June Updates

First, THANK YOU to everyone who came to our book signing on the 23rd. We had a great turnout and a ton of fun. We are currently still selling Courtney Stultz’s cookbooks at the front desk for $15 if you missed the signing and are interested in purchasing the book. We would love to host another one of these events again. 

Below are a few books that we’ve received at the end of this month as well as Kayla’s pick for June. We have been having a BLAST at summer reading this year and we are excited to wrap up June with 2 more programs and then head to July! 

The Library will be CLOSED on July 3rd and 4th for the Holiday!



Computer Updates:

We are currently battling our two computers located in our YA section, we are hoping to have someone fix the computers by the end of the month, but until then, they will be out of service. 

We also recently updated our system and have a new way to track times and sign ins. Patrons will now need to sign into the computers with a specific number and password and will be given 60 minutes per day. The staff can keep track of times on our main computer and a warning will pop up on the screen (the patron is using) when the patron has 5 minutes left of their time. If a patron needs more time for work, they may request one of the librarians to add more time. All patrons will need to visit the front desk to get their sign in information through their library card. If a patron does not have a card, they will be given a guest login. 

If you have overdue materials or fines that haven’t been paid you will not be allowed to use the computer. 


New Arrivals + Book Signing!

We posted a couple weeks ago our June newsletter and what we were ordering for June, but we just started receiving our order! You can check out the list of the books and movies below or on our previous post. We also received a large print western grant from Southeast Kansas Library System which allowed us to buy over 21 new books for our patrons. You can check these books out on our new memorial shelf at the entrance of the library!

We are also excited to announce that will be hosting a book signing event on June 23rd from 5:30pm to 7pm. Local author Courtney Stultz recently published her first cookbook which will be on sale at the library for $15 each. You can check out her blog at http://lphjkitchen.com/. Click on the image below to make it larger!



What’s Happening June?

Our Summer Program is off to an AMAZING start! Thanks so much to everyone who came out for our first program on June 2nd. Make sure to check out our last post for dates and times of the programs. Stop in and sign your kids up to get started on those reading logs! 

Check out our newsletter below (click to open pictures larger) to find out what books and movies we are expecting for June and other information about what we’re up to!





Memorial Weekend + New Items!

Good evening! The Columbus Public Library will be closed this Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. We will reopen at normal hours on Tuesday, the 26th. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Memorial Holiday
Memorial Holiday

Check out the NEW Large Print Books and DVDs for the month of May!

New Large Print Books
New Large Print Books
New Movies
New Movies

Every Hero Has a Story – Summer Reading 2015

Summer Reading 2015!
Summer Reading 2015!

It’s that time of the year again! Our kids are finished with school and summer is just around the corner. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your books down and stop learning! Join us this June and July for a fun-filled summer reading program based around HEROES! That’s right, you, your pets, your family, and your friends are all superheroes in their own way. Check out our activities and schedule for this summer. The blue sheets are for the programs ages 7+ and the red sheets are for ages 6 and under. We will have movie days, video games, reading times, and special guests! 

july_program_young june_program_young Summer_program summer_program_july


Click the pictures to expand! Visit us at the front desk to get printed copies of the schedule within the next few weeks and to sign up for all the activities!