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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

Community Book Read Events
Posted on 30 October 2014
Through November 15
See Us at the Movies?
Posted on 10 June 2014
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  Upcoming Events

Treats not Tricks Book Sale

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

After School Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Visit the town of Halloween in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Green Berets-film

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Released in 1968 at the height of U.S. involvement in Vietnam this John Wayne film is about two Green Berets units handpicked for missions in Vietnam. The film has received praise from some and crit...

Treats not Tricks Book Sale

When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

  Quick Links

  • Lt. Col Dave Grossman--- November 1st

    Lt. Col Dave Grossman,  US Army (Ret.), recognized scholar and author on human agression, presents this 9 AM to 4:30 PM seminar on the roots of violence, PTSD, and more.  Community Book Read Event.  

  • 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!

  • Mike Hemmelgarn-- November 8th at 2 PM

    Mike Hemmelgarn's 45-minute  program features  ventriloquism, juggling, balloons, a touch of magic and audience participation.  He even juggles a bowling ball,  apple and a plunger...while eating the apple!                 

  • USO Show at YES Cinema November 11

    Free Admission! Local performers will sing, tell jokes, tap dance, and more! USO shows have entertained the troops since 1941. All welcome. Donations to USO will be collected.  

     

  • 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!

  • Philip Gulley at Hope Branch Library November 12

    Quaker pastor and author Philip Gulley will discuss his new book A Place Caleld Hope, set in a fictional Hope, Indiana and featuring recurring character Pastor Sam Gardner.  Event is at Hope Library November 12.  

  • 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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  • Treats not Tricks Book Sale

    When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

    After School Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas

    When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Visit the town of Halloween in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    The Green Berets-film

    When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Released in 1968 at the height of U.S. involvement in Vietnam this John Wayne film is about two Green Berets units handpicked for missions in Vietnam. The film has received praise from some and crit...

    Treats not Tricks Book Sale

    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

    In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!