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Upcoming Events
Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Feb 27, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Children ages 3-5 with their caregivers can drop in to play with all kinds of blocks!

Thu, Feb 29, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Alcoves
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, Mar 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Sat, Mar 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room,Main Level Meeting Room
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, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Mar 05, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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!

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Main Level Alcoves
Hey homeschoolers! Come hang out at the library, make some friends and learn something new! This month we will celebrate remarkable women in our lives and our history!

Wed, Mar 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join library staff at Donner Park for a storytime and playdate that will occur whatever the weather!

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 07, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area,Main Level Alcoves
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.

Thu, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room,Main Level Alcoves
Discover the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math! Engage in hands-on experiments, problem-solving activities, and foster your passion for STEM. This month, Balloon Cars!

Fri, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Mar 08, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Learn to play the ukulele with Allie Jean!

Wed, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Main Level Meeting Room
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun!

Thu, Mar 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area,Main Level Alcoves
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.

Mon, Mar 18, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sans Souci - BCPL Express
Stop in for a shop, a story, and a free book! Storytime will take place on the brand new BCPL Express, parked outside of Sans Souci Thrift Store, 1526 13th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room,Lower Level Reception Area
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Mar 19, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hope Branch - Hope Branch Library
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Wed, Mar 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Little ones and their caregivers can drop in anytime between 11-11:45 to experiment with fizzing colors at this month's Preschool STEAM!

Wed, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Relax after school with a movie. This month we are watching Turning Red!

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Mar 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area,Main Level Alcoves
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, Mar 22, 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!

Fri, Mar 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Tweens can join library staff to learn and practice the basics of both crocheting and knitting. Beginners welcome, no experience needed! Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Sat, Mar 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Celebrate the start of a new season at our Spring Celebration storytime! This program is geared towards children ages 1-5 and their families.

Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us after school to express your creativity! This Month we will pull the guts out of the craft closet and make some frankencrafts!!

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Mar 26, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

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