Toy and Book Drive

Promotional graphic for Columbia Mayor's Youth Council Toy and Book Drive.

The City of Columbia Mayor’s Youth Council is having a Toy and Book Drive November 14 through December 5. One of the beneficiaries this year will be the Maury County Library through the donation of books. Other organizations that will benefit from the CMYC Toy and Book Drive include: The King’s Daughter’s School, The Pregnancy Center, and The Family Center. … Read More

Book Talk & Signing: Walter Green

Author Walter Green, Jr. will be stopping by the Columbia branch library on Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm to discuss and sign copies of his new book The Nashville and Decatur in the Civil War – History of an Embattled Railroad – which is now available on Amazon. Mr. Green was motivated to write about the Nashville & Decatur railway … Read More

Book Talk & Signing: Richard Polk

On Wednesday, October 12th, author Richard Polk will be spending the evening at the Columbia branch library discussing and signing his latest novel Burgess Falls. Mr. Polk’s latest novel applies his literary romance style to historical fiction for the first time. From the author: Two wars, a century apart, wreak havoc in the personal lives of Will and Brenda. Theyeach … Read More

Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Maury County Public Library’s annual pumpkin carving contest is making its return this year October 1st – October 28th. As in years past, we are asking patrons to get creative and design a pumpkin based on their favorite book or literary character, and enter their pumpkin to win an awesome prize. Starting October 1st interested patrons can fill out … Read More

TumbleBook Trial

Many patrons have reached out to the library to ask if we have a subscription to Tumblebooks. Based on the amount of inquiry we have received, we are offering a trail of Tumblebooks for individuals to evaluate and provide feedback to the library. Whether you have existing knowledge of the product, have some familiarity, or none at all, we ask … Read More

Football Time in Tennessee

Looking to get ready for football season with a good book? Look no further than our Football Time in Tennessee 2022 reading list. Whether you are looking for a biography of a gridiron great like Namath or Unitas, a nonfiction retelling of players and teams, or a novelization about the game, you can find it at the library — regardless … Read More

Tech Cubicles Available

The Columbia branch library is now offering tech cubicles on a first-come first-serve basis. These cubicles feature comfortable, high-back seating along with a 55″ monitor. The tech cubicles are perfect for individuals who have an impromptu meeting or presentation, or need space for a homeschool lesson or after school tutoring. Tech cubicles can be reserved by stopping by the library’s … Read More

MCPL Launches Stacks to Stoop Book Delivery Program

After successfully piloting book delivery with a few group home partners in our community, the Maury County Public Library is pleased to launch our Stacks to Stoop book delivery program. We want all citizens of Maury County to be able to enjoy everything the library has to offer — including being able to check out books regardless of their ability … Read More

Reading Across the Universe

Yesterday the James Webb Space Telescope delivered its first images after spending 20+ years in development (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI). In December of 2021, young readers from the Maury County Public Library put together their own James Webb Space Telescope models and learned all about the telescope’s mission to conduct infrared astronomy. You can read more about … Read More

Summer Feeding Wrap-up

The Maury County Public Library has concluded another year of Summer Feeding, and this year we distributed over 800 meals (breakfast and lunch) to school-aged patrons. The summer food service program, administered by Maury County Public Schools, runs concurrently along our annual Summer Reading and ensures that school-aged children who would otherwise be reliant on meals prepared at school receive … Read More