Summer Reading Program: All Together Now

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Join us for our biggest event of the year: the Columbus Public Library Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “All Together Now: Kindness, Friendship and Unity”! This program is for readers of all ages:

  • Future Readers (ages 0-5 years old)
  • Children (ages 5-11 years old)
  • Teens (ages 12-18)
  • Adults (ages 19 and up)

Participants will once again use Beanstack to help track reading, activities and earn tickets for grand prize drawings. Visit to register. 

Beginning on June 7th, register online or in-person at the library. Then, stop by the library to pick up your activity book, a cool craft to take-and-make at home, and a surprise that will help bring the “All Together Now” theme to life all summer long!

“All Together Now” Food Drive

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Did you know that 196 families in the Columbus and Fall River School Districts receive assistance from the Columbus/Fall River Food Pantry? Their mission is to provide emergency food and essential non-food items on a temporary basis to those in need, regardless of circumstances.  The Food Pantry is comprised completely of volunteers from local churches and communities, and is housed in the back of the Columbus Senior Center, located at 125 N Dickason Blvd, Columbus.  They receive donations of cash, food, and non-food items from individuals and businesses in the area. 100% of the donations go towards assisting people in our local communities. 

During the Library’s Summer Reading Program, “All Together Now”, we are doing a food drive to support the efforts of the Food Pantry. We will welcome non-perishable/non-expired food donations to be dropped off at the Library between June 7 and August 9 during our open hours. For larger donations, please contact Miss Helen, Youth Services Coordinator, at helen [at] to make arrangements. Thank you for helping us to show kindness, friendship and unity to our neighbors in need by collecting items for the Columbus/Fall River Food Pantry.