News

ALA Libraries Transforming Communities Grant Prompts Great Discussion

SBL would like to thank all of the participants that took place in our George Washington Rules of Civility discussion. 
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RBdigital Changing to Libby (Dec. 2020)

In case you missed it, our RBdigital eBook/eAudiobook platform is changing! RBdigital was recently bought by another company, OverDrive, and we’ve
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Covid 19 Information

(Information on Covid 19; Last updated 5/5/2020 – new items on the bottom)   CDC website specifically regarding Covid 19
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Local Information During Covid 19

The following is information that has come our way that we think you may not have heard…. (last updated 5/5/20
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Updates !!!

Info updated 111/12/21


Notice:  The Library will return to our fine structure January 2022.  At that time, long over due items will be charged replacement costs.  All items returned between now and then will have no fines charged.

Library Stacks Open.  Hours normal.

Masks Remain Required by Everyone in Public Areas.

SBL Library is a place of inclusion.

In support of our patrons with serious illnesses, as well as our patrons under age 12, and since we do not want anyone pointing fingers and questioning people, SBL will continue to require patrons and staff to wear masks in public areas until further notice.

Children’s play areas remain closed. Children’s programming via Zoom.

Limited adult programming may take place in the programming room if all parties remain masked, socially distanced and have shown prior proof of vaccination.  If conditions are not met and/or at the Library or programmer’s discretion, programs will take place on Zoom.

Curbside pick up still available by request. 

Remember that we are still offering grab bags and Tailored Titles (a selection chosen with your likes/dislikes in mind). Instructions for searching the catalog, how to browse library shelves from home, and more are available by clicking here.

If you have questions or need to contact us, please call the Library at 860-228-0350.

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Need help with Zoom?  Instructions here! 


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We welcome your suggestions. Please email:  staff@columbiactlibrary.org  or visit our purple Suggestion Box in the Library.

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Please be sure to view the art work on display in the Library.

Click here for information about showing your work, In our Gallery


Library Association Board meetings take place on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Library, with the exception of December.   Click here for agenda.



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Virtual Story Time »

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Columbia Stitchers »

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Middle Grade Book Club »

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Virtual Baby Bees Lapsit »

Friday, December 10, 2021

Writer's Group »

Monday, December 13, 2021

Virtual Story Time »

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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