For Kids

Check out our calendar for upcoming children's programs at the Columbus Public Library! 

mural depicting a child reading and the inscription Reuben C. Chadbourn Children's Library


Regular Programs

Children's Storytime Craft: paper plate piratesChildren's Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Storytime is recommended for children ages 2 and up. It consists of stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts that help you build early literacy skills with your little one. Storytime is best when shared, so we ask that caretakers stay with their child at all times.


baby holding alphabet blocksBaby Storytime

Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Baby Storytime is for children ages 0-24 months, and consists of short books, songs, bounce rhymes, and fingerplays that help you build early literacy skills with your baby. Siblings and other children are welcome to attend.


group of children listening to a storyFamily Storytime

4th Monday of the month at 6:00 PM

Bring the whole family and get everyone involved in a fun evening storytime!



a child reading to a golden labPaws to Read

1st Thursday of the month at 5:00 PM

For children in first grade and up! Snuggle up with a book and a dog! Bring a book... to the library and read to Honey the golden lab. Time slots are limited so registration is required for this program. Register by calling (920) 623-5926 or emailing our children's librarian Jenni.


two children making duct tape walletsCrafternoon

1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM

Come craft with us! Each month there will be a different craft for the you to make at the library. Information about upcoming Crafternoon projects can be found on the library’s calendar. For ages 5 and up.


Lego Club Great Wall of LegosLEGO Club

2nd Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM

Come play, build, and explore with LEGOs at the library! We'll provide the LEGOs and after school snacks - you provide the creativity. Afterwards, photos of your LEGO creations will be displayed on our Facebook page. For ages 5 and up.


Doodling PenInklings Teen/Tween Writing Club

2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM

Get together with like-minded teens and tweens for a fun, casual writing club! We'll eat snacks, talk about what we're working on, share our work (if we want), and do writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing. No need to sign up ahead of time. Just bring yourself, a notebook, and a writing utensil. For grades 5 through 12.


group of children gathered around binder of pokemon cardsPokemon Club

3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM

Do you collect Pokémon cards? Come to the library and talk with fellow Pokémon fans about your favorite characters! We will have snacks and space for you to play the Pokémon card game and trade your cards. For ages 5 and up.


catapults made from spoons and popsicle sticksSTEAM Club

4th Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM

Join us for an after-school program that combines science, technology, engineering, arts, and math! Using basic materials and our creative minds, we'll have hands-on fun exploring the forces in action all around us.


Our Kids' Space

early learning computer stations        kids' play space        book bundles

Visit our friendly kids' space to pick up the latest books and movies, enjoy our play space and photo scavenger hunts, and get started with computers by using our early literacy and learning game stations. In a hurry? Pick up one of our book bundles and enjoy a selection of books and movies on topics such as cats, farms, and dinosaurs. Our staff members will be happy to help you locate new titles and old favorites, find the perfect book or series for reluctant readers, or answer any questions you may have!


Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids

Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids Logo

Use your phone, tablet, computer, or eReader to enjoy free books, audiobooks, and streaming video from Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids! You can even browse content by subject and reading level. This resource is powered by OverDrive, so take a peek at their Getting Started Guide or stop by the library to learn about downloading content to your device.