Did you know librarians take breaks too? We take a break from storytimes over the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come to the library! During our regular storytime hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10-11) we have Stay and Play instead. We set out extra toys in the storytime room and kids can do the important work of childhood: play. Stay and Play continues on the days we’re open until we begin storytimes again on January 8th. For a full calendar of events and holiday hours, click here.
Storytime and free swimming for the whole family! What could be better than that? Join Miss Meg at the Beaver Dam YMCA for a Saturday afternoon family storytime and then swim for free during open swim. The storytime will run from 12:30 to 1:00 in the front lobby, and then we’ll all hop in the pool. Open swim is from 1-5:30 and anyone who attends the storytime is welcome to swim for free. You can bet Miss Meg will be swimming with her little one! Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
Short Stuff is a book club about short stories that the library will be hosting at Cercis Brewing Company (140 N. Dickason Blvd.) on Thursday, January 17 from 7:30-8:30pm. There will be short trivia and small discussion with light appetizers provided, beverages not included but available for purchase.
The short stories we will be chatting about are:
Follow the pages of Ezra Jack Keats' classic "The Snowy Day" exploring winter in the city through a child's eyes as you walk through downtown Columbus. The walk begins at the Senior Center and concludes at the Library, where you can pick up a winter-themed Take & Make craft bag during our open hours!
What comes after the Public Theater's moving presentation of the play SWEAT in our town this fall? Janesville, a similar story closer to home. With a panel of locals, we will discuss the state of economic development and planning here in Columbus. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book and join in the conversation as we plan for our own resilient future.
Unable to make Thursday? We will also be discussing the book during Afternoon Book Club at the Senior Center on Monday, December 10!
Our wonderful Friends of the Library group has been working hard to make their bookstore in the Library Annex a great place to browse for deals on gently used materials for all ages. They recently expanded the Children's and Young Adult section to a dedicated room with new shelving. Come see the space and find your next old favorite!
UPCOMING SALE: Saturday, December 8 (10am-2pm)