Summer reading Program

Check out the Summer Reading Events that are happening at the Columbia Public Library from our Calendar Page!

 

Calendar

  • PreSchool Pals – “What’s Under a Rock” with Park Ranger Kelly Ford

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    You’ll be amazed at everything that is under a rock!  All kinds of surprises.  Ages 3 through 5.

    Limit 10 children. Please register by email: info@columbiapubliclibrary.org or call (717)684-2255.

  • Take and Make: “Click Clack Crab”

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
    Time: All day
    Columbia Public Library
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    June’s Take and Make craft is “Click Clack Crab”.  Be sure to pick yours up at our front desk!

  • “Songs and Stories of the Oceans” with Matthew Dodd

    Thursday, June 30th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Both picture books and dance-friendly songs are part of Matt’s presentations – he’s excited to introduce us to many creatures of the sea!

  • Take and Make: “Click Clack Crab”

    Thursday, June 30th, 2022
    Time: All day
    Columbia Public Library
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    June’s Take and Make craft is “Click Clack Crab”.  Be sure to pick yours up at our front desk!

  • Independence Day – Library Closed

    Monday, July 4th, 2022
    Time: All day
    Columbia Public Library
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512
  • “Workin’ On the Railroad” – Railroad Museum of PA

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    With Juliette and Troy of the Railroad Museum of PA. The hands-on approach to learn about rail travel long ago and today! All ages.

  • Tiny Tales – Water Fun Day!

    Monday, July 11th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Columbia Public Library
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us for what is sure to be a splashing good time!

    Ages 0 to age 2.

    Please bring a towel and water clothing for your child.

    In the event of rain, we will have our regular Tiny Tales program downstairs in our community room. 

  • Crafty Cards with Bert

    Monday, July 11th, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Columbia Public Library Meeting Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Project will be determined.

  • Keep Calm and Yarn On

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Columbia Public Library Meeting Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Project to be announced.

  • Servant Stage Productions: “Rock Around the Clock”

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    For all in the community!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Pay what you will donations accepted.

  • “Build a Bug” with Park Ranger Kelly Ford / Read Aloud to Jager

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Park Elementary School Gym
    50 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Details coming soon!!  Remember to bring a book to read aloud to Jager!

  • PreSchool Pals – Water Play Day!

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Columbia Public Library
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us for Summer FUN at Preschool Pals as we enjoy a water play day! 

    Ages 2 to 5.

    Please bring a a towel and water clothing for your child.

    Limit 10 children – please register by calling the library (717)684-2255 or email: info@columbiapubliclibrary.org

    In the event of rain, Preschool Pals will NOT be held. Thank you! 

  • “Pirates Lost at Sea!” / Read Aloud to Jager

    Thursday, July 14th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Park Elementary School Gym
    50 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

     Ahoy! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to repair their ship before all hope is lost!  Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more through amazing science experiments.  Fun for all ages. Presented by TaleWise. 

    Jager, our READ dog, visits today – bring along a book to read to him!

  • Music in Locust Street Park

    Friday, July 15th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Locust Street Park
    Columbia, PA 17512

    “The Cheeze Brothers and Sisters”.  Sponsored by the Columbia Lions Club

  • Movie in the Park

    Friday, July 15th, 2022
    Time: 8:30 PM
    Locust Street Park
    Columbia, PA 17512

    “Remember the Titans”.  Begins at dusk.

  • “Life in the Water” with Lisa Sanchez, Lancaster County Parks

    Friday, July 15th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    What is living in our local waterways? You will touch and see live critters that came from a local creek or river. Through microscope use and identification activities, you will learn about the life cycles of each specimen and how to determine the health and quality of the water in which they live.

  • Kilene Knitter, Giant Foods Nutritionist.

    Monday, July 18th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join Kilene in making and eating a healthy and delicious snack!

  • Ryan Bridge, the “Bug Man”

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    The bugs are back!  Even though an insect’s respiratory system does not allow it to survive in saltwater (without being eaten by a fish!), there are plenty of aquatic insects that love FRESH water.  Come out and meet them!  There will be opportunity to hold live insects for those who choose to.  All ages.

  • Tiny Tales – Water Fun Day!

    Monday, July 25th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us for what is sure to be a splashing good time!

    Ages 0 to age 2.

    Please bring a towel and water clothing for your child.

    In the event of rain, we will have our regular Tiny Tales program downstairs in our community room. 

  • Keep Calm and Yarn On

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Columbia Public Library Meeting Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Project to be announced.

  • PreSchool Pals – Water Play Day!

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us for Summer FUN at Preschool Pals as we enjoy a water play day! 

    Ages 2 to 5.

    Please bring a a towel and water clothing for your child.

    Limit 10 children – please register by calling the library (717)684-2255 or email: info@columbiapubliclibrary.org

    In the event of rain, Preschool Pals will NOT be held. Thank you! 

  • Jesse Rothacker’s Reptile Explorers

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Laugh and learn with Jesse Rothacker and his merry band of castaway critters. You’ll meet snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocs from around the world, and they’ll all be in one place – at your local library – so you won’t have to cross the seven seas! Make sure to pick up a free reptile bookmark, and check out some reptile books from the library the day of the show!

  • “I’ve Got Rhythm” with Tammi Hessen

    Friday, July 29th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Park Elementary School Gym
    50 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Do you have rhythms in your hands? In your feet? In your heart? We believe that there are rhythms to express, join in, and play together inside us and all around us. Come join us to explore your rhythm as we take a trip to West Africa to a village where rhythms are part of everyday living! Please Join Tammi and Jami as we lead you through the how-to of drumming, and the how-to of fun! Drums and fun props provided, you just bring your smiles, hands, and hearts.

  • Music in Locust Street Park

    Friday, August 5th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Locust Street Park
    Columbia, PA 17512

    “The Maxwell Project”.  Sponsored by the Columbia Lions Club

  • Snapology Summer Camp

    Monday, August 8th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us as we host a week long Snapology Inventors Robotics Club! Snapology summer camp is FREE to attend, but spots are limited.

    This camp is for ages 7-11.  Limit 25 children.

    Parents must sign in their child at drop off but are not required to stay during the camp. We have two fantastic Snapology teachers who will be working with your children each day.

    Registration is now OPEN. When the event is full, a wait list will become available. Snapology will contact you directly if there is a cancellation and you are next in line. 

  • Snapology Summer Camp

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us as we host a week long Snapology Inventors Robotics Club! Snapology summer camp is FREE to attend, but spots are limited.

    This camp is for ages 7-11.  Limit 25 children.

    Parents must sign in their child at drop off but are not required to stay during the camp. We have two fantastic Snapology teachers who will be working with your children each day.

    Registration is now OPEN. When the event is full, a wait list will become available. Snapology will contact you directly if there is a cancellation and you are next in line. 

  • Snapology Summer Camp

    Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us as we host a week long Snapology Inventors Robotics Club! Snapology summer camp is FREE to attend, but spots are limited.

    This camp is for ages 7-11.  Limit 25 children.

    Parents must sign in their child at drop off but are not required to stay during the camp. We have two fantastic Snapology teachers who will be working with your children each day.

    Registration is now OPEN. When the event is full, a wait list will become available. Snapology will contact you directly if there is a cancellation and you are next in line. 

  • Snapology Summer Camp

    Thursday, August 11th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us as we host a week long Snapology Inventors Robotics Club! Snapology summer camp is FREE to attend, but spots are limited.

    This camp is for ages 7-11.  Limit 25 children.

    Parents must sign in their child at drop off but are not required to stay during the camp. We have two fantastic Snapology teachers who will be working with your children each day.

    Registration is now OPEN. When the event is full, a wait list will become available. Snapology will contact you directly if there is a cancellation and you are next in line. 

  • Snapology Summer Camp

    Friday, August 12th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Columbia Public Library Community Room
    24 South Sixth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Join us as we host a week long Snapology Inventors Robotics Club! Snapology summer camp is FREE to attend, but spots are limited.

    This camp is for ages 7-11.  Limit 25 children.

    Parents must sign in their child at drop off but are not required to stay during the camp. We have two fantastic Snapology teachers who will be working with your children each day.

    Registration is now OPEN. When the event is full, a wait list will become available. Snapology will contact you directly if there is a cancellation and you are next in line. 

  • Evening Family Event – Illusionist Ran’D Shine

    Monday, August 15th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Locust Street Park Gazebo
    Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512

    Everyone who sees this illusionist walks away wondering “How did he do that?”  Absolutely amazing fun for kids, teens, and grown-ups!

  • Movie in the Park

    Friday, August 19th, 2022
    Time: 8:30 PM
    Locust Street Park
    Columbia, PA 17512

    “Encanto”.   Begins at dusk.

  • Music in Locust Street Park

    Friday, August 19th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Locust Street Park
    Columbia, PA 17512

    “Pocketful o’ Soul”.  Sponsored by the Columbia Lions Club


Check out this video taken of the  Junkyard Drumming program featuring “Mr. John” from Heads Up Lancaster!