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Posted on: May 16, 2023

New Columbus Public Library director excited to share her passion with community


Jeri Kay Hopkins’ love for reading started at such an early age and was so intense, there wasn’t anything in the Laurel Public Library that her eyes hadn’t seen by the time she finished high school.

“Sometimes I would even read the encyclopedias because I read everything in the library,” she recalled, with a bit of a laugh, of the admittedly small library in her hometown about an hour-and-a-half northeast of Columbus.

“I ...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: May 9, 2023

City announces Memorial Day closures and schedule changes

Memorial Day

Numerous City of Columbus offices will be closed Monday, May 29th, 2023, in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is an American holiday on which those who died in active military service are remembered. It has been traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially recognized on the last Monday in May.

Animal Control, Columbus Area Transit and all offic...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Columbus Public Library celebrating 'National Library Week'


Believe it or not, for years the Columbus Public Library has been a pretty happening place in town. Such was the case Wednesday, April 26th, when several people were already waiting to enter the facility before it even opened at 8 a.m.

“We have been blessed to have a lot of support or a big following,” Interim Library Director and Children Services Librarian Brad Hruska said. “The Columbus community definitely supports us.”

The library, located in ...

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