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Posted on: February 22, 2024

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Master Gardeners Presents: Get your Green Thumb Growing.

This will be a series of monthly programs at the library, from January through April. On March 17 at 2:00 PM,  join us in the Creativity Corner in the northwest corner of the 2nd floor of the library. Marilyn Schmidt will present a program titled...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Columbus Public Library staff earns praise for another year of success and change


Columbus Public Library is coming off a historic 2023 that saw many changes and residents putting it to good use, and its staff deserves praise for making it happen successfully.

That was the message CPL Board of Trustees President Timothy Matas shared with the Columbus City Council during its regular meeting on Feb. 5, 2024.

“I’m very proud of where our staff is at this point,” Matas said while delive...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Join us on Saturday, February 25 at 2 PM for Deb Carpenter-Nolting's program
"Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History".

We will be entertained with stories, songs, and poems about women who left footprints on history by stepping out of place.

Deb Carpenter-Nolting is a teacher by trade, so she has found it a natural progression to use the art forms of poetry, song, and stor...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Crews continue work on city roads following winter storms


City crews continue to grapple with the cleanup of hazardous roads throughout Columbus in the aftermath of recent winter storms, and are reminding residents to be safe when traveling through town.

“With the freeze and thaw cycles and temperatures forecasted, there will be early morning slick spots in areas (on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024),” City Public Works Director Chuck Sliva said on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. “So please ...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: October 16, 2023

City honors staff with recognition awards


The City of Columbus recently celebrated the 2022-2023 fiscal year by honoring its staff members.

Staff members were saluted during an awards recognition banquet on Oct. 13 at American Legion.

"This is just another example of the great employees we have," Mayor Jim Bulkley said. "They are here when we need them and are not afraid to go a...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

COUNCIL PREVIEW: City Council to consider several reappointments and more


The Columbus City Council has several items to address when it next meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

The agenda includes several reappointments:

-Larry O’Neill to the Library Board for a four-year term

-Chuck Whitney to the Nebraska Cooperative Government Commission as a delegate for a one-year term

-Adam Urkoski, Ron Schilling and Charlie Bahr to...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Severe thunderstorm leads to building, parks and road damage


The cleanup is underway after Tuesday night’s thunderstorm caused some damage to Columbus parks, buildings and roadways.

Two trees went down in Frankfort Square; a tree fell down on a light pole and took down some powerlines by the west shelter in Pawnee Park and roadways throughout town were closed as a result of tree branches falling down, among other things.

According to ...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Library drive-thru window now open at Columbus Community Building


Patrons don’t even have to get out of their cars to return and pick up library books during the week anymore.

Columbus Public Library’s drive-thru window is officially open. The drive-thru lane is located on the backside of the Columbus Community Building, 2500 14th St. It can be accessed by taking 15th Street, then turning onto 25th Avenue and into the...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

CITY ADMINISTRATOR, PART 1: What actually happened in York?


The following chronicles Columbus City Administrator Tara Vasicek's tenure in York as its city administrator.

NOTE TO READERS: As city administrator, Tara Vasicek oversees activities in the city office and the departments that are in charge of utilities and services; as well as the day-to-day operations of the City while implementing all plans and policies under t...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: August 24, 2023

WATCH AND READ: Congressman Flood visits Columbus Community Building


Congressman Mike Flood back in July bragged about the Columbus Community Building while on the House of Representatives floor in Washington, and on Aug. 24, he brought a memento from the nation’s capital to the City of Power and Progress.

On Thursday, Flood stopped by the Columbus Community Building, 2500 14th St., for an extensive tour of the building that houses City Hall, Columbus Public Library, the Columbus Arts Council, an in-the-works children’s museum and more. He also ca...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Downtown viaduct project public open house set; your input sought


Area residents will soon have another chance to hear more about the potential for a downtown Columbus viaduct and can share their input now via an online survey.

Following presentations made in Frankfort Square during Columbus Days and at a gathering of downtown stakeholders earlier this month regarding a potential downtown viaduct, the City of Columbus will host a public open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29t...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: July 26, 2023

FROM THE MAYOR: A grand summer so far (July 2023)

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Did you make it downtown on July 8th for the ribbon cutting and open house of our Community Building? Wow, what an exciting day.

]Wow, what an exciting day. You might think that I am getting tired of talking about this - not! What a day. It began with us highlighting the accomplishments that went into bringing this awesome facility together. We thanked all of the people that played...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

'Where collaboration lives': Columbus celebrates grand opening of Community Building


Thunderous applause could be heard early on July 8th, 2023, along 14th Street as hundreds of residents packed outside the Columbus Community Building for its grand opening.

“This is such an exciting event for us and all of you. This voter-approved, $32-million project was completed on time and on budget,” Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley said to the crowd, moments before cutting the ribbon, to many cheers. “We figured out that wor...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: July 8, 2023

WATCH: Local leaders cut ribbon on Columbus Community Building

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Far more than 1,000 people packed the voter-approved Columbus Community Building on Saturday morning for the facility's grand opening celebration.

Watch the video of Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley, the Columbus City Council, City Administrator Tara Vasicek and other community leaders gather to cut the ribbon kicking off the festivities on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

The City will publish plenty...

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Columbus Library News
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Columbus Public Library's move to new building underway


Don’t be surprised to see people wheeling carts of books across 14th Street throughout June.

The Columbus Public Library is technically currently closed, but staff members are hard at work as they prepare to relocate into the entity’s new home in the voter-approved Columbus Community Building.

“Even though the library building ...

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Columbus Library News