It's Paranormal Event!

Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis will lead us in a virtual exploration of the most haunted locations in Wisconsin. The program will be done virtually through Zoom (computer not required, smartphone or tablet will work also).  Please click here to register for this free online event. We will use your email address to send you the link to the event a day before the event.

Chad Lewis is a researcher, author, and lecturer on topics of the strange and unusual. His background is in Psychology as he did both his Bachelor and Master degree work in the field- but for the last 20 plus years he has traveled the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history. He has also writen several books about hauntings, monsters, myths and lore.

Columbus Public Library is Now on YouTube!

We are excited to announce that the Columbus Public Library now has its own YouTube channel! Find us on YouTube by searching for Columbus Public Library WI. Then follow us
by liking and subscribing to our page. You can also choose to get a notification when a new video is posted.

There will be weekly program videos posted for ages 5 and up, weekly Storytimes, and monthly adult crafting videos. We may also post fun videos about upcoming programs and library news. 

This is a great alterative for those who do not use other social media sites to still have access to our instructional videos and storytimes. Videos will still be shared on Facebook for those who prefer to watch through that site.

Click here to visit the Columbus Public Library's YouTube page.

* Storytime videos will only be availble for viewing for one week.

Library Re-Open May 26!

The Columbus Public Library building will open to the public starting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The library will open with its regular hours and regular services including public internet computers, wireless printing, copying and faxing. Staff and patrons are encouraged to practice social distancing and best hygiene practices as recommended by the CDC. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Curbside services will continue to be available for holds pick up as well as copying, faxing and wireless printing. Patrons will need to contact the library by phone, 920-623-5910, to schedule a curbside service.

At this time, the library meeting room and the Library Annex will not be available for the public to use.

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is of utmost concern to the Columbus Public Library. With that in mind, the Library Board has decided that all library programs will be done virtually through the summer, which includes our Summer Reading and 1,000 Books before Kindergarten programs. We will be releasing more information regarding our virtual programing line-up in the near future. Please watch our Facebook (@ColPubLib) and website for programing information.

 Thank you for your patience and understanding.

How to Place Holds for Curbside Pick Up

The Columbus Public Library is still offering curbside pickup.

Our newest library staff member Bethany has created a helpful video to walk you through how to use our online catalog Linkcat to find items that are currently available at the Columbus Public Library and how to place them on hold for pickup. The tutorial can be viewed by clicking here. Holds are being transferred between libraries. The time frame for holds to reach their destination is longer than normal due to safety precautions being taken by delivery and the libraries.

If you are having difficulties placing holds through the online system or the form, please contact the library at 920-623-5910 and a staff member can assist you with your requests.

Library staff will contact you when your holds are ready to schedule a time for curbside pickup.

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.

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