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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

View all of our fun February events at http://bit.ly/BCPLFebruary18
 
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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  Upcoming Events

Spanish Storytime - (Ages: 0-5)

When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Come enjoy this Spanish Storytime. This event is in collaboration with Family School Partners.

Coder Dojo Themes

When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

Explore a challenge from Code Club! Code Club projects are step by step guides to follow to create animations, games, websites and much more. Build up your programming skills as you ...

Reading TIme With Lottie

When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane! You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

Teen Book Club: Superheroes (focus on Black Superheroes and Heroes)

When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

In celebration of Black History Month and the movie release of Black Panther, this month's book club will focus on Superheroes. Teens are encouraged to read books with Black Superheroes and He...

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  • Adults Reading YA Book Club

    If you are 21 and over and love reading YA/Teen Fiction meet with Teen Services Librarian Christina Kelley at The Garage to chat about CINDER by Marissa Meyer.

  • Presidential Trivia on President’s Day

    Enjoy a fun time answering presidential trivia questions. Bring your smart phone or tablet, as you will need to download an app to answer the questions. 

  • Chaotic Tuesday

    Join the library staff at Chaotic Tuesday to make a house of cards. We will use straws and cards of different sizes to make unique designs.

  • Underground Railroad in Indiana

    Learn about Hoosiers on both sides of the Underground Railroad from Department of Historic Preservation

  • Did You Know?

    Cabrina’s Safe Haven for Kidz Ministries will present a skit about black inventors.

  • History of Hip Hop

    Learn about the early history of the Hip-Hop movement, view footage of early pioneers and listen to how and why they did what they did.

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

View all of our fun February events at http://bit.ly/BCPLFebruary18
 
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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  • Spanish Storytime - (Ages: 0-5)

    When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Come enjoy this Spanish Storytime. This event is in collaboration with Family School Partners.

    Coder Dojo Themes

    When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

    Explore a challenge from Code Club! Code Club projects are step by step guides to follow to create animations, games, websites and much more. Build up your programming skills as you ...

    Reading TIme With Lottie

    When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane! You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

    Teen Book Club: Superheroes (focus on Black Superheroes and Heroes)

    When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    In celebration of Black History Month and the movie release of Black Panther, this month's book club will focus on Superheroes. Teens are encouraged to read books with Black Superheroes and He...