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Polk County Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, customer-oriented Circulation Manager.

Are you a creative problem solver who gains satisfaction from orchestrating complex processes? Do you take pride in inventory management, ensuring that things are where they need to be, when they need to be there? Are you a leader who can coordinate staff and public services?  If so, you may be a great addition to the library team.

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Youth Engaged with Science Discovery Programs

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Main Library

May 22: Human Dynamo
You will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look inside a giant Stuffee doll as you discover how the human body works through exciting demonstrations! We’ll demonstrate how the respiratory system works using real lungs. We’ll also learn about our digestive, muscular, and skeletal systems.
June 26: Reptiles Live
What are reptiles? Where can we find them? You will go on a journey of discovery as you take an up-close and personal look at several live animals! We’ll discover how these unique creatures thrive and realize the important role they play in our environment. At the end of our reptilian journey, we’ll touch the animals!
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Teen Programs

COFFEETeen Nintendo Wii U Gaming is on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6pm at the Main Library in Columbus. Play all the best and newest games with your friends. This program is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Teen Book Club meets at the Main Library on 4th Mondays at 4pm. Read books from a different genre each month and discuss. *TBC is on the third Monday in May due to Memorial Day.*

These programs are limited to youth in grades 6-12.

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May Children’s Programs

legos 6 (1)Main Library:

  • Thurs. 5/7 @ 4pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
  • Wed. 5/13 @ 4pm: LEGO Junior Makers
    We suggest a literacy-based building challenge for children to complete and display their creations.
  • Thurs. 5/21 @ 4pm: Family Movie Matinee
    Watch “Paddington” on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks.
  • Fri. 5/22 @ 4pm: Y.E.S. Discovery Program
    KidSenses Children’s INTERACTIVE Museum presents Human Dynamo, a Youth Engaged with Science Discovery Program. You will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look inside a giant Stuffee doll as you discover how the human body works through exciting demonstrations! We’ll demonstrate how the respiratory system works using real lungs. We’ll also learn about our digestive, muscular, and skeletal systems.
  • Wed. 5/27 @ 6pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!

Saluda Community Library:

  • Mon. 5/4 @ 3:30pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
  • Tues. 5/12 @ 3:30pm: LEGO Junior Makers
    We suggest a literacy-based building challenge for children to complete and display their creations.
  • Mon. 5/18 @ 3:30pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
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Drum Circle

Drum circles are typically held on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the Main Library from 5:30-7:30pm. This month, join us May 14 and May 28! Some instruments are provided or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome… Come to the library to make music!

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Storytime

storytimeBaby Bookworms is designed for youth ages 0-2. This program is year-round at the Main Library in Columbus on Thursdays at 10:30am and is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Pre-School Storytime is designed for youth ages 2-5. This program is during the school year (September-May) at the Main Library on Tuesdays at 10:30am and at Saluda Community Library on 1st and 3rd Mondays at 10:30am.

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  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    Hours:
    Mon. 9am – 6pm
    Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
    Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 4pm

    Saluda Community Library
    44 W. Main Street
    Saluda, NC 28773
    Tel. (828) 749-2117
    Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

    Bookmobile
    (828) 894-8721 ext. 225
    Schedule