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Upcoming Events
Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Registration is now closed

Thu, May 30, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Registration is now closed

Thu, May 30, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Registration is now closed

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, May 30, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Columbus - Red Room
Bring your friends and family members for a kid-friendly exercise and wellness program!

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mill Race Park - Amphitheater by 5th Street Entrance
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Outreach
Join BCPL Express after storytime @ the Amphitheater.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Jun 04, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Drop-in to the garden and get messy with us! We'll dig in the garden, explore nature, make art, and play!

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 10:00am
New date Thursday, June 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hope - Hope Branch Library
Enjoy a special storytime with Mr. Dave at the Hope Town Square bandstand!

Thu, Jun 06, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Learn to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG)!

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Learn to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG)!

Fri, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Learn to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG)!

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mill Race Park - Amphitheater by 5th Street Entrance
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Outreach
Join BCPL Express after storytime @ the Amphitheater.

Mon, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 4 all ages 5
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 4 all ages 5
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 6 all ages 7

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbus
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 6 all ages 7

Tue, Jun 11, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:45am
Bartholomew County Historical Society - 524 Third Street
Join library staff at the Bartholomew County Historical Society Museum located at 524 Third Street to learn about our local history, have fun, and play!

Wed, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Nexus Park
Are you participating in the Parks and Rec's Summer Fun Days? Stop by and get a free book from the express.

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun! This month we build our most mysterious creations.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hope - Hope Branch Library
Enjoy a special storytime with Mr. Dave at the Hope Town Square bandstand!

Thu, Jun 13, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 11:40am
Hope - Hope Library (Annex)
Learn about electricity with hair-raising demonstrations!

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Tweens can join library staff to learn and practice the basics of both crocheting and knitting. Beginners welcome, no experience needed! Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Sat, Jun 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room,Library Patio,Lower Level Reception Area,Meeting Room 3,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5,Red Room
SSSHHHHHH! There's an impostor among us. Do some tasks in real life, watch out for sus behavior and try not to get (pretend) killed.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mill Race Park - Amphitheater by 5th Street Entrance
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Outreach
Join BCPL Express after storytime @ the Amphitheater.

Mon, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Jun 18, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
¡Los niños de 3-5 años están invitados a una hora de cuentos bilingües en Español e Inglés! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to a Bilingual storytime in Spanish and English!

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hope - Hope Branch Library
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Canceled
Thu, Jun 20, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hope - Hope Branch Library
Enjoy a special storytime with Mr. Dave at the Hope Town Square bandstand!

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Conference Room
Children ages 2-5 are invited to dance with local dance teacher, Megan! Caregivers will stay in the room with their dancers. Registration is requested.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 20, All day
Columbus
Bring your favorite Stuffy to spend the night at the library. Drop off your friend on the in the children's department any time between 9am to 1. There will be a stuffy send off program from 11-12.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bartholomew County Historical Society
Visit the Bartholomew County Historical Society to check out a great exhibit about comic strips and learn to make your own!

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Join library staff to read stories about owls and to make your own stuffed owl to snuggle! All supplies are provided. Registration is required for each child who wishes to make an owl.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 21, 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Jun 21, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Learn to play the ukulele with Allie Jean!

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mill Race Park - Amphitheater by 5th Street Entrance
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Outreach
Join BCPL Express after storytime @ the Amphitheater.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Jun 25, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Drop-in to the garden and get messy with us! We'll dig in the garden, explore nature, make art, and play!

Thu, Jun 27, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus - Tween Area
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Kids ages 5 and older will have fun while we learn about whales and ocean conservation!
Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hope - Hope Branch Library
Enjoy a special storytime with Mr. Dave at the Hope Town Square bandstand!

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Kids ages 5 and older will have fun while we learn about whales and ocean conservation!
Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Kids ages 5 and older will have fun while we learn about whales and ocean conservation!
Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Kids ages 5 and older will have fun while we learn about whales and ocean conservation!
Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Columbus - Red Room
Bring your friends and family members for a kid-friendly exercise and wellness program!

No matter when or where you are learning, we are here to support you. Visit our Homeschooling Services page to learn more about homeschooling, or explore our free online tools and resources. We also have a large collection of books about parenting, teaching, homeschooling, and other learning concerns between the children's special collection and the adult nonfiction collection. Finally, don't miss out on library programs either - they make a great supplement to your learning journey. 

New and Noteworthy Resources

Learn at Home with ABCMouse!

ABCMouse is now available to you for use at home - for free! Geared towards kids ages 2-8, ABCMouse features more than 8,500 learning activities that support learners in reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music.

All you need is a library card!

ABCMOUSE HOME ACCESS

Read in another language with LOTE4KIDS! 

Kids can now enjoy more than 2500 online picture book in over 65+ world languages. Every book is fully animated, with subtitles and fully-voiced narration. New books and languages added every week! Download the LOTE4Kids App today!

LOTE4KIDS

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Beyond the Building

A library is more than just four walls. We love getting out and about in our community! Plan an outreach visit with one of our library staff today. 

Request an Outreach Event or School Visit

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Contact the Children's Department