For Kids

Check out our calendar for upcoming children's programs at the Columbus Public Library! 

mural depicting a child reading and the inscription Reuben C. Chadbourn Children's Library



Columbus Public Library is now on YouTube!

We are excited to announce that the Columbus Public Library 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.

We will post weekly programing videos aimed toward ages 5 and up. Storytimes will also be posted weekly but will only be up for a 24 hours due to copyrights.

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.

Regular Programs

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is of utmost concern to the Columbus Public Library. With that in mind, the Library Board has decided that all library programs will be done virtually for the time being.

Information about upcoming projects can be found on the library’s calendar.

Children's Storytime Craft: paper plate piratesChildren's Storytime

Every Tuesdays at 10:00am watch on Facebook and YouTube

Join us on our Facebook page or YouTube channel for a slightly different kind of storytime. All ages of children and their grown-ups are welcome.


two children making duct tape walletsCrafternoon

1st Wednesday of each month 

Weather permitting, we will have a limited in-person to do these crafts on the library lawn during the summer months. You MUST register in advance to reserve your spot. You canregister by visiting the Crafternoon events on the library’s calendar or by calling the library at 920-623-5910. You will receive an email confirmation when your register; this is not a confirmation that you have a spot. You will receive an email notification/phone call prior to the event to confirm that you have a spot. Kits will be available after the event.

Lego Club Great Wall of LegosSTEM

2nd Wednesday of the month a new video is uploaded to Facebook and YouTube

Each month we will post a video on our Facebook page and YouTube channel with a fun and exciting expariment you can try at home. For ages 5 and up.

group of children gathered around binder of pokemon cardsLiteracy Tip

3rd Wednesday of the month a new video is uploaded to Facebook and YouTube

Our friend Miss Karen will be releasing a reading tip on this day. Check it out on our Facebook page or Youtube Channel!  Video available through Facebook or YouTube. For ages 0 - 5.

catapults made from spoons and popsicle sticksGames Spotlight

4th Wednesay of the month a new video is uploaded to Facebook and YouTube

We’re going to be unboxing and sharing a board game that will be available at the library for checkout. Video available through Facebook or YouTube. For ages 5 and up.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ask at the Children's desk how to sign up for this free program

Prepare your child for a lifetime of learning by participating in this free year-round early literacy program! Keep track of the books you read and receive a small prize for every 100 books read and receive a free book once you reach 1,000 books read! For ages 0-5.

Our Kids' Space

early learning computer stationskids' play spacebook bundles

Visit our friendly kids' space to pick up the latest books and movies, enjoy our play space and photo scavenger hunts, and get started with computers by using our early literacy and learning game stations.  Our staff members will be happy to help you locate new titles and old favorites, find the perfect book or series for reluctant readers, or answer any questions you may have!


Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids

Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids Logo

Use your phone, tablet, computer, or eReader to enjoy free books, audiobooks, and streaming video from Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids! You can even browse content by subject and reading level. This resource is powered by OverDrive, so take a peek at their Getting Started Guide or stop by the library to learn about downloading content to your device.