Summer Reading Program

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We now have a list of events for our Summer Reading Program starting the first week of June! Copies of the dates and times can be found at the front desk of the Columbus Public Library if you’d like to pick a few up!

Pre-K (2-5) programs will be held Thursdays at 10:00AM. The Teen Program (13+) will be held at 1:00PM on Thursdays, and the School Age (6-12) Program will be held at 10:00AM on Fridays.

The program will begin the first week of June and continue until August 1st which will conclude with an Astronomy Program and Guest.

 

 

Pre-K Schedule will be:
June 5 – Elephant Toothpaste
June 1- Mad Scientist Photo booth
June 19 – Volcano Craft
June 25 – Nutty Professor (Wed 10AM)
July 10 – Does it Roll?
July 17 – Rocket Craft
July 24 – End of Summer Party (Thurs. 7PM City Pool)
August 1 – Astronomy Program

School Age Schedule:
June 6 – Chemical Reaction
June 13 – Mad Scientist Photo Booth
June 20 – Volcano Eruption
June 25 – Nutty Professor (Wed 10AM)
July 11 – Amazing Science by Mrs. Sap
July 18 – Chia Pets/ Straw Rockets
July 24 – End of Summer Party (Thurs. 7PM City Pool)
August 1 – Astronomy Program

Teens:
June 12 – Melted Crayon Art
June 25 – Nutty Professor (Wed 10AM)
July 10 – Robber band Loom
July 24 – End of Summer Party (Thurs. 7PM City Pool)
August 1 – Astronomy Program

Can’t wait to see you there, it’s going to be a BLAST!

Computer classes have started!

Kayla’s computer classes have started!

Classes include a Beginners: Word, Internet Explorer, Google, Email, etc. offered on Thursday, May 15 at 2:00PM and a Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, etc on Tuesday, May 20th at 2:00PM and Thursday, May 22nd at 2:00PM.

Right now these times are lenient other than the days. Friday’s may be open, we will keep you updated. If 2:00PM does not work for you, just talk to us and we will try and work something out. If there is anything in particular you would like to learn or like to see please don’t hesitate to let us know and feel free to bring your personal laptops as well. If you have some random questions about technology stop by and we will try
to help! Let your family members know as well!

Tornado Policy 2014

Just an update on our tornado policy: The Library is not a designated Tornado shelter, if you are looking for a shelter please visit any of these locations in Columbus:
*First Christian Church: 128 W Elm
*Cherokee County Court House: 110 W Maple
*Park School: After School Hours Only

In the event of severe storms at the library —

Tornado Watch: Patrons may continue to use the library but be cautious of the weather, especially kids.

Tornado Warning: Patrons will be asked to leave and the library will be locked and closed.

Tornado Sirens: If a warning is followed by a siren or sirens sound before a warning, patrons must either leave the property to take shelter or may follow staff downstairs to our designated safety area. Staff will check property and once everyone is in the proper area, the library doors will be shut and locked.

Stay Safe!!

Computer Classes & Summer Reading

Good afternoon, next week we will be starting computer classes once again, the sign-up sheet is at the front desk. We currently only have 3 spots per day listed (2 regular, one alternate). You can call us to sign up as well.

Beginners: Word, Internet Explorer, Google, Email, etc
Tuesday, May 13th at 2:00PM and Thursday, May 15 at 2:00PM

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, etc
Tuesday, May 20th at 2:00PM and Thursday, May 22nd at 2:00PM

Right now these times are lenient other than the days. Friday’s may be open, but we will keep you updated. If 2PM does not work for you, just talk to us and we will try and work something out.

If there is anything in particular you would like to learn or like to see please don’t hesitate to let us know and feel free to bring your personal laptops well. If you have some random questions about technology stop by and we will try to help! Let your family members know as well.

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We are also going to be starting Summer Reading soon. Teen program will be on Thursdays and the children’s programs will be on Fridays! We’re still looking for teen volunteers to help out over the summer so if you are interested please let us know!

Books, Programs, and More!

Good evening, everyone! We have a ton of updates for you.

First off we’d like to welcome our brand new Director, Lauren Chesner! We hope you all have a chance to meet her soon while she’s here part time and then see her even more over the summer, we’re really excited to have her!

We have HUNDREDS of new Young Adult and children’s books this month. Thanks to our recent fundraisers and donations, we were able to purchase more than one hundred new YA and children’s novels. We are also continuously ordering new books for our Large Print section thanks to our annual book sale. So hurry and come see what’s new!

This summer we WILL be having a summer reading program and this year’s theme is SCIENCE! We will be having multiple programs from outside performers including an astrology program and will be having story time every Friday at 10AM. We will let you know when the beginning of summer reading will start next month. In the meantime we are looking for volunteers who are 12+ years old, so if you’re interested stop in and see us for more information!

We will also be starting computer classes again in the middle of May. If you have any suggestions for topics for the computer classes please don’t hesitate to tell us, we are always wanting to teach you what YOU want to know!

Thanks everyone for a great year so far, enjoy your Spring (if it lasts!), and have a happy holiday!

Thank You!

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered, donated, and bought bake goods at our annual bake sale last week. We could not have done it without you! We are really excited to be able to order more large print books for our patrons.

We’d also like to thank everyone who hosted and came to the Paddle Party last Thursday in support of the Library. We raised plenty of money to purchase even more young adult and children’s books!