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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Help us meet our Overdrive checkout goal for 2017!  Download eBooks and audiobooks 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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  Upcoming Events

12 Days of Stories

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Join us at the library for Christmas stories, crafts, and treats. Families are welcome to attend one or all twelve sessions.

Reading Time WIth Lottie

When: Monday, December 18, 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.

Teen Book Club & Eat for Cheap: Cookbooks

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

This month, check out a cookbook and try at least one recipe at home. Bring the cookbook and show us what you made. Together we will make and eat a recipe from one of the library's cookbooks.

Teen Game Night

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Teen Area

Veteran gamers and anyone interested in learning to play new games, join us for our monthly Game Night. Games will include Munchkin, Smash Up, Ultimate Werewolf, and Witch of Salem, or bring your own...

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  • Digital Dash- Check out Overdrive Books!

    Help us meet our yearly goal and we'll be eligible to win free books to add to our Overdrive catalog.  Go to http://barth.overdrive.com or download Overdrive or Libby app today and start checking out!  

  • The Art and Artists of Silver Age Comics

    Program will feature art from comic book covers issued between 1956-1970, a time when publishers returned to super heroes and artists such as such as Jack Kirby, who drew the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Hulk, flourished. 

  • Kwanzaa Celebration

    Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means "first" and signifies the first fruits of the harvest. It is also celebration of family, community and culture, and honors African heritage. Kwanzaa is observed from December 26 through January 1. 

  • Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays to all from your library!

  • Yoga Basics

    Join Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher Jenn Willhite as she covers the basics of Hatha Yoga. This one-hour session will explore the essentials of basic yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. 

  • New York City ’77

    New York City in 1977 was at the center of a musical explosion. That time and place had a profound impact on music that lasts to this day. Follow the tale of how Punk Rock started in America.

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Help us meet our Overdrive checkout goal for 2017!  Download eBooks and audiobooks 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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  • 12 Days of Stories

    When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Join us at the library for Christmas stories, crafts, and treats. Families are welcome to attend one or all twelve sessions.

    Reading Time WIth Lottie

    When: Monday, December 18, 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.

    Teen Book Club & Eat for Cheap: Cookbooks

    When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    This month, check out a cookbook and try at least one recipe at home. Bring the cookbook and show us what you made. Together we will make and eat a recipe from one of the library's cookbooks.

    Teen Game Night

    When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Teen Area

    Veteran gamers and anyone interested in learning to play new games, join us for our monthly Game Night. Games will include Munchkin, Smash Up, Ultimate Werewolf, and Witch of Salem, or bring your own...