We are pleased to announce the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Foundation has pledged $1,000,000 to name the Children’s Room in the new Columbus Public Library. The Columbus Community Building project underway in Downtown Columbus includes the Columbus Public Library, Arts Council Gallery, and co…

      In the vegetable garden, be on the lookout for signs of foliar disease. Some diseases begin on lower leaves as leaf spots or brown blighted areas and symptoms progress upward.

        Staying physically active doesn't mean becoming a superstar athlete. Rather, you can just start moving around a little more throughout the week. Staying fit becomes especially important as you grow older, because it can help you stay healthy and independent.

          Although the Columbus Public Library’s official, all-ages summer reading registration week is behind us, families and individuals of all ages can still sign up for this year's summer festivities. Registration can be done in person by visiting the library’s temporary location at 2419 14th St.…

            The cool, cloudy conditions with some moisture we recently had increased mushroom and moss growth in lawns. Mushrooms are not a concern for lawns. The conditions allowing moss to grow can decrease turfgrass growth and should be amended.

              This summer, our teen summer reading program is all about animals. All of the teen programs will be in person this summer, so make sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, or Beanstack page for when these events are happening. There are a few events that will require preregistration. These…

                Kentucky bluegrass has been forming seed heads. Homeowners sometimes ask if the seed heads are not mowed off, will the seed germinate to grow and help thicken a thin lawn.

                  For years, access was denied to the infamous and notorious Robber’s Cave. Now, Lincoln, Nebraska’s only underground attraction is no longer shrouded in mystery. Whether you visited the Robber’s Cave legally or illegally, are learning about it for the first time, or are one of the thousands w…

                    The popular on-demand film streaming service hoopla digital will soon be available for free in our Digital Library at www.cplconnect.us. Library card holders can access over 950,000 titles (audiobooks, eBooks, comics, music, movies and TV). Content can be streamed from any computer, televisi…

                      Shubshrubs are plants whose stems are not as hardy as their roots and they may die back to near the ground over winter. Don’t be in a hurry to remove such shrubs. Give them a chance to start new growth.

                        Rory T. Bowen is the chief credit officer for Great Plains State Bank in the Columbus market. He has nearly two decades of commercial and agricultural banking experience. He currently is a board member with the Nebraska Independent Community Bankers and Native 360, a native community develop…

                          I am a “joiner” by nature and a lover of libraries, so it was logical for me to apply to the Library Board by filling out an application form and then attending several meetings to see how I would fit in. The application form is available on the Library website and anyone can attend board me…

                            Spring arrives and out comes many plant myths. These seem to get handed down from generation to generation and social media now promotes many of them. Here are a few common myths and the facts.

                              It is hard to believe that warm weather is finally upon us and that schools will be letting out for a well-deserved summer break. The Columbus Public Library (CPL) is ready for area students and families with this year’s summer reading program entitled, “Tails & Tales!”

                                In April, the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America's Libraries Special Report: COVID-19, a snapshot of the library communities' resilience, determination, and innovation in unprecedented circumstances. The State of America's Libraries report is released annually d…

                                  While it’s best to leave grass clippings on the lawn when mowing, if mulch is needed for a vegetable or flower garden; go ahead and catch clippings now and then for this purpose.

                                    I receive many questions about spruce trees. I seem to be asked why is a spruce tree dying or what is the best spruce to plant. With so many spruce diseases and dieback, one might wonder why so many continue to be planted.

                                      This year’s Summer Reading is going to be packed with a lot of exciting programs! Make sure to keep an eye on the Columbus Public Library Facebook page, Instagram, and Beanstack page for all of the activities.

                                        The rich and diverse history and heritage of Nebraska, as told through its often-secluded historical monuments and markers, is the subject of a presentation at 2 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library on Saturday, May 8.