About us

Columbus Public Library building in summer


Library Director

Lindsey Ganz
Director [at] ColumbusPublicLibrary.info

Your Friendly Neighborhood Library Staff Members:

Heather, Susan, Sue, Catherine, Helen, Deb, Reagan 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.


Annex Policy - use of the library's annex meeting spaces

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

Collection Development Policy - challenged materials procedures and how the library maintains its collections.

Meeting Room and Lawn Policy - Contact the library at 920-623-5910 to reserve the meeting room or lawn and then sign the lawn and meeting room usage policy.

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

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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.