Check out our calendar for upcoming teen programs at the Columbus Public Library! 
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Upcoming Teen Programs

There is a new face in the library!
It's Miss Helen! Columbus Public Library has a new Youth Services Coordinator, her name is Helen Wirka. She comes to us with a rich background full of all sorts of fun programing and museums. Since her office is in the lower Stop by the library and find her in the lower-level children's area, she is excited to meet everybody!

elastic book mark made of ribbon and buttons

Elastic Ribbon Bookmark
Monday, September 19, 6:00pm-7:00pm

We will be making bookmarks out of elastic, buttons and fabric.

Registration encouraged but not required, to register please fill out the form found here.



crest of the four houses of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series

An Evening of Fun in the World of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts
Monday, October 17, 6:00pm-7:00pm

An evening of fun activities and a Harry Potter inspired craft will be available plus snacks similar to those in the books.

Registration encouraged but not required, to register please fill out the form found here.



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“Chopped: Teen Edition”
Monday, November 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Face off against your friends in “Chopped: Teen Edition”! Similar to the Food Network TV show, teens will compete to create the prize winning dish using a mystery ingredient, plus ingredients from the Library’s “Pantry”. Sample everyone’s dish at the end of the evening to see how your friends do in the competition too. *This program will run one extra hour to accommodate the activity. But you may just stay for the first hour. 

Registration encouraged but not required, to register please fill out the form found here.




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Our Teen Space

The teens have a new space in the library! Sit in the light of our large boulevard view window and enjoy free WiFi, a good manga or a hot book. The library's computers and printer are also available. If you're feeling stuck with a research project, our librarians will be happy to help you find resources that will get you started in the right direction.

our teen space

Digital Resources


night sky with text that reads wisconsin's digital library for teens

Use your phone, tablet, computer, or eReader to enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital Library for Teens! This resource is powered by OverDrive, so take a peek at their Getting Started Guide or visit the library to learn about downloading content to your device. If you have any questions, stop by the library or try OverDrive Help.

Every summer, download 2 audiobooks a week and keep them FOR.EV.ER! 

  1. Download the Overdrive App (if you're using a mobile device)
  2. Go to http://audiobooksync.com 
  3. Download two audiobooks a week
  4. Listen to them whenever you've got time- no return date!
  5. Follow us on Instagram @ColumbusLibTeens for weekly reminders to download.

The audiobooks are only availble during their featured week, so be sure to download each week and go back to listen later. Titles switch every Thursday morning.