were three ways to "root for Columbus" within the library itself. The two that are still here are construction paper trees, bare of leaves. One tree is on the tall glass doors to our very busy community room, and the second is on the bulletin board by the magazines and fireplace. Beside each tree is a Root for Columbus sign — complete with the library’s logo — and the question, “What kind of community do you want?
A number of organizations in the Columbus, WI area have banded together to create the Columbus Community Calendar. This is intended to be one-stop shopping for stuff to do in and around the Columbus area. If you're looking for something to do with the kids on a rainy day, a fun class to help you get in shape or a new way to meet some new people, take a gander at the calendar.
Your Columbus Public Library was selected for the American Library Association Libraries Transforming Communities training grant!