Upcoming Events

Library Closing

In the best interest of the health of our community, the Columbus Public Library will be closing to the public effective 2pm on Monday, March 16, 2020. The library will be closed until further notice. Watch the library's website and Facebook page for updates.

**All due dates will be extended to accommodate library closure.

All Library Programs Canceled Until Further Notice

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a priority to Columbus Public Library. In the interests of public health, the Library is suspending all programming until further notice. In the coming weeks, we will assess the situation to determine when programing will resume.

As of this morning, Friday, March, 13, 2020, the library is open with normal operating hours. Any changes to library hours will be posted on both our website and on our Facebook page. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

POSTPONED: Jerry Apps coming to Columbus!

This event has been POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT OR OCTOBER. Please check back for updates.

You’ve seen him on Wisconsin Public Television as he presents his down-home stories of yesteryear and life on the Wisconsin farm. Now come see him in person at the Columbus Senior Center as the Columbus Public Library is delighted to present author Jerry Apps for an afternoon of reminiscence and laughter. Event will be held in September or October. Please watch for updates.

Jerry will talk about his books, notably his most recent book, “The Land Still Lives," which also happens to be his very first book, first published 50 years ago. He’ll also be stressing the importance of Telling Your Story, encouraging audience members to recall and record their own precious memories.

Visit from State Superintendent

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor visit the Columbus Public Library this past Wednesday, March 4.

Library Director Lindsey Ganz a tour of the library. During the tour, Lindsey was able to share about some of the ongoing programs the library offers as well as some of the things the library does with partnerships in the community. They also talked about the library’s outreach to nearby Fall River including a book club at the nursing home and mobile library program that will be coming this summer.

The library is honored and thanks Superintendent Stanford Taylor for taking the time to stop by our small-town library.

Library to Host Absentee Voting

Avoid the lines and cast your ballot early! The Columbus Public Library will be a place to cast your absentee ballot. The library will have absentee voting hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 8:00pm March 19 through April 2.

Columbus City Hall will have absentee voting and voter registration during their regular business hours.

Not sure if you are a registered voter? Check using My Vote Wisconsin, which also has an area where you can preview what is on your ballot.

Jump into Nature with the MacKenzie Center!

The MacKenzie Center of Poynette is visiting Columbus! The MacKenzie Center will be at the Fireman’s Park Pavilion on Thursday, April 16 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. They will be bringing pelts and other animals items to talk about some of the animals that they have at the MacKenzie Center. They will also be talking about tapping the maple trees, the spiles and buckets used for tapping, and samples of syrup and sap. Come out and learn about and explore nature!

New Library Director, Lindsey Ganz

My name is Lindsey Ganz and I am honored to serve the Columbus community as the new library director. The Columbus Public Library is a place that feels like a second home to me as I grew up in this area. I am pleased to return to my hometown and look forward to leading the library into the future. This is a wonderful community with a talented library staff who I am excited to work with. I recently served as the library director of the Poynette Area Public Library for the past five years and previous to that was a special education teacher for eight years.

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