Children's Services 

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library offers a wide variety of services and weekly children's programming. Below is a list of our weekly standing programs and also some of the special programs and events we do throughout the year. If you have questions about any of our children's programs, please contact our Children's Services Coordinator, Tori Hopper at 662.329.5300. Click here to view more information about our children's programs and resources. 
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is proud to be one of three designated Family Place Libraries in the state of Mississippi. Family Place Library sessions are every Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. During each session, your child will enjoy free play and socialization in developmentally appropriate centers for 45 minutes, followed by circle time that includes a story and music. This program is designed for children aged birth to five (5) and their parents and caregivers. Parental/Caregiver involvement is strongly encouraged. You are your child's first teacher.  
If you are new to Columbus and Lowndes County, you will quickly hear tales of Mother Goose and her story times at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. Mother Goose Story Time is held twice every Thursday. Story times are from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and then again from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each story time is unique and full of lessons in counting, manners, and self confidence. This program is recommended for children ages three (3) to six (6). 
Wee Babies is held every Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It is a fun, exciting musical program that is designed to help children develop rhythm, body awareness and motor skills, along with recognition of numbers, colors, and print awareness. This program is designed for children ages birth to five (5). 
The Autism Resource Center of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System provides information, support, and programming for families that have a child diagnosed with or showing signs of having Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For more information, click here!
Special programming and events are held throughout the year. They usually coincide with something special that is happening that month. Below is a list of some of the fun programs we do each year. 
  • March - Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
  • May through July - Summer Library Programming weekly 
  • October - Annual Haunted Library
  • December - Annual Snow Day
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