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Spread joy, not germs!

Instead of spreading germs, let's spread something good this spring - joy! To help you pass the time while we are closed, we've put together a list of resources we love (and hope you'll love, too)!  We've included everything from virtual storytimes and podcasts to learning games and activity lists. Please feel free to share with others - our goal is to support ongoing learning and enjoyment for the families we serve. And don't forget to check back in and follow our social media - who knows what the children's librarians might get up to with the time (and puppets) on their hands!  

Upcoming Events
Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Stories & More

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Enjoy some games and other activities!

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Hang out in the Tween Area after school and play some board games with friends! Choose a game from the library collection or bring your own to share.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join our 2020 garden project: Tween Beans!

Canceled
Fri, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Meet others and geek out!

Canceled
Mon, Apr 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus
Come enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus
Come enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus
French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus
French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus
Hang out in the Tween Area after school and use our on-hand craft supplies to let your creative energy run wild!

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus
Beginner-friendly Tween Dungeons & Dragons

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Join us for a fun thirty minutes of rhythmic activities put to music.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Thu, Apr 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Thu, Apr 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus
Hang out in the Tween Area after school and play some board games with friends! Choose a game from the library collection or bring your own to share.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Bring your toddler and a push walker while strolling our thematic toddler track.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Columbus
The Bartholomew County Public Library will be leading a pop-up storytime for those visiting the the WIC office.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 17, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus
Do you enjoy arts & crafts. Join us for a fun session of Artistic Friday. Invite a friend to attend as well.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 18, 9:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Bring your toddler and a push walker while strolling our thematic toddler track.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus
Join us for a Special Saturday Storytime featuring Eric Carle! Followed by a fun craft. This program is geared for ages 1-5, but all are welcome.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 18, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus
This month we'll be talking about all things Narwhal and Jelly!

Canceled
Sat, Apr 18, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Columbus
We'll celebrate Earth Day early by planting our sprouted seeds out on the patio in the Kids' Garden! Dress to get messy, we will be digging in the dirt!

Canceled
Mon, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus
Join us for a preschool S.T.E.A.M project!

Canceled
Mon, Apr 20, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Join the Bartholomew County Public Library for this pop-up storytime. Enjoy stories, puppets, songs, rhymes and receive a free book from our Book Express. Sans Souci is located at 1526 13th street.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 20, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus
Come enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus
Come enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Tue, Apr 21, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Join the Bartholomew County Public Library for this pop-up storytime. Enjoy stories, puppets, songs, rhymes and receive a free book from our Book Express. Sans Souci is located at 1526 13th street.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Wed, Apr 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Wed, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus
Join us on the patio to celebrate Earth Day!

Canceled
Thu, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Thu, Apr 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Stories & More

Canceled
Fri, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus
Come enjoy this Spanish Storytime. This event is in collaboration with Family School Partners.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Columbus
Enjoy Stories & More

Canceled
Sat, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
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Join us for crafts, activities, and games complimenting your favorite American Girl dolls!

Canceled
Mon, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Columbus
Are you a member of a homeschooling family?

Canceled
Mon, Apr 27, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Columbus
Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane! You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 27, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus
Read With 4H

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus
French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus
French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus
Hang out in the Tween Area after school and use our on-hand craft supplies to let your creative energy run wild!

Canceled
Wed, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus
Beginner-friendly Tween Dungeons & Dragons

Canceled
Thu, Apr 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus
Hang out in the Tween Area after school and play some board games with friends! Choose a game from the library collection or bring your own to share.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Columbus
2019 PG rated film, based on the true story of a friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel. Tom Hanks stars as Mr. Rogers.

Introducing Scholastic Teachables! 

 
Save hours of prep time with our online treasure trove of ready-to-go lessons and activities for every grade, subject, and skill level.  Download printable worksheets, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, and more - for kids in any grade. Free with a library card.

Explore the Database

Resources for . . .
Caregivers
Supporting Beginning Readers

Supporting Independent Readers

Educators
Learn with the Library

Lesson Plans and Materials

Homeschooling

Continuing Education

Everyone

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Contact the Children's Department