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Upcoming Events
Fri, Mar 05, All day
Columbus
Do you enjoy building things?

Sat, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Take and Make
Celebrate Pi Day!
This event is full

Tue, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Facebook
Do you enjoy arts and crafts?

Sat, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Take and Make
Join Geronimo Stilton's Fan Club!

Mon, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Take and Make
Do you enjoy cooking?
This event is full

Tue, Mar 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus
Love Minecraft? We do too! Join us for an fun-filled Minecrafting session hosted by Minecraft Mania. This program is for ages 8-12, or 3rd-6th grades. Register by March 14 to participate. Limit 30.

Wed, Mar 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Let's get excited about Spring in our March Storytime! We'll sing, dance, and find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Sat, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus
Register for this month's process art!

Tue, Mar 23, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Columbus - Zoom
Do you enjoy playing BINGO?

Fri, Mar 26, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Zoom
Are you a Harry Potter enthusiast?

Tue, Mar 30, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us on the plaza for some socially distanced toddler and preschool rhymes and songs!

Tue, Mar 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Zoom
Do you enjoy playing games?

Tue, Mar 30, 8:00pm - 8:05pm
Columbus
Basic money management skills for kids for Financial Literacy month.

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. 

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