Wonderful Winter Activities

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Kristy

Photograph of a snowman paintingBrrr. Baby, it’s cold outside! As winter begins and the cold settles in to stay, you may find yourself searching for some entertaining indoor activities to keep you and your kiddos entertained. Well, look no further! If you want an inexpensive craft that is (relatively) easy to clean up, try out a cotton swab snowman.

What you’ll need:

  • Paint (Make sure you have black, white and orange.)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Blue paper

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Penguin Reads and Rhymes

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Erin

"The Not-So-Perfect Penguin" book coverOne of the best things about the library is that you and your child can learn anything you want! Recently I’ve become fascinated with penguins. I learned that these flightless birds have flippers that allow them to swim in the ocean. I also learned that the emperor penguins are the tallest species, standing nearly four feet tall. The smallest is the fairy penguin, which is only about 18 inches tall. To learn more fun facts about penguins, check out “Penguins” by Penelope Arlon.

I also love to read fictional stories with penguins in them. One of my favorites is “The Not-So-Perfect Penguin” by Steve Smallman. This story is about Percy — a lovable, silly penguin who was not so perfect. “The Not-So-Perfect Penguin” is a heartwarming book about acceptance of who you are even if you don’t act like everyone else.  Continue reading “Penguin Reads and Rhymes”

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Brandy

Photo of Cosplay Con 2016Friday, December 16 marks the theatrical premiere of “Rogue One,” the next movie in the Star Wars franchise. The Columbia Public Library will be celebrating this film release with two special intergalactic events.

On Thursday, December 8, we welcome children ages 10 and older to “Star Wars: Galaxy of Code.” At this program, kids and teens will create their own Star Wars game using Javascript or Blockly, a visual programming tool. This program will begin at 4:30 p.m. in our second floor Training Center. Registration required. To sign up, please call (573) 443-3161.

Then, on Monday, December 12, join us for a “Rogue One: Star Wars Party.” Start training for the Rebel Alliance and celebrate all things Star Wars. The party begins at 6 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. No registration is required. Ages 5 and older.

December Programs Sneak Peek

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Megan

Photograph of a woman and child sledding in the snow
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the December programs for kids are so delightful! Come and join us at one or all of our branches for some amazing programs this December. See below for specific times and dates.

Paper Circuits


Columbia Public Library
, Children’s Program Room

Monday, December 5, 2016 • 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Let your creativity shine by combining your art and electronic skills to make a circuit-powered card with tiny LED lights. Ages 8 and older. Registration begins Tuesday, November 22. Continue reading “December Programs Sneak Peek”

Things to Do for Thanksgiving

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Amy

Photograph of Thanksgiving mealThanksgiving is just two days away! If you’re looking for fun and simple last-minute activities to brighten this festive holiday, I’ve got a few ideas for you.

Thanksgiving Day

Pumpkins are at the end of their season. Grab one for cheap while you buy all the fixings for your holiday meal. Paint the pumpkin all over if you like or leave it orange.

Set the pumpkin and a few sharpie markers out on a table during your gatherings. Encourage family and friends to write what they are thankful for on it. Take a picture when you’re done as a way to preserve the cheerful craft. Continue reading “Things to Do for Thanksgiving”