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.
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
- Jenny Perkins, Financial Secretary
- Sharon Egan, Columbus School Representative
- Sara Sample
- Mary Lou Sharpee, County Representative
- Kate Stover
- 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.
Assistant Director and Youth Services Director
Your Friendly Neighborhood Library Staff Members
How do you like our awesome holiday sweaters??
Your library staff is rockin' the 2015 holiday fashion scene.
Back Row - left to right: Erin Weirough, Amy Halzel, Susan Watters, Katrina Dombrowsky (former youth Services Director), Heather Kohlwey
Front Row- left to right: Cindy Fesemyer, Sue Mathwich, Alanna Sneath, Ilene Smith