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The City of Columbus is creating a 30-year vision and action plan for fiscally-responsible investment in our community. The Road Map will be focused on community services and facilities, especially our major public buildings and programs. The City is also updating its Comprehensive Plan, something we do every 10 years to guide a wide range of issues, especially land use and development.  Please help us by taking the Columbus Road Map 2050 survey.  This survey is intended for anyone who considers themselves part of the wider Columbus community; it will inform both Road Map 2050 and the Comprehensive Plan.  

Please allow about 20 minutes to complete the survey.  You may skip any questions you prefer not to answer.

If you encounter any problems taking this survey, please send an email to jvalerius@msa-ps.com.
If you have other questions or suggestions about Road Map 2050, contact Mayor Michael Thom at 920-350-2745 or mthom@columbuswi.us

Seeking Teen Volunteers

poster of teen volunteer info- click for link to online applicationAttention teens! The Columbus Public Library is seeking volunteers to help with the Summer Library Program. Volunteers will help library staff to prep, set up, assist, and clean up summer kids programs. You will become an integral part of the Summer Library Program team, helping hundreds of kids throughout the summer have fun at the library. You might help mix bubble solution, or set up an obstacle course. Another day you may help kids glue on googly eyes or paint a picture.

If accepted to the volunteer program, you will choose which day to commit to volunteering and that will be "your day" throughout the program. Shifts will be Tuesdays from 12:45-3:00, Thursdays from 2:45-5:00, and/or Fridays depending on schedules. You must be able to volunteer for 7 of the 10 weeks of the Summer Library Program to be eligible. For example, you might pick Tuesdays to volunteer, and you will be expected to help out with at least 7 of the 10 Tuesdays of the summer. That would provide you approximately 16-23 service hours for the summer to put on future resumes or add to service club memberships. Additional shifts such as the kick off and end of summer events will also be available. Teens entering grades 6-12 are encouraged to apply.

Apply here!

TONIGHT!! Local Storyteller to Join Family Storytime in March

The Columbus Public Library is taking their monthly family storytime to the next level with local storytelling artist, Karen Wendt. An experienced children’s librarians and masterful storyteller, Wendt’s “Stories off the Shelf” storytime will include puppet plays with great picture book stories and interactive storytelling. Families will get creative with a make-your-own-puppet craft at the end of the programs. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their adults and older siblings. The event is on Monday, March 25, from 6-7pm.

By retelling stories with puppets, you foster your child's imagination. Retelling a story helps children increase vocabulary and recall what is happening in the story, therefore developing a sense of

Family Game Night

We’re starting a new series for families: game night! Once a month, join other families to play board games and tabletop games at the library. All ages are welcome, and any family friendly game can be played. We’ll have a pile of games available to try at the library, but you should bring along you family’s favorites and teach the group! At our first game night, we’ll pull out Guess Who and Ticket to Ride as our featured games, or maybe we’ll end up playing something even cooler if you bring it along. The possibilities are endless, and fun is sure to be had by all.

Next Family Game Night:
Wednesday, April 10, 6-8pm
All Ages Welcome

Returning to the workforce? Get To Work is here to help!

The Columbus Public Library is responding to a need in the community by presenting a pair of workshops for adults returning to the work force or changing career paths.

“Get To Work, Parts 1 and 2” is geared for those who need assistance working with a computer to revise an outdated resume or beginning the search for a new job.

The first workshop has already happened.

Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 PM: The second workshop, “Polish It Up,” will focus on fine-tuning the resume and making it stand out for a potential employer. Emphasis will be on determining your worth to a potential employer and learning how to highlight your talents and abilities on your resume. Attendance at the Part 1 session not required for the second session.

Presenter Tracy Carbonara is a recruitment and outreach specialist at Employment and Training Association Inc. “Throughout my career I have alwa

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