Chlorosis is a condition where trees leaves are abnormally light green or yellow. We often see this in pin oak and silver maple. Red maple, Autumn Blaze maple, crabapple, river birch and swamp white oak are also affected.

      With the Columbus Public Library’s 2022 summer reading program underway, parents and their children are flocking to the library seeking recommendations for the perfect read. A majority of those requests come from individuals with children just beginning to read chapter books, which can be so…

        It’s national pollinator week. If interested in making your yard pollinator friendly, here are a few tips and a link for the Nebraska pollinator certification program with lists of plants to use.

          The Teen Space houses a wide variety of books within its walls. There are many different genres, from romance to science fiction. The space also has manga and graphic novels, as well as different anime shows. We also have a variety of topics in our Nonfiction area. There are a lot of differe…

            Hail damage was severe in some areas and I’ve been asked what to do and what to expect. The first thing we share about horticulture plants is to wait about a week and see how plants respond.

              All are welcome on June 4 at 2 p.m. to Columbus Public Library’s 9th annual Author Fair! I’m so happy to be able to tell you that this year will be our biggest event yet, with 19 authors coming. Each will have a booth where they will have their books displayed. It is so interesting to hear t…

                New apple tree growers recently asked me if they needed to spray their apple trees. They were told they had to apply a fruit tree spray at least three times. The general answer to this question is if they don’t want to spray, they don’t’ have to.

                  Tomatoes are the most popular garden crop grown. The minimum soil temperature for planting tomatoes is 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit with 65 to 80 degrees being optimum. Soil temperatures have reached the lower optimum level, so now is a great time to plant.

                    In April, the American Library Association (ALA) released its annual State of America's Libraries Report, highlighting the challenges U.S. libraries of all types faced in 2021 – as well as the ways they innovated to meet the needs of their communities.

                      It is hard to believe that the 2021-22 school year is fast coming to an end, leaving parents to ask themselves, "What am I to do with the kids once schools concludes?" Luckily for them, the Columbus Public Library (CPL) will be conducting our annual summer reading program. Every week beginni…

                        Lawns need about one inch of water per week. During the hottest part of summer, they may need one and a half inches. Do you know how much water your irrigation system applies?

                          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.