The Columbus AFB Library is still located in the BLAZE Commons only in a new and more visible place. A new storefront section close to the Commons open area will now make seeing and getting to the library much easier.
The Library, now open to in-person patrons, is a full service library with a dedicated and delightful staff ready to serve. They strive to connect both young and old patrons with information as well as encouraging them to experience the joy of reading.
In addition to fiction and non-fiction titles for all, the library offers audio books, eBooks, movies, and computer-based programs to meet educational and recreational reading needs. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the facility. The computer lab has three CAC-enabled computers and printing services.
The library’s collection also includes: the Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List to foster Airmanship; testing study materials (e.g., CLEP, DSST, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, GRE, and much more), Spanish books, printed newspapers and magazines for adults and children are also available. Its digital imprint includes OverDrive, RBDigital, Mango Language programs, and more. The Air Force’s eLibrary provides a wealth of resources for everyone.
Needless to say, the library staff has had to be extremely creative during the COVID pandemic which basically closed the library to in-person access. They have utilized social media, particularly Facebook, to continue providing informative and fun programs in a virtual environment. Almost daily live and recorded events allowed them to continue programs such as StoryTime, Blaze Book Club, Youth Book Club, and Fiber Arts with Megan using Zoom and Facebook. They added other virtual and interactive fun events such as Crazy Hair Competition, Name Your Car Day, Wisteria Wednesday, Joke Hoteline Day, and much more.
As restrictions are slowly being lifted, the library has begun hosting Story Time at Freedom Park. The Summer Reading Program kicks off this month with Story Time on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; Movie Mondays; special craft sessions, and other activities to encourage summer reading.
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