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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Summer Reading Challenge runs until July 29th.  Click here for more information and to start the challenge for yourself.  
 
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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Digital Underground
Posted on 22 May 2017 Now open 1:00-5:00 Weekdays.
Consumer Reports added as a Free Resource
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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

Large Print Book Sale

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.

Large Print Book Sale

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.

Eat for Cheap: Rainbow Marshmallow Crispy Treats

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Together we will make (and eat) these sweet, colorful treats. All supplies provided free of charge.

Reading Time With Lottie

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 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.

  Quick Links

  • July Program Guide

    See all of July's library programs.

  • Summer Reading Challenge

    Build A Better World! BCPL's Summer Reading Challenge runs from May 13 to July 29. Read, volunteer, visit new places! Complete your challenge cards to win prizes. Events throughout the summer.  

  • Becoming Minimalist

    During this Skype session minimalist Joshua Becker will help you to recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less. 

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Summer Reading Challenge runs until July 29th.  Click here for more information and to start the challenge for yourself.  
 
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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  • Large Print Book Sale

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.

    Large Print Book Sale

    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.

    Eat for Cheap: Rainbow Marshmallow Crispy Treats

    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Together we will make (and eat) these sweet, colorful treats. All supplies provided free of charge.

    Reading Time With Lottie

    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 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.