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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

The Conversation Plinth on the library plaza, part of Exhibit Columbus, is complete.  Looking for information about the project? Click here!
 
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, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs, one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance, public computer, and public wireless are available at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Meeting spaces at the Main Library or Hope Branch are free of charge for non-profit use. 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 and Digital Underground media lab.  

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Posted on 03 June 2017
Wowbrary sends weekly email alerts
Digital Underground
Posted on 22 May 2017
Extended Monday hours starting October 30th
Consumer Reports added as a Free Resource
Posted on 08 December 2014
Your favorite consumer magazine now easily readable 24-7 from your home or office. Get ratings for refrigerators, cars, TVs, baby monitors, and more.

  Upcoming Events

Teen and Tween Book Sale

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

All October buy one tween or teen book, get three free in our book sale area.

Teen and Tween Book Sale

When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

All October buy one tween or teen book, get three free in our book sale area.

Full STEAM Ahead

When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Put on your thinking caps and join us on Mondays at 4:00 as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Each session includes a read aloud, make-n-take and ideas to continue your...

TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Do you have suggestions for teen programs? Ideas for improving Teen Services at our library? Join us for our monthly meeting. Snacks provided.

  Quick Links

  • Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest on the Plinth

    Parade your pooch on the Plinth! Five costume categories: Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, Super Hero and Best Owner/Dog Costume Combo. One prize awarded for each category. No fee to participate, but donations to the Bartholomew County Humane Society are welcome.

  • Fall-O-Ween Fest

     Everyone is invited to dance on the Plaza and Plinth, play games, make a mask, paint pumpkins, enjoy camp fire stories, go on a scavenger hunt, have fun and enjoy yourself and your library. Come costumed or not. Activities inside and outside of the building.

  • Art House in the Red Room - Suspiria (1977)

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 1977 Italian language horror film Suspiria. Plot: A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister. English subtitles. Directed by Dario Argento.

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

The Conversation Plinth on the library plaza, part of Exhibit Columbus, is complete.  Looking for information about the project? Click here!
 
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, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs, one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance, public computer, and public wireless are available at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Meeting spaces at the Main Library or Hope Branch are free of charge for non-profit use. 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 and Digital Underground media lab.  

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  • Teen and Tween Book Sale

    When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    All October buy one tween or teen book, get three free in our book sale area.

    Teen and Tween Book Sale

    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    All October buy one tween or teen book, get three free in our book sale area.

    Full STEAM Ahead

    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Put on your thinking caps and join us on Mondays at 4:00 as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Each session includes a read aloud, make-n-take and ideas to continue your...

    TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Do you have suggestions for teen programs? Ideas for improving Teen Services at our library? Join us for our monthly meeting. Snacks provided.