Kids

Foothills Chess Club

Do you know how to play chess? Players of all ages and experience ranges are invited to join the Foothills Chess Club on Monday afternoons at the Columbus Library. Learn the basics and then challenge yourself by playing with someone new.

2016 Kids Summer Reading

The kids program is for babies up to rising 5th graders. Sign ups begin June 13… Read all summer long to earn awesome prizes! *SPECIAL KICK-OFF EVENT* Saturday, June 18 @ 8am Mutt Strut 5K @ Harmon Field *Advance Registration Required* Participants are encouraged to walk or run the 5K with a furry friend! Bring [...]

Tales to Tails

Come read to a dog from the Foothills Humane Society this summer! Dogs will be at the library for 15-minute reading sessions. Reading with animals is therapeutic and beneficial! Here's why: Dogs are non-judgmental, so children are less self-conscious Most children have a natural affinity and bond with dogs Children can improve their reading skills [...]

Baby Bookworms

Ages 0-2 Thursdays at 10:30am Columbus Library Parents and caregivers of infants up to 24 months are invited for stories, bouncy rhymes, and playtime with special sensory toys. Learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. Baby Bookworms is year-round and is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community [...]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

FREE BOOKS! All children who live in Polk County can receive one free book per month from the time they are born until they turn five years old. Come to the library and fill out a survey and registration form. Your child will start receiving free books in eight to ten weeks. This program is [...]