Upcoming Events

ABC Circus Dogs Video!

As part of the Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales that library is excited to bring you the ABC Circus Dogs! Dash, Copper, Casper (the cat), and their owner are sharing a video this week of their stories and tricks! The videos will be available to view on by clicking here. It can also be found on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. The video will be available for viewing until July 20, 2021, so make sure to check them out!

Summer Reading Program is Here!

The Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge is starting Friday, June 4! There are reading challenges for all ages!

Log on to columbuspubliclibrary.beanstack.org to sign up or register for challenges. You can also download the Beanstack app on your Android or Apple device and sign up there. Log your reading, earn badges, and earn the completion badge to get your free book and a ticket that you can put into the prize drawing of your choice. Keep reading and completing activities throughout the summer to earn more tickets!

We would prefer that if at all possible that you would please log your reading progress using Beanstack. It will help minimize the person-to-person contact as well as create less paper waste. Those who have no or limited internet access can still sign up and obtain paper logs upon request. We also have special activity books for the children’s challenge (Grades K-6) that you can pick up at the library.

 If you have any questions, please call Columbus Public Library at (920) 623-5910.

Upcoming Programs from The Virtual Project

The Virtual Project is a collaboration among Columbia County libraries to bring virtual programming to library patrons. Upcoming events with The Virtual Project include :

Cherry and Jerry
Thursday, July 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm
St. Louis-based ragtime duo Cherry and Jerry perform classic blues tunes from the early part of the twentieth century and explain how the blues developed in the United States. Entertaining and educational, and a lot of fun. Registration is required, click here to register.

Diane Amato, author of "All the News From Home"
Thursday, July 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Author Diane Amato will join us to discuss her book All The News From Home, which is based on 368 government issued V Mail letters sent to Joseph “George” Amato while he was stationed in England as an embalmer for the United States Army during WWII. The letters from home and the story that follows creates a unique opportunity for the reader
to become thoroughly absorbed in family, loyalty and love that is both intensely personal and at the same time universal. What comes through clearly in these letters is the sense
of George's home, which we Wisconsinites will recognize as Madison's well-loved Italian neighborhood known as "The Bush." Registration is required, click here to register.

Corey Pompey: Leading the Band
Thursday, August 5, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Meet new UW-Madison Marching Band Director Dr. Corey Pompey. Listen as he gives an inside look at the beloved organization, shares his experiences leading the famed UW-Marching Band, and fills us in on his vision for the future of the historic program. Registration is required, click here to register

Please watch our website, our Facebook page, and local advertising for updates on more upcoming Virtual Project events. As always, events are free and open to all. You may attend any of these events on a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or computer.

Library Open, No Appointment Needed!

The Columbus Public Library is now open without an appointment!! All services are available, including computers, Wi-Fi, printing, faxing, scanning and to browse the library’s in-house collection.  Curbside pickup is still available for reserved items upon request. Please contact the library if you desire to schedule curbside item pick up.

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

Current hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Sign-Up Guidelines for Virtual Programs

Currently, all of our programs for all age groups are taking place virtually. This may continue to be the case for some time.

As the world moves toward a more virtual reality, at least for the time being, we need to ensure that our patrons are accessing our virtual programs safely.

  1. All Columbus Public Library programs are free and open to the public. We never charge a fee of any kind for our events.
  2. The only way to sign up for a virtual event for our library is by signing up in a Google doc in a link directly from our website or the body of the event description on our Facebook page. It would never be in a comment to that event.

Scammers post fake links for a LIVE STREAM or LIVE LINK to events in the comments section of the post to make it seem as if it is part of the event. It is not. They want your credit card information. The Columbus Public Library would never ask for that information under any circumstances.

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.

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