Culver's Custard and BOOKS. Oh, yeah!!

What are you doing for dinner on Monday, March 16th? Going to the Columbus Culver's, of course!

It's Culver's Share Night this evening before St. Patty's Day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Columbus Public Library. Stop by 5-8 pm for dinner and dessert. 

The Friends of the Columbus Public Library is a group of library lovers who are devoted to supporting and growing our beautiful and historical library. New volunteers are ALWAYS welcome. Stop by a meeting, the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the library. Or stop in and see us at Culver's.

See you at for Culver's yummy custard on March 16, 5-8 pm.  201 Dix Street.

NEW! E-magazines Now Available

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, 

Root for Columbus: It Took a Village to Make Our Tree

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?

Story Time: Aliens

When: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:00am
Where: 
Columbus Public Library

Preschool Story Time

3-6 Year Olds

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am

Story times include reading, activities, fingerplays, songs and crafts.

Story Time: Aliens

When: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:00am
Where: 
Columbus Public Library

Preschool Story Time

3-6 Year Olds

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am

Story times include reading, activities, fingerplays, songs and crafts.

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