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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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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

Ages 3 - 5 Storytime

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Join us for stories, songs, puppets and rhymes! Get ready to be silly, have fun and hear some great stories!

Ones & Twos Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one.

Humanimation: Human Stop Motion Animation

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Meeting Room 3

Make your own stop-motion animation! Bring your tablet or smart phone and learn how to make movie magic.

Get Kinected - Boys Only

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Enjoy some friendly competition playing XBOX Kinect!!

  Quick Links

  • Community Book Read

    "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien recounts the author's Vietnam War experience.  Children's titles "Year of the Jungle" (K-3) and "Dogs of War" (4-6)  at BCSC schools.  Events October 20 - November 15!

  • 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.  

  • 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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  • Ages 3 - 5 Storytime

    When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Join us for stories, songs, puppets and rhymes! Get ready to be silly, have fun and hear some great stories!

    Ones & Twos Storytime

    When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one.

    Humanimation: Human Stop Motion Animation

    When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Meeting Room 3

    Make your own stop-motion animation! Bring your tablet or smart phone and learn how to make movie magic.

    Get Kinected - Boys Only

    When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Enjoy some friendly competition playing XBOX Kinect!!