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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.

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  Upcoming Events

Military Book Sale

When: Friday, November 28, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

In November all military related materials, fiction and non-fiction, are half-price.

All Audio All December Sale

When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

During December buy one get one free-includes CDs, records, audio books and DVDs in our on-going book sale area.

Affordable Care Act/MDwise Marketplace 101: Learn & Enroll

When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

An education and enrollment session for the Affordable Care Act presented by MDwise, an Indiana-based nonprofit health care company. Kelly Lowry will answer your questions about the Affordable Ca...

DIY: Ornaments

When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL

Drop by the teen area any time after school until 5pm and decorate an ornament to take home.

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  • Celtic Christmas Concert

    Celtic Fiddler Emily Ann Thompson and husband Kelly play traditional songs of Christmas and the winter holiday season from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales and mix in up-beat jigs.  

     

  • Our Heroes Tree

    Make an ornament to honor a veteran.  Place ornaments on the Heroes Tree at the library entrance.  The tree will stay through December.  

  • Caturday Night Fever with LIL BUB!

    Saturday December 13th.  6:30 PM.  Celebrity cat Lil BUB will be a judge for a cat video contest benefitting animal organizations in our county.   $10 tickets on sale December 1.  Submit cat videos here

  • 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!

  • Military Book Sale

    All November, all military books in our Book Sale are half price!

  • Overdrive has free eBooks and Audiobooks!

    Check out our Overdrive catalog to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks! You can download the Overdrive app too! 

   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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  • Military Book Sale

    When: Friday, November 28, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    In November all military related materials, fiction and non-fiction, are half-price.

    All Audio All December Sale

    When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    During December buy one get one free-includes CDs, records, audio books and DVDs in our on-going book sale area.

    Affordable Care Act/MDwise Marketplace 101: Learn & Enroll

    When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

    An education and enrollment session for the Affordable Care Act presented by MDwise, an Indiana-based nonprofit health care company. Kelly Lowry will answer your questions about the Affordable Ca...

    DIY: Ornaments

    When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL

    Drop by the teen area any time after school until 5pm and decorate an ornament to take home.