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

teens preparing to build a fort during a teen event


Teen Late Night Fandom Party

Prepare to take over the library after hours to celebrate your favorite fandom. Geek out with fellow Whovians or trace the entire Marvel universe timeline. Play Pokemon Go or Wizards Unite (we've got Pokestops, Gyms, and Inns all accessible from the library). Come dressed in cosplay as your favorite character or villain. Meg and Melissa already have their costumes planned out: Who will you become? There will be pizza, a cosplay contest, and fandom crafting throughout the night. Event takes place on Friday, July 19th from 6-8 pm.

Star Party

Stargaze with us! At the Star Party you’ll find telescopes, binoculars and a guided tour of the constellations by stargazing expert John Heasley from Driftless Stargazing. Join other tweens, teens and adults to explore the universe from here on Earth. In the event of rain, an indoor program “Seize the night: Becoming a Stargazer” will be offered at the library. Check Facebook for weather-related updates. Event takes place on August 2nd, from 8:30-9:30 at the Columbus High School Track. Presented in conjunction with the Columbus Recreation Department.

Regular Programs

members of the teen advisory board posed for a silly group photoTeen Advisory Committee of Students (TACOS)

Check calendar for dates and time.

Are you wondering why we don't have a particular book series you like? Do you have ideas for fun teen activities at your library? Want to volunteer for your community? You need to join TACOS. Bring your ideas and friends to brainstorm and plan future events, and earn volunteer hours by helping with futrue kids programs. Get in touch with Meg, our youth services librarian, for details.

Monday Madness

Check calendar for dates and time.

Hang out at the library for an evening of creativity! Past Monday Madness events have included pumpkin carving, slime, Manga fandoms and more.

a teen making a large pyramid out of cups

Our Teen Space

 new teen book sectionteen section table and chairs computer work station

Our teen space was designed by teens for teens! Stop by to add to our collaborative coloring, pick up the latest books and movies, take a #bookface pic, enjoy free WiFi, or use the library's computers and printer. If you're feeling stuck with a school 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.