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Library Holiday Closings

Posted by lowndeslib on December 23, 2010

All libraries will be closed during the holidays on

December, 2010 
24th, 25th, 27th and 31st


January, 2011 
1st and 3rd


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2010 Festival of Trees, Nov. 29 – Dec. 31

Posted by lowndeslib on October 29, 2010

“Winter Wonderland”
November 29 – December 31, 2010

We invite you to our second annual Festival of Trees
at the Columbus Public Library, located at
314 North 7th Street.

From the traditional to the unique, the trees will
be on display during our normal operational hours.

Be sure to come see the creativity of your community!

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New Library Hours Effective Oct. 4, 2010

Posted by lowndeslib on October 29, 2010

Columbus Public Library

Monday through Thursday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Caledonia Public Library

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Closed – 1 pm to 2 pm for lunch

Artesia Public Library

Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Crawford Public Library

Monday and Wednesday
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Job and Career Center Available!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

Looking for a job?
Come and visit the Job and Career Center at the
Columbus Public Library.

In this workspace, located on the second floor in our Reference Department, you will find two computers offering extended usage periods with programs such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, and Powerpoint to facilitate your Resume and Presentation needs.  These computers also offer limited Internet access to provide access to employer web pages and employee resources.

If you are interested in using this specialized workspace, simply ask any attendant at the circulation desk, and when asking for a computer ask to use the Job Center.  We will be glad to assist you in any way necessary.

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LEARN-A-TEST Access Free!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

We are proud to offer you LEARN-A-TEST for taking practice tests and accesing study courses!

If you would like to use this feature you can simply goto our Reference section on the Website and click on “Testing Resources” and then click on the “Learn A Test” link provided (or you can click on the direct link below and see what they have to offer).

To access the Tests you must register for the site, but thanks to the Mississippi Library Commission, sign up is free.

YOU WILL NEED A SPECIAL CODE FROM US TO REGISTER, but it only takes a few seconds to complete the registration.

Sign up TODAY, and take advantage of all the practice tests you can handle, including:  GED, Computer Skills (including; Wordperfect, Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint),  U.S. Citizenship, Various Job Skills Tests (including; Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, Firefighter, and more).  The list does not stop there.  This excellent site also provides a variety of tests for ALL GRADE LEVELS OF SCHOOLING, perfect for Home Schoolers and College Applicants.

Call us and ask about this service today!

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Oxford English Dictionary Online!!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

Access to our subscription of Oxford English Dictionary Online is available through our library’s website. Home users, simply call the library during business hours for the information you need to login from home.

Please have your library card handy so we may validate your account information. This service is offered at no charge to all of our patrons!

Call 662-329-5300 or come by and get your login information TODAY! We look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy!

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World Book Encylopedia Online !!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

 The World Book Encyclopedia is available online from our library’s website under the Reference directory.

This online site is designed for diverse ages, reading levels and learning styles. You can find teacher resources, standards, correlations and many other useful tools.

By entering your local library’s card number, with no spaces or dashes, you may access the World Book online sites which include World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced and World Book Discovery.


Be sure to check this out !!

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2010 Board of Trustees Meetings

Posted by lowndeslib on January 21, 2010

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 314 7th Street North, Columbus, MS in the Conference Room of the Columbus Public Library on the third (3rd) Wednesday of the following months at 4:30 p.m.:

January 20, 2010

March 17, 2010

May 19, 2010

July 21, 2010

September 22, 2010

November 17, 2010

If dates and times change it will be posted at the Circulation Desk in each of the branch libraries of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library system

Anyone who wishes to bring a matter before the Board must write to:

Board Chairman, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
314 7th Street North
Columbus, Ms  39701

State the reason for appearance no less than one week prior to the meeting, so it may be placed on the agenda.

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Interlibrary Loan Requests Forms Now Online!!

Posted by lowndeslib on September 4, 2009

Now Online!!

Can’t find what you are looking for in our catalog?  Fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request (ILL) form and we will be glad to request it for you from another library.

 These forms can be found at the Circulation Desks of the libraries or now on our website at   Just under the Library Catalogue search button to the right of the page, you may click where it says “interlibrary loan form”, fill it out and send it.  We will then contact you by email when your item has arrived.

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Free Computer Classes at the Library

Posted by lowndeslib on June 2, 2009

The Library is hoping to offer FREE computer classes to our patrons.

If you are interested in participating in these classes please click the link below to take our quick survey to help us know what skills you would like covered.

Remember, please take the survey if you are interested in any way.

No dates have been set.

Among other things this survey will help us determine when will be best to conduct these classes, and how much interest we have among our patronage.

Help us bring you the best service possible. And Thank You in advance.  Comments, Suggestions, and Contact information can be found at the survey site.

Click Here to take our very quick 4 question survey!!!

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