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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Our mission is “Providing resources for lifelong learning and enjoyment."  We offer services to the citizens of Bartholomew County via the Main Library in Columbus, Hope Branch Library, and Bookmobile service with at least one stop in every township.
 
At an annual cost of less than $50 per person (the price of buying your own hardback book plus a DVD), we provide access to more than 200,000 books, large print books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, placing holds and renewing items, and downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs and computer classes for all ages and one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance are available.  Public computers and wireless internet access are accesible at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Not for profit groups can use meeting space at the Main Library or Hope Branch free of charge. Talking Books, housed in the Main Library, serves persons with visual or physical handicaps in 16 southeast Indiana counties. The Main Library also houses the collection of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives.

 Latest News

Indiana Bicentennial Poetry Contest
Posted on 17 July 2014
Be a part of an Indiana bicentennial poetry book!
See Us at the Movies?
Posted on 10 June 2014
Come check out our great offerings
The Updated Library Plaza
Posted on 09 April 2014
Major construction has ended!

  Upcoming Events

One Stroke Painting

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke. Participants will paint love birds with flowers on a plaque. Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instruct...

Science Storytime

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Experience the world of science through stories!

Underground Railroad in Bartholomew County

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Paulette Roberts will discuss Underground Railroad connections in Bartholomew County. Program is open to the public and sponsored by the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society.

Rhythm Conspiracy on the Plaza

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Library Plaza

Join us on the Plaza for a performance from Rhythm Conspiracy, a group of local women who play instruments and study music forms from around the world. The group’s primary focus is Taiko, an ...

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  • Rhythm Conspiracy On The Plaza

    Rhythm Conspiracy, a local group of women musicians, will focus on Taiko, an ancient  Japanese form of  percussion with large drums and choreographed movement.  Drum clinic to follow.  

  • NoveList Database- A Fiction Finder

    NoveList is a great free resource to discover new fiction series, similar authors to your tastes, and book discussion guides.  Click the picture to find out more!

  • How Big Is The Universe?

    Using models and slides, Paul Walorski will illustrate relative sizes and distances of objects in our universe.  Walorski taught Physics and Astronomy at IUPUC for 27 years.  

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Our mission is “Providing resources for lifelong learning and enjoyment."  We offer services to the citizens of Bartholomew County via the Main Library in Columbus, Hope Branch Library, and Bookmobile service with at least one stop in every township.
 
At an annual cost of less than $50 per person (the price of buying your own hardback book plus a DVD), we provide access to more than 200,000 books, large print books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, placing holds and renewing items, and downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs and computer classes for all ages and one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance are available.  Public computers and wireless internet access are accesible at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Not for profit groups can use meeting space at the Main Library or Hope Branch free of charge. Talking Books, housed in the Main Library, serves persons with visual or physical handicaps in 16 southeast Indiana counties. The Main Library also houses the collection of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives.

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  • One Stroke Painting

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke. Participants will paint love birds with flowers on a plaque. Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instruct...

    Science Storytime

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Experience the world of science through stories!

    Underground Railroad in Bartholomew County

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Paulette Roberts will discuss Underground Railroad connections in Bartholomew County. Program is open to the public and sponsored by the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society.

    Rhythm Conspiracy on the Plaza

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Library Plaza

    Join us on the Plaza for a performance from Rhythm Conspiracy, a group of local women who play instruments and study music forms from around the world. The group’s primary focus is Taiko, an ...