Saturday September 23-- Hope Branch will be closed (Heritage Days), Main Branch will be open 12:00-6:00 (Marathon)

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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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Job Openings Available!
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Posted on 03 June 2017
Wowbrary sends weekly email alerts
Digital Underground
Posted on 22 May 2017 Now open 1:00-5:00 Weekdays.
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

Ones & Twos Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick ...

Ages 3-5 Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick u...

Hogwarts for Muggles: Care of Magical Creatures

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Teen Area

Design your own magical creature using a variety of supplies from modeling clay to feathers to cardboard. For an added twist, special dice will be available to help you choose physical characteri...

Crazy 8's Club -Season 2 (Grades:K-2)

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky mazes, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club.

  Quick Links

  • Art House in the Red Room - Submarine

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 2010 British coming-of-age film Submarine. 

  • The Well-Oiled Athlete

    Join Carissa Rusin as she shares how essential oils can encourage, enhance and energize any athlete young or seasoned.

  • Changed Hours

    Saturday hours opening at noon, Hope Branch Library closed.

  • Art House in the Red Room - Les Diaboliques

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 1955 French black and white thriller film Les Diaboliques. Stars Simone Signoret. English subtitles.

  • 13 Reasons Why Not

    Staff from BCPL, Turning Point, and Centerstone will present and facilitate discussion around the book and TV series Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, suicide prevention, warning signs, and how to talk about suicide with others.

  • Community Book Read Kick-Off – Rock Painting Party

    We are partnering with Columbus IN Rocks and having a rock painting party and encourage you to paint some rocks and then hide them for someone to find. All supplies will be provided.

   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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  • Ones & Twos Storytime

    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick ...

    Ages 3-5 Storytime

    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick u...

    Hogwarts for Muggles: Care of Magical Creatures

    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Teen Area

    Design your own magical creature using a variety of supplies from modeling clay to feathers to cardboard. For an added twist, special dice will be available to help you choose physical characteri...

    Crazy 8's Club -Season 2 (Grades:K-2)

    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky mazes, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club.