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Upcoming Events
Fri, Dec 02, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Join library staff and learn to make and decorate fun origami creations!

Sat, Dec 03, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room,Red Room
Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls. Make crafts the girls would have made in their time or make a present for your doll! Make and eat a delicious gingerbread house and play holiday games!

Mon, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza,Children's Area,Lower Level Reception Area
Everyone is invited to join BCPL and many of our community partners to make crafts from around the world!

Tue, Dec 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Columbus - Conference Room
Hey homeschoolers! Come hang out at the library, make some friends and learn something new! This month celebrate some Winter holidays!

Tue, Dec 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Toddler-friendly storytime!

Tue, Dec 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Storytime for children ages 3-5!

Tue, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Holiday Specials! It?s the time of year for holiday episodes of your favorite shows! We can choose together from selections like Shrek, Spongebob, Doctor Who, or the Star Wars Christmas Special!

Wed, Dec 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The Commons - Lower Lobby
Take a break from playing at the Commons Playground for a super fun storytime!

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join us for a storytime in both Spanish and English!

Thu, Dec 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
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, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun!

Mon, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Tween Area
A littles-friendly version of Builder?s Guild!

Tue, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Toddler-friendly storytime!

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Children's Area
Join Elemental Yoga for a yoga adventure as we explore, imagine and move. No yoga experience is necessary. Please bring your yoga mat (if you have one) and your imagination.

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Storytime for children ages 3-5!

Wed, Dec 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Dec 14, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Elemental Yoga for a yoga adventure as we explore, imagine and move. No yoga experience is necessary. Please bring your yoga mat (if you have one) and your imagination.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Children's Area
Little ones ages 2-5 are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Thu, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
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, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Columbus Indiana ACCUEIL for a special French storytime.

Fri, Dec 16, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Join library staff and learn to make and decorate fun origami creations!

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Kids in grades K-3 can decorate graham cracker houses in the library!

Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
A storytime to celebrate!

Tue, Dec 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Toddler-friendly storytime!

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Storytime for children ages 3-5!

Wed, Dec 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Dec 21, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Families can make a lantern as they learn about the winter solstice.

Thu, Dec 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Dec 22, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Story Time 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

Get Homework Help with Tutor.com! 

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Live tutoring is available 7 days a week from 4pm–11pm. Tutor.com is free to use with your BCPL card. To get started, click the button below or download the Tutor.com To Go app.

VISIT TUTOR.COM

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

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