About us

Columbus Public Library building in summer

About Us

The Columbus Public Library is open six days a week. Visit our Hours and Closings page to learn about our open hours and when we'll be closing for holidays.

We are located in a historic Carnegie library building at 223 West James Street and are proud of our history that stretches back to 1887. Services offered include community events and programs, public access computers, and a lending collection of books, movies, music, and magazines for all ages. Visit our Policies and Library Services pages to learn more.


Planning Priorities

In 2015 the Library Board of Trustees adopted a strategic plan with four main priority areas: Communication, Programming, Welcoming Environment and Physical Space. 

In a nutshell, your library will continue providing a warm and welcoming environment and great programming. We are pursuing additional and augmented means to communicate our upcoming programs and services to our community. Most importantly, we are out of space in our beautiful 1912 Carnegie building and need to remedy the problem.


Columbus Public Library Board of Trustees

  • Peter Kaland, President
  • Nora Vieau, Vice-President
  • Jim Schieble, Financial Secretary
  • Sharon Egan, Columbus School Representative and Secretary
  • Sara Sample
  • Sue Salter, County Representative
  • Deb Haeffner
  • Kimberley Schmitt
  • Trina Reid - City Council Representative
  • Cindy Fesemyer - Library Director

The Library Board meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5pm. Meeting are open to the public unless special matters are being discussed. If you would like to speak before the board, please contact the library director, Cindy Fesemyer, by calling the library at (920) 623-5910.



Library Director

Cindy Fesemyer


Jenni FrenchamAssistant Director and Youth Services Director

Jenni Frencham



Your Friendly Neighborhood Library Staff Members

group photo of library staff members standing in front of the fireplace

Back Row - left to right: Alanna, Erin, Jenni, Cindy, Ilene, Izzy

Front Row- left to right: Susan, Heather, Sue