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Upcoming Events
Mon, Apr 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Basic money management skills for kids for Financial Literacy month.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us outside on the plaza for Storytime!

Tue, Apr 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Columbus - Zoom
Do you enjoy Bingo?

Thu, Apr 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Find us outside for some Earth Day fun!

Thu, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Find us outside for some Earth Day fun!

Sat, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Take and Make
Process art for the youngest artists!
This event is full

Mon, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Basic money management skills for kids for Financial Literacy month.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Apr 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Zoom 2
Meet and chat with local Children's Author Kimberly Hoffman

Tue, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us outside on the plaza for Storytime!

Tue, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Zoom
Do you enjoy Mad Libs?

Thu, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Take and Make
Do you enjoy arts and crafts?

Fri, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Zoom
Join us for a fun evening of springtime trivia!

Tue, May 04, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Celebrate May the Fourth by making a Baby Yoda Craft! Kits will be available at the Children's Desk. No Registration Required, available while supplies last.

Tue, May 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Patio
Storytime on the children's patio!

Tue, May 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Facebook
Do you enjoy arts & crafts? View this month's instructional video!

Thu, May 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join in for a D.I.G Time!

Fri, May 07, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Take and Make
Do you enjoy cooking?

Sat, May 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Come celebrate the Large Arch!

Tue, May 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Patio
Storytime on the children's patio!

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Patio
Storytime on the children's patio!

Tue, May 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Columbus - Zoom
Do you enjoy playing Bingo?

Wed, May 19, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Facebook
Join us for an evening livestream storytime!

Introducing: Kids' Clubs

Scheduling virtual programs can be challenging when we're in the middle of e-learning. Instead, join one of our ongoing clubs for kids, and participate whenever and wherever you'd like - as much as you'd like! Access Builders' Guild, Fan Clubs, and more.  

Go to Kids Clubs

Whether you have chosen to homeschool, study remotely, or participate in a hybrid e-learning program this school year, 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 our virtual and take-and-do library programs either - they make a great supplement to your learning journey. If there are any resources you are hoping to see that we do not currently have available, please contact Lindsey at [email protected]

Please feel free to share with others - our goal is to support ongoing learning and enjoyment for the families we serve. 



Starting April 1, you can dial 812-579-4123 to hear a story from one of our librarians - any time you
like! Stories and other readings will be available for both children and adults. New children's selections will be available every Tuesday. In April, we will be sharing our favorite poems and rhymes in honor of National Poetry Month. To see what story is currently featured, please visit our Dial-a-Story page.

VIEW THE DIAL-A-Story page


If you bookmark any page, make it this one. Your one stop for storytimes, song lyrics, literacy tips, and more.

Visit Storytime Central

Supporting Black Lives Through Books

Looking for materials to read with your kids to help them to learn and process current events (and the history leading up to them)? Perhaps you would simply like to expose them to diverse voices and perspectives.  Maybe you would like some advice directed at you - the caregiver - for engaging in tough conversations about race, racism, and prejudice. We want to help! We've put together a list of some of the books we have in our department that feature black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) characters, authors, and illustrators. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list - but it is a list of titles we recommend. You can check our catalog for additional titles. We have also included a link to further reading and resources for kids and caregivers, compiled by librarians around the country. 

If there are items we do not have in our catalog that you would like to see, please reach out to us using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your support!

Scholastic Watch & Learn Library

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Scholastic Watch & Learn Library to our list of online resources for kids and families! Featuring high-quality, teacher-vetted videos on everything from science to social-emotional skills, this database is an excellent resource for teachers and homeschoolers to supplement your curriculum. The videos are aimed primarily at preschool and early elementary school students, and new videos are added monthly.

Explore Scholastic Watch and Learn

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Contact the Children's Department