We are NOT a Tornado Shelter!!

Good afternoon! This is just a reminder of our severe weather policy: The library is NOT a tornado shelter! PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS and family!

We want all of our community members to stay safe. If you are in need of a shelter please go to the following buildings:

First Christian: 128 W Elm
Cherokee County Court House: 110 W Maple
Columbus Community Building:: 300 W Maple

Summer Reading Program Begins June 1st!

Columbus Public Library will begin registration for the summer reading program on June 1st to July 19th.

There will be a children, teen, and adult program.

Ages Pre-K to 5th Grade: Read 30 minutes a day and color in your bubble; you will receive your first bubble sheet when you sign up for summer reading. You will get a certificate when you have read 30 hours. We will have a drawing for a prize at the end party for those who have finished the summer reading program!

The Children’s Activities for June: Children’s programs begin at 10AM!

Friday, June 7th: Egg-citing plants and garden gnomes!

Friday, June 14th: Vegetable Root Printing

SPECIAL: Wednesday, June 19th — Storyteller Rosie Cutrer

Friday, June 21st: Construction Work — Big Movers

Friday, June 28th: Brassart Rabbits — Show Rabbits!

Grades 6th-12th: Read 60 minutes a day and come to our awesome programs for teens. You will get a certificate when you have read 30 hours. We will have a drawing for a prize at the end party for those who have finished the summer reading program!

June Teen Activities: All programs will begin at 2PM

Thursday, June 6th: Worry Stones

Thursday, June 13th: Design Your Own T-shirt (please bring your own color t-shirt)

Thursday, June 20th: Yoga Stretches

Thursday, June 27th: Clay Pot Smash

 

July Activities will be posted near the end of June…the fun’s not over yet!

Please thank community businesses who make summer reading possible: Mercy Maude Norton Clinic and Hospital, Mike Carpino Ford, Jay Hatfields Chevrolet-Buick, Evans Drug Inc., Patricia Beaty CPA, Farmers Cooperative Association, Spring River Health and Wellness Inc., Columbus Communications Services (LLC), Calibrated, and Dollar General!

April Computer Classes

We have had a great interest in our computer classes! We will be continuing these in April so come in and sign up, there are two spots open per class and it is on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are too late to sign up for a specific class, write your name under the interested section and we will give you a call when we decide on our next set of dates!

April 4th: Beginning Computers – this class will cover desktop icons, basic and advanced internet searches, and e-mail. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

April 11th: Beginning Computers – this class will cover desktop icons, basic and advanced internet searches, and e-mail. ONE SPOT LEFT.

April 18th: Facebook–this class covers social media. You MUST have an e-mail account to take this class.

April 25th: Beginning Computers – this class will cover desktop icons, basic and advanced internet searches, and e-mail.

Upcoming Events & New Large Print

We just shelved a new selection of large print, come in and check them out!

Chance of a Lifetime—Jodi Thomas

Three Times Blessed –Lori Copeland

Firefly Island—Lisa Wingate

Dandelion Summer—Lisa Wingate

Better than Chocolate — Sheila Roberts

Picture Perfect — Janice Thompson

An Amish Gift— Cythnia Keller

Reunion — Lauraine Snelling

Out of Warranty — Haywood Smith

A Girl Like Janet — Debbie Macomber

Undercover Dreamer — Debbie Macomber

Upcoming Events:

The Library’s annual Bake Sale will be held on March 15th from 10-3.  Stop in to buy some of your favorite treats!

April Children’s Program will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 4PM! We have decided to hold the program on a weekday to accommodate to the families who are not able to make it on Saturday’s and for kids who need somewhere to hang out right after school! Dr. Gregory will be bringing his dog and will be speaking to the kids about puppies and other animals. Invite your friends and families!

 

Greenbush Grant Children’s Titles

The following titles are NEW board books: I am a Bunny, Wheels on the Bus, I’m Not Sleepy, Little Red Hen, Trucks, Ten Rubber Duckies, Colors, Pat the Zoo, Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Snowy Day, Planes, Baby Woof Woof, Little Mouse and the Red Ripe Strawberry, Blue Hat Green Hat, Opposites, Quiet Bunny, Big Red Barn, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Bear Snores On, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Little Tug, Planting a Rainbow, Baby Colors, Happy Easter Mouse, and Ollies Easter Eggs.

The following titles are new picture books: Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes, Little Owls Night, Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes, Little Red hen, Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, time0Out for Sophie, Old Bear and His Cub, Black Rabbit, A to Z Picture Riddles, Stranger in the Woods, Too Tall Houses, 1-2-3 Peas, One Gorilla: a Counting Book, Let’s Go for a Drive, Pinkalicious, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, This Is Not My Hat, I’m Not Reading!, Lamb and the Butterfly, Who’s Who, Skippyjon Jones.

Library to Host Computer Classes

The library will be holding a few free computer classes through the coming months. There are only 2 spots available per class, so hurry in and sign up if you’d like to participate. It’s possible we will host the same classes again if we have enough interest.

March 7th: Beginning Computers — this class will cover desktop icons, basic and advanced internet searches, and email. ONE spot left.

March 14th: Facebook — This class covers social media. You MUST have an email account to take this class. ONE spot left.

March 21st: Resume Writing/Basic Microsoft Word Application. THIS CLASS IS FILLED. (Let us know if you are interested in us hosting this class again)

March 28th: Digital Cameras — Please bring your digital cameras and any cords or pieces that came with the camera. TWO spots open.

We will update you on our future classes for April later in the month. Thank you! Please share with family and friends and anyone you feel that would be interested in these classes!