Your Columbus Public Library now offers wireless printing options for everyone.
Need to print from your laptop, or smart phone or tablet? You can print from most any device that can send an email. Or, maybe you'd like to print from your desktop at home? You can! In fact, you can print from anywhere: inside the library or from your home or business or school or neighbor's house or the park or Lambeau Field. We can do all of that!
It's easy. Just attach the file you want to print to an email and send it to this email address: ColumbusPublicLibrary@hpeprint.com. Then stop by the library to pick up your document. 10¢/page for black and white. 20¢/page for color.
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,
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.