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

 

News

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

In-person programming is limited and does require pre-registration. You can register by visiting the events on the library’s calendar or by calling the library at 920-623-5910. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis with waitlist available as needed. In-person programming is subject to change. Any changes to in-person programming would be announced via the library’s website and social media.

Masks are required for in-person programs for ages 2 and up. Mask requirements are subject to change following CDC recommendations.

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

Children's Storytime Craft: paper plate piratesStorytime in the Annex

Every Tuesdays at 10:00am 
Storytime is returning in person at the library! Please sign up so we know you and your child(ren) are coming. Miss Bethany and Miss Susan are excited to see you books, songs, and a craft to take home! Storytime videos will still be posted twice a month on our Facebook page. You can register by visiting the Storytime events on the library’s calendar or by calling the library at 920-623-5910.

two children making duct tape walletsCrafternoon

1st Wednesday of each month 
We will have a limited in-person sign-ups for these crafts and they will take place at the Library Annex (the building next to the parking lot). You MUST register in advance to reserve your spot. You can register 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 LegosMovie Day

2nd Wednesday of each month 
We will be watching a movie on the big screen! Popcorn included. Movie choices will be selected ahead of time and voted on at the event. You MUST register in advance to reserve your spot. You can register by visiting the Movie Day 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

3rd Wednesday of the month 
We will have a limited in-person sign-ups for these crafts and they will take place at the Library Annex (the building next to the parking lot). You MUST register in advance to reserve your spot. You can register by visiting the STEM 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. Take and Make kits will NOT be available after this event, but there will be a video on our Facebook and Youtube channel on how the balls are made. 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.