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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.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Merry Anderson, CPL Search Committee at merryk6644@gmail.com. The application deadline is July 29, or until filled.

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

No More Overdue Fines at Columbus Public Library!

Your Columbus Public Library is making it easier than ever to borrow library materials. As of June 1, 2019, they are no longer charging overdue fines for any materials checked out at the library. While this has been the policy for items from the children’s library, for teachers, and for senior citizens, this no-fine approach now extends to all items checked out at the library, for people of all ages.

Zoozort Returning to Columbus

The ever popular Zoozort is returning to Columbus this summer. Noelle's knowledge and love of her animals shines through as she shows hundreds of kids a variety of wild animals. She brings a different mix each year, and kids are able to pet a number of them, if they're in the mood. Last year, a new member of the Zoozort family, Zed the lemur, was out on his very first summer of shows. Will he be part of the Zoozort show this year? You'll have to come find out! 

Due to the popularity of the program, there are two shows held at the Senior Center across the street from the library. Join us on Tuesday, July 30th at 1:00 or 2:30 to see Zoozort. All ages welcome.

Summer Reading Program (for ALL ages!)

Here’s how it works: people of all ages sign up and receive a “game board.” As you read whatever you love to read, keep track of how long you read and fill in each space. For some spaces, do an activity instead to branch out and try new things. Once you’ve completed your reading time, return to the library to gather your prizes. First, you’ll get a free book that you get to keep forever. Next, kids will get a finisher’s tile to add to our mural on the program room doors. Come back at the end of the summer to see it completed! Finally, you get one raffle ticket. You can choose to enter your ticket to win one of the prize baskets, which run the gamut from playdoh and board books to a cooking basket or our grand prize. One child and one teen or adult will win the grand prize, a full-fledged telescope to start their astronomy adventure. The telescopes are from Astronomers Without Borders, and half the purchase price is used to donate telescopes for astronomy education around the world.  The telescopes were donated by the Columbus Kiwanis Club and Drexel Building Supply.

Sign-up at the library or online, remember to stop in and pick up you reading log after signing up online.

Family Storytime at Fall River Village Park

We're trying something new: storytime at the park! Our regular Family Storytime will be held outside at Village Park in Fall River this summer. Once a month, combine outdoor play with stories, songs and rhymes for a beautiful evening in the park. Family Storytime is held throughout the year one evening a month to offer families a chance to attend storytime together. All ages are encouraged to attend, with stories geared toward preschool and elementary aged kids and opportunities for older siblings to assist with the activity. 

Family Storytimes this summer will be on June 10th, July 8th, and August 5th, at 6:00pm at Village Park in Fall River. The park is located near the school, at the corner of Bradley and Kane streets. Check the library’s Facebook or right here for weather related updates.

There is a new book club in town!

The Columbus Public Library’s new Columbus/Fall River Senior Book Club features audio books and large-print books and will meet on two different days per month at two different locations. The Larson House Platinum at 550 River Road in Columbus will host on the first Wednesday of each month. The second group will meet at The Meadows at 101 Hometown Avenue in Fall River on the second Wednesday of each month.

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