Category Archives: Kids

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

The Foothills Music Club, Inc. will present a “Happy Birthday, Shakespeare” concert on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus. April 23 is generally given as the day of Shakespeare’s birth and the music club will commemorate this day by playing a variety of music from the [...]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Green World of Drama and Love

Thursday, April 10th Main Library: 10:30am Saluda Community Library: 4pm Dr. Gary Ettari, associate professor of literature and language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Green World of Drama and Love,” an oral lecture about William Shakespeare. Free copies of the book A Midsummer Night’s Dream [...]

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Reading with Ringling Bros.!

Kids, are you interested in reading some cool library books? Are you interested in earning a FREE circus ticket at the same time? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Polk County Public Library will be hosting some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros.! The reading program is easy and fun for kids to [...]

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April Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures is designed for children in grades K-5. This program is held on Mondays at 4pm at the Main Library in Columbus and on two Tuesdays per month at 4pm at Saluda Community Library. Afternoon Adventures is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Columbus Afternoon Adventures: April 7th: Kids [...]

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April Pre-School Storytimes

Pre-School Storytime is held on Tuesdays at 10:30am at the Main Library in Columbus and on Thursdays at 12:30pm at Saluda Community Library. This 30 minute program featuring books and stories followed by a craft, snack, or activity is recommended for children ages 3-5. Columbus Storytimes: April 1st: Reading With Ringling Brothers! ***Special Activity: A [...]

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North Carolina Digital Library for Kids

The North Carolina Digital Library, powered by OverDrive, now has an eReading Room for kids. Many eBooks are available for download in a variety of subjects: fiction, nonfiction, biography, fantasy, history, humor, mystery, picture books, and science and nature. These eBooks are sortable by interest, ATOS, lexile, and reading levels as well. Children’s videos are [...]

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  • Polk County Public Library
  • 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