About us

Columbus Public Library building in summer

Hours & Closings                               

Monday 9:00 am -  7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am -  7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Inclement Weather Closings

The Columbus Public Library may close for inclement weather. Information will be posted on our Facebook page as well as the Home page of this website if the library does close due to inclement weather.

2022: Days Closed for Holidays

January 1 New Year's Day
May 30, 2022 Memorial Day
July 4  Independence Day 
September 5, 2022 Labor Day
November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Day
November 25, 2022 Day After Thanksgiving
December 24 (observed on December 23) Christmas Eve Day
December 25 (observed on December 26) Christmas Day
December 31 (observed on December 30) New Year's Day


Library Director

Lindsey Ganz
Director [at] ColumbusPublicLibrary.info

Your Friendly Neighborhood Library Staff Members:

Heather, Susan, Sue, Amy, Catherine, Helen, Deb and Ilene


Columbus Public Library Board of Trustees

  • Peter Kaland, President
  • Nora Vieau, Vice-President
  • Jim Schieble, Financial Secretary
  • Merry Anderson, Secretary
  • Dana Pike, Columbus School Representative
  • Joanna Binsfeld
  • Sue Salter, County Representative
  • Deb Haeffner
  • Trina Reid, City Council Liaison
  • Lindsey Ganz, Library Director

Library Board agendas are posted to the City of Columbus website. Scroll to Library Board for information.

Library Board bylaws

The Library Board meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5pm. Meeting are open to the public unless special matters are being discussed. If you would like to speak before the board, please contact the interim library director, Lindsey Ganz, by calling the library at (920) 623-5910.


Circulation- library card registration, lost or forgotten library cards, loan periods for library materials, damaged materials, and confidentiality

Equipment Use Policy- general equipment and laptop computer usage

Internet Acceptable Use Policy - use of library's computers and WiFi to connect to the internet

Library User Policy- to maintain a culture conducive to learning and entertainment, while ensuring the safety of all library users, the library has established these policies

Materials Selection Policy- challenged materials procedures and how the library selects its materials

Meeting Room and Lawn - lawn and meeting room usage

Meeting Reservation Form - Contact the library at 920-623-5910 to reserve the meeting room or lawn and then fill out this form.

Teacher Card Policy and Form  - Any teacher or daycare provider living or teaching in the Columbus area is eligible for a Teacher Card.

Planning Priorities

Stock Photo composition of rolled blueprints, claw hammer, construction level

In 2015 the Library Board of Trustees adopted a strategic plan with four main priority areas: Communication, Programming, Welcoming Environment and Physical Space. 

In a nutshell, your library will continue providing a warm and welcoming environment and great programming. We are pursuing additional and augmented means to communicate our upcoming programs and services to our community. Most importantly, we are out of space in our beautiful 1912 Carnegie building and need to remedy this problem.


History of the Library

Columbus Public Library in 1912

The Columbus Public Library has a rich community history. Built in 1912, this Carnegie Library in the Prairie School designs still houses the current day library. Several renovation have been done throughout the years to help adapt the historic building to modern needs. This wonderful little library is not only a place where you can find books and internet access, but also a place where you can enjoy fun programing, good company, and a welcoming atmosphere. Click here to read the full history of the Columbus Public Library, its building, achievements, and awards.