Upcoming Events

Now Hiring Library Director

Our busy, beloved Columbus Public Library seeks a creative, dynamic community-minded director with the skills to manage daily activities as well as the leadership and vision to guide the library into the future.

Located 30 minutes northeast of Madison, the Columbus Public Library serves a city population of 5,000 plus several thousand patrons in surrounding Dodge, Dane and Columbia counties. The library includes the historic landmark building plus an annex with a bookstore, meeting/education spaces and artists studios

The Library is home to the Friends of the Library and the Columbus Literacy Council. It coordinates activities with the Columbus Area Historical Society, the Columbus Senior Center, Columbus Community Hospital, local civic groups and area public schools. The library is a member of the South Central Library System and LINKcat consortium.

The application deadline is May 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Merry Anderson, CPL Search Committee at merryka@charter.net.

For compete job description and minimum qualification requirements please click here.

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!

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 workshop for adults returning to the work force or changing career paths.

The “Get To Work” workshop will be Thursday, May 9, at 6:30pm and will help with resume writing and navigating a leap back into the work force. You may not know you worth to a potential employer. We'll help you figure it out and learn how to hightlight your talents and abilities in your job applications. 

Assistance with basic computer skills for submitting employment applications online, accessing employment searches, or composing application documents. Tips on dusting off that old resume (or starting from scratch).

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

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, May 8, 6-8pm
All Ages Welcome

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