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

teens preparing to build a fort during a teen event

Summer Programs

We are spicing things up this summer and moving the summer reading program to online tracking. We will be using a service called Beanstack. You can visit the Beanstack website or download the app to register. Beanstack makes it easy to log your reading, track your progress by earning badges, time your reading and even keep a history of what you have read. Once you have earned the Completion Badge, you can enter to win one of the real-world prizes listed on the site. You also earn a free prize book, just bring proof that you earned the Completion Badge (a print out or show us on your mobile device) to the library to choose your book. Keep reading and completing more activities to earn more tickets for the drawings. The Summer Reading Program runs June 12 through August 7. If you have any questions, please call Columbus Public Library at (920)-623-5910.

With health and safety in mind, all library programs will be virtual through the summer. If you are intrested in participating in any of the the library's teen events going on this summer (see list below), please fill out this Google Form and let us know what you are intrested in. We will send you and email with the links for the program(s) of choice. Please contact the library at 920-623-5910 if you have any question or issues with the form.

Monday Madness: Movie Scavenger Hunt 

Monday, June 15, 6:00pm
We’re going to be watching a cult classic with the famous line “As you wish”. It is currently streaming on a certain streaming service that has a castle for a logo, but the library will have several copies of the DVD available to borrow if you do not have access. Pick up the scavenger hunt list from the library. You can watch on your own or be part of a live chat for reporting what you’ve found and perhaps some good-natured heckling. The movie is PG.

Zoom Trivia and Game Night

Friday, June 26, 6:30pm
Jump on Zoom for a few rounds of Trivia, Pictionary, and possibly another game or two!

We're All Mad Here

Friday, July 17, 6:30pm
Join us for some Mad Libs over Zoom to see what hilarious or ominous stories we can create.

Monday Madness: Poetry Evening

Monday, July 20, 6:00pm
On July 13th, participants will receive a number of poetry prompts. Create at least one poem from the prompts and join Bethany and special guest Sarah to share poems on the 20th. Sarah will be sharing some tips and tricks for both writing and professionally critiquing poetry. Sarah has been an active member of her college’s poetry workshop for 3+ years and has one poem published so far.

Escape Room Mission

Friday, August 7, 6:30pm
How long will it take you??? Participants will receive the link(s) the day of. Time yourself and report back to the library how it went. Try it by yourself or with your family helping!

Remember, please fill out the Google Form to sign up for the programs you are interested in!

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
                                                                            future kids programs. 

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.