Bartholomew County Public Library

Bartholomew County Public Library 536 Fifth St Columbus, IN 47201 812-379-1255
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Earlier today our wonderful Art Douglas visited the Camp Atterbury USO and dropped off the huge amount of Christmas card...
12/03/2019

Earlier today our wonderful Art Douglas visited the Camp Atterbury USO and dropped off the huge amount of Christmas cards you donated during November. Thanks so very much for your thoughtfulness.

Catch another reindeer show tomorrow at our Hope Branch Library at 5:30.
12/03/2019

Catch another reindeer show tomorrow at our Hope Branch Library at 5:30.

Don't travel anywhere this holiday season without a library book (or without a layover in the Children's Department)! Co...
12/03/2019

Don't travel anywhere this holiday season without a library book (or without a layover in the Children's Department)! Come play - I mean, FLY - with us today! #mybcpl #columbusin #librariesofinstagram

It's not every day you see a reindeer in the children's department . . .or in our elevator! 😂 We had a great time wit...
12/03/2019

It's not every day you see a reindeer in the children's department . . .or in our elevator! 😂 We had a great time with Silly Safaris tonight and can't wait to host them again at Hope on Wednesday! 🦌 #mybcpl #columbusin

The reindeer has landed!
12/02/2019

The reindeer has landed!

It's an elevator reindeer! Silly Safaris Shows Inc at our place tonight!
12/02/2019

It's an elevator reindeer! Silly Safaris Shows Inc at our place tonight!

Interested in a short-term job with the Census Bureau?
12/02/2019

Interested in a short-term job with the Census Bureau?

12/02/2019
12/01/2019
Come check out our 🔥HOT🔥Black Friday deals! Check out one book, get 49 free! #mybcpl #columbusin #librariesofinsta...
11/29/2019

Come check out our 🔥HOT🔥Black Friday deals! Check out one book, get 49 free! #mybcpl #columbusin #librariesofinstagram

Doors open at 8:30, 9 at Hope.Free materials.  $3.00 book bags.Moderate crowds.Friendly staff ready to assist you.
11/29/2019

Doors open at 8:30, 9 at Hope.
Free materials.
$3.00 book bags.
Moderate crowds.
Friendly staff ready to assist you.

11/28/2019
See what's new this week at the Bartholomew County Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3346-132 ***Th...
11/27/2019

See what's new this week at the Bartholomew County Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3346-132 ***

There are ten new bestsellers, four new movies, 45 new children's books, and 66 other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians," "Jay-Z: Made in America," and "Starsight." The new movies this week include "American Woman," "The Jungle Book," and "The 100: Season 4."

Columbus Area Arts Council
11/27/2019

Columbus Area Arts Council

Are you a high school student in Bartholomew County? Are you inspired by historic landmarks that make Columbus a special place to live? We have an art assignment for you! Create a one-of-a-kind work of art that visually represents what “Love Your History” means to you and win a chance to exhibit your work at The Inn at Irwin Gardens. Students selected to exhibit work will be entered into an art contest with cash awards.

Check out all the info online!

https://www.artsincolumbus.org/love-your-history

I Just Want All the Books
11/27/2019

I Just Want All the Books

At last, here are the winners of the first #bcplfalloweek costume contest! Just in time for Thanksgiving. Time flies whe...
11/26/2019

At last, here are the winners of the first #bcplfalloweek costume contest! Just in time for Thanksgiving. Time flies when you're having fun at the library.

If you or your child is one of our five winners, please stop by the Main Branch to pick up your $10 Viewpoint gift card!

Winners have been tagged or contacted to the best of our ability.

Thanks to everyone who posted their pictures!

At last, here are the winners of the first #bcplfalloweek costume contest! Just in time for Thanksgiving. Time flies when you're having fun at the library.

If you or your child is one of our five winners, please stop by the Main Branch to pick up your $10 Viewpoint gift card!

Winners have been tagged or contacted to the best of our ability.

Thanks to everyone who posted their pictures!

11/26/2019
11/24/2019
11/21/2019
Candi Hester reads "How Fletcher Was Hatched"

Continuing our "Lead, Read, Succeed" series, where community leaders share their love of reading. Candi Hester from Century 21 Breeden Realtors reads "How Fletcher Was Hatched" by Wende and Harry Devlin.

Kelly Harvey Kennedy at Chick-fil-A Columbus National at 9 am today!
11/21/2019

Kelly Harvey Kennedy at Chick-fil-A Columbus National at 9 am today!

Guess what we are doing for Story Time tomorrow? Making elephant trunk crafts! (Thanks Amy Tompkins and Cathy Tompkins - Columbus Salvation Army.) Miss Kelly from the Bartholomew County Public Library will be reading and we know how much fun she is! 9-10am #stories #crafts #cfacolumbusnational

See what's new this week at the Bartholomew County Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3346-131 ***Th...
11/20/2019

See what's new this week at the Bartholomew County Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3346-131 ***

There are 16 new bestsellers, 15 new movies, 13 new audiobooks, two new music CDs, 30 new children's books, and 34 other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," "Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History," and "With All Due Respect." The new movies this week include "Downton Abbey," "Handmaid's Tale: Season 3," and "The Art of Racing in the Rain."

Planes and trains and dinosaurs - oh my! And Miss Kate on a scooter, too! We're having fun in the children's department ...
11/19/2019

Planes and trains and dinosaurs - oh my! And Miss Kate on a scooter, too! We're having fun in the children's department this week! #mybcpl #columbusin

Do you wanna build a snowman? If the answer is yes, come to our Frozen Storytime this Friday at 4! Or, come check out ou...
11/18/2019

Do you wanna build a snowman? If the answer is yes, come to our Frozen Storytime this Friday at 4! Or, come check out our new snow-themed storytime kit, available later this week! #mybcpl #columbusin

Tonight in the Red Room.
11/18/2019
College Planning Services, LLC

Tonight in the Red Room.

Will your Teen Be Ready For College? Join the Academic Achievement Center along with Franklin College on November 18th at 6:30 for this FREE event. We'll be at the Bartholomew County Library Red Room where a panel of experts will answer your pressing questions about social, personal and academic readiness for college. One of many topics we'll be discussing is authentic and developmentally appropriate career identification. Join us!
http://www.robynspoon.com/upcoming-events/

11/18/2019
Throwback from two years ago!
11/17/2019

Throwback from two years ago!

Our latest column in The Republic written by Sandy Handt Allman.
11/16/2019
Library’s outreach stretches way beyond the shelves

Our latest column in The Republic written by Sandy Handt Allman.

Recently, you may have seen publicity celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library. We celebrated this momentous occasion by dedicating an official plaque, which can be found in the entryway of the library, and various other programs during the months of September and October...

Price cut on our fabulous book bags!
11/16/2019

Price cut on our fabulous book bags!

Join us for today’s Artistic Friday!  We will be making ornaments to send to some troops who will not make it home for...
11/15/2019

Join us for today’s Artistic Friday! We will be making ornaments to send to some troops who will not make it home for the holidays. #mybcpl.
#columbusin

Today is America Recycles Day! Recycle your old books and donate them to the Friends of the Library on-going book sale o...
11/15/2019

Today is America Recycles Day! Recycle your old books and donate them to the Friends of the Library on-going book sale or to the Book Express. This month you can bring in unused Christmas cards for those stationed at Camp Atterbury.

The Ladies for Liberty are in the house tonight!
11/14/2019

The Ladies for Liberty are in the house tonight!

If you read the original article this morning the incorrect start time was listed.  Lori begins her talk at 6:30 pm on N...
11/14/2019
Columnist, author to focus on the ‘grand’ side of life at library talk

If you read the original article this morning the incorrect start time was listed. Lori begins her talk at 6:30 pm on November 19.

Lori Borgman’s first grandchild did steal her heart — so much so that she wanted to steal away with the little one when Borgman first got her hands on her in the hospital. “I whispered to the baby that Grandma could slip that security tag right off her little leg and we could give hospital

A shout-out to our friends at Viewpoint Books!
11/14/2019

A shout-out to our friends at Viewpoint Books!

See what's new this week at the Bartholomew County Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3346-130 ***Th...
11/13/2019

See what's new this week at the Bartholomew County Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=3346-130 ***

There are 16 new bestsellers, five new children's books, and 108 other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "A Warning," "Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking: A Cookbook," and "The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness."

Artist Pokes Fun At Literature Classics In 30 Cartoons
11/13/2019
Artist Pokes Fun At Literature Classics In 30 Cartoons

Artist Pokes Fun At Literature Classics In 30 Cartoons

After a hard day at work or school, instead of snuggling up with a doggo, a steaming mug of hot cocoa, and a good novel, we usually end up being couch potatoes in front of the TV or computer screen.

Today is World Kindness Day.
11/13/2019

Today is World Kindness Day.

11/12/2019
First snow of the season! #mybcpl #columbusin
11/12/2019

First snow of the season! #mybcpl #columbusin

Veterans-this month you can select a free book from the Friends of the Library on-going book sale.  Be sure and check ou...
11/11/2019

Veterans-this month you can select a free book from the Friends of the Library on-going book sale. Be sure and check out our military displays organized by Sonya Stretshberry and her staff. Remember to make an ornament for our Heroes Tree!

Congrats to the winners of our UNO tournament today! #mybcpl #columbusin
11/09/2019

Congrats to the winners of our UNO tournament today! #mybcpl #columbusin

Who wants to win this piece of art depicting the old Commons? It's mounted to a hard, hangable frame and is 2 feet wide....
11/07/2019

Who wants to win this piece of art depicting the old Commons? It's mounted to a hard, hangable frame and is 2 feet wide.

Respond with your favorite Old Commons memory to be eligible. We will choose a winner at 11:30 AM Friday

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536 5th St
Columbus, IN
47201

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Monday 08:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00
Thursday 08:30 - 21:00
Friday 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday 08:30 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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