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Upcoming Events
Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Apr 23, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 1-5 will have an open studio to make art using toy cars as our "vehicles" for paint! Drop in anytime between 11-11:30. Please dress to get messy.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Columbus - Red Room
Bring your friends and family members for a kid-friendly exercise and wellness program!

Thu, Apr 25, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Columbus - Main Library
All branches will be closed on Thursday, April 25 for a staff in-service day.

Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
¡Los niños de 3-5 años están invitados a una hora de cuentos y cantos! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to a storytime in Spanish!

Mon, Apr 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Tell your story of the eclipse!

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Apr 30, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

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

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

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 11:45am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us for a picnic- rain or shine! The library will provide drinks, cookies, stories and games. Please bring your own lunch and picnic blanket.

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 02, 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.

Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, May 07, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Hey homeschoolers! Come hang out at the library, make some friends and learn something new! This month is all about going fast !

Tue, May 07, 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!  

Wed, May 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
Columbus - Library Plaza
Little ones and their caregivers can drop in anytime between 11-11:45 to work in the garden and re-pot a plant!

Wed, May 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun! Each session will feature a building challenge as well as free play, and creations may be featured in our display cases

Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, May 09, 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.

Thu, May 09, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 09, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 09, 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.

Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio,Red Room
Join Playpen Sports Academy for a fun-filled toddler sports class!

Sat, May 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a computer looks like? Have you wondered what makes a clock tick? Satisfy your curiosity and help us take things apart to see what we can discover!

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, May 14, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, May 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Wed, May 15, 11:00am - 11:45am
Columbus - Library Patio
Play at the library and make new friends!

Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 16, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 16, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 16, 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.

Fri, May 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
¡Los niños están invitados a una hora de cuentos y cantos! Children and their caregivers are invited to a storytime in Spanish!

Fri, May 17, 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, May 17, 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Learn to play the ukulele with Allie Jean!

Mon, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5,Meeting Room 3
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, May 21, 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!

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

Resources for . . .

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