‘Tails & Tales’ at Columbus Public Library | Native

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A poster hangs above the children’s collection in the temporary location of the Columbus Public Library.

It is hard to believe that warm weather is finally coming our way and that the schools will take a well-deserved summer break. The Columbus Public Library (CPL) is ready for students and families in the region with this year’s summer reading program “Tails & Tales!”

Each week starting June 7th, the library will host a variety of exciting events and activities in the Columbus area, including our temporary location (2419 14th Street) still in downtown Columbus. On Mondays, entertaining films will be shown in the CPL in room 127 from 10:30 a.m. Children and guests are asked to bring pillows and blankets in tow to enjoy these family-friendly films. Delicious, individually wrapped snacks are offered to make the experience even more memorable!

Personal presentations are held on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Local youth participate in several interesting programs run by well-known organizations such as the Crane River Theater Company from Kearney, the Wildlife Encounters from Gretna, and Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery from Bellevue and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Most of these events take place on Frankfurter Platz, just one block west of the library.

On Wednesdays in the library from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., those pupils who enter grades 4-6 are planned. The Columbus Public Library has partnered with Columbus 4-H to offer the tween program “CPL Wildlife Explorers”. This hands-on program gives students the opportunity to meet animals from around the world, conduct experiments, prepare the perfect pizza with the help of experienced Pizza Ranch team members, and venture into the Henry Doorly Zoo for free.