Request Items Online


Are the books and movies you want checked out?  Don’t have time to leisurely browse the shelves?  Great news!  You can now request items directly through the online catalog!

Simply search for an item you want, click the “Place Hold” button, and enter your library card # and PIN. We’ll grab the first available copy, deliver it to the PCPL location of your choice, and notify you when it is ready.

You can request any circulating item from the PCPL collection, as well as items from partner libraries like the Isothermal Community College Library and the Rutherford County Public Library.  


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December Teen Book Club & Craft Night

81pQoNpy7JLDecember 17 at 4pm

Teen Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For our December book, we’re discussing Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. If you would like to attend, please let Youth Services Librarian Jen Pace know at (828) 894-8721 x227 or so we can order the book for you.

Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

Following Teen Book Club, we will have a holiday gifts workshop!
Teens will make homemade crafts to give as presents to their friends and family.

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Drum Circle

Our monthly drum circle will be held on Thursday, December 18 from 5:30-7:30pm. Some instruments are provided or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome… Come make some noise in the library!

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December Pre-School Storytimes


Pre-School Storytime is designed for children ages 2-5. This program is at the Main Library in Columbus on Tuesdays at 10:30am and at the Saluda Community Library on 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:30am. There will be no storytimes on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.

Dec. 1 & 2: Let It Snow
Dec. 9 (Main Library only): Local children’s author Joanne Midyette will read her book “Reeta Book Reads To Everything.” For more info, visit the author’s website.
Dec. 15 & 16: December Holidays

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December Afternoon Adventures & Sam’s Reading Buddies

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Afternoon Adventures is designed for children in grades K-5 and made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Afternoon Adventures is at the Main Library in Columbus on Tuesdays at 4pm and at the Saluda Community Library every other Monday at 4pm. There will be no programs on Dec. 23, Dec. 29, or Dec. 30.

Dec. 1 & 2: Zumba
Zumba is a fitness program that involves dance and aerobic elements. Professional Zumba Kids instructor Tonya Lindsey will teach the class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water to quench your thirst!
Dec. 9 & 15: Lego Fun
Legos are more than just entertainment; they make learning fun and creative. Come check out the library’s awesome new Lego collection and use your imagination to make cool creations!
Dec. 16 (Main Library only): Gymnastics
Gymnastics involves the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance, and control. Jana Williamson from Foothills Gymnastics Academy will teach a basic tumbling class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water to quench your thirst!

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Sam the therapy dog will be at the Saluda Community Library with his owner, Nancy Weinhagen, every other Monday at 4pm (Dec. 8 & Dec. 22). Sam loves to listen to stories. Kids can have fun and improve their reading skills at the same time!

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Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club

ows_138203116777579The Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Main Library’s Community Room from 2-4pm. There will be no meeting in December. Call Susie or Carroll Mohn at (828) 894-5790 for more information. Here are the upcoming books for 2015:

Jan. 28: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Feb. 25: The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

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  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    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
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

    (828) 894-8721 ext. 225