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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: Monday, June 26, 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.

Internet Gaming

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

Learn where to find games on the Internet and how to set the computer up to play them. Many games require downloading software and you will learn what is necessary to play them. Come prepared for ...

Juggling Up The Ladder

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Hope Branch Library

Paul Kelly will demonstrate a variety of juggling techniques with lots of different items. After the program there will be a juggling clinic where attendees can learn how to juggle for themsel...

TAB Meeting

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Monthly meeting

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  • June 2017 Program Guide

    A Link to June's Program Guide.

  • 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.  

  • Juggle Up the Ladder

    Paul Kelly will demonstrate a variety of juggling techniques with lots of different items. After the program there will be a juggling clinic where attendees can learn how to juggle for themselves. Fun for the entire family.

  • Wicked Columbus, Indiana

     Paul Hoffman chats about his new book Wicked Columbus, Indiana. Learn about the unscrupulous past of Columbus- Lillian "Todie" Tull's house of ill-repute, two different father-and-son hoodlum partnerships and a fistfight between the mayor and newspaper editor. Copies will be available for purchase.

  • Art House In The Red Room

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 1940 Hitchcock classic Rebecca based on the book of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. Film stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and won the 1941 Academy Award for best picture.

   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: Monday, June 26, 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.

    Internet Gaming

    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

    Learn where to find games on the Internet and how to set the computer up to play them. Many games require downloading software and you will learn what is necessary to play them. Come prepared for ...

    Juggling Up The Ladder

    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Hope Branch Library

    Paul Kelly will demonstrate a variety of juggling techniques with lots of different items. After the program there will be a juggling clinic where attendees can learn how to juggle for themsel...

    TAB Meeting

    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Monthly meeting