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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Work has begun on the Conversation Plinth on the library plaza, part of Exhibit Columbus.  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.  

 Latest News

Digital Underground will be closed Tuesday, August 29
Posted on 22 August 2017 Sorry for any inconvenience.
Job Openings Available!
Posted on 31 July 2017 Apply now for one of these great part-time opportunities!
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Posted on 03 June 2017
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Digital Underground
Posted on 22 May 2017 Now open 1:00-5:00 Weekdays.

  Upcoming Events

Kidz Book Sale

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.

After School Movie: Beauty and the Beast (PG) OR Everything Everything (PG-13)

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Vote at the Teen Desk for which movie you'd prefer to watch. The movie with the most votes will be shown. Fresh popcorn and drinks provided. Bring your friends!

Kidz Book Sale

When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.

Kidz Book Sale

When: Friday, August 25, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.

  Quick Links

  • Art House In The Red Room - One Wonderful Sunday

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 1947 Japanese film One Wonderful Sunday. Filmed during the Allied occupation of Japan after WW II, it depicts a couple spending a day in Tokyo. English subtitles.

  • Heirloom Tomatoes

     Learn how Marilyn Price grows her heirloom tomatoes.

  • Style Show on the Plinth

     Join us for this fun event featuring clothes from Minash Boutique, Lockett’s Ladies’ Shop, Boutique Elise and Red Lips Spatique. Food and drink available for purchase.

  • How To Get Great Deals And Earn Free Gift Cards With Swagbucks

     The Swagbucks website allows you to perform tasks which earn you virtual Swagbucks which can be redeemed for real gift cards at hundreds of stores.

  • Eli Lilly and Archaeology

    While Eli Lilly was most noted for his pharmaceutical company, few know that he also had a keen interest in archaeology, specifically in the state of Indiana. 

  • Steps Through Time - History Days

    Steps Through Time features over 18 participants including local collectors and museums. View exhibits/displays throughout the library and on the Plaza. As a bonus you can view a1/9 scale model of a B-17 bomber!

  • Afternoon Delight

     If you delight in reading and sharing with others, you will embrace this opportunity to do both. During our second session of Afternoon Delight we will take turns discussing a mystery book we have read.

  • Medicare Seminar

    When and how to enroll in Medicare; details on all of the components of Medicare; review making changes with your coverage in the future; illustrate the costs of Medicare and more. 

  • Art House in the Red Room - Submarine

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

  • 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.

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Work has begun on the Conversation Plinth on the library plaza, part of Exhibit Columbus.  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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  • Kidz Book Sale

    When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.

    After School Movie: Beauty and the Beast (PG) OR Everything Everything (PG-13)

    When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Vote at the Teen Desk for which movie you'd prefer to watch. The movie with the most votes will be shown. Fresh popcorn and drinks provided. Bring your friends!

    Kidz Book Sale

    When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.

    Kidz Book Sale

    When: Friday, August 25, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.