Columbia Heights Library
Library Closure
Friday, Nov 10
The library will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day.  We will reopen on Saturday, November 11th at 11 AM.


Block Party
Monday, Nov 20
10:30-11:30 AM
Play at the library! Have fun building and creating with a variety of blocks. Block play builds math, science, motor, and social skills. For kids ages 2-5 and their parents or caregivers.  No registration necessary.

Fall Storytime
Sept 11- Nov 6     10:30-11:00 AM
Mondays: Toddler Storytime - 18 months- 3 years
Tuesdays: Family Storytime - All Ages
Thursdays: Baby Read Baby Grow - Infants birth-24 months

Second Wednesday of the Month 4-5 PM
Nov 8, Dec 13

Do you love all things LEGO?  We'll provide the LEGOs, you bring the imagination!  For grades K-6.  No registration required.

Maker Club
Last Wednesday of the Month 4-5 PM
Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 27
Calling all tinkerers, creators, and crafters!  Join us after school for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) related projects.  Open to grades K-5.  No registration required.


Mankind in Manhattan: The Manhattan Project
Nov 3- Dec 15
Open to viewing upon request

Artists Q&A Event on Monday, Nov 13
6-8 PM

The first art exhibition at the library, the Manhattan project is series of photographs taken by Walter Horshnyk & Richard Ott. These photos will be hanging in our Community Room through mid-December and may be seen up-close any time that the room is not occupied during normal library hours.  Ask at the desk for more information and access to the room.

Conversation Circles
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-2 PM
Thursday Conversation Circle will return in the Fall
Conversation circles is an informal weekly gathering of English-language learners.  It gives adults a chance to practice their speaking skills in a group setting with help from an English speaking volunteer.  Registration is NOT required, the group is open to anyone.
Senior Surf
First Wednesday of Each Month
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line. Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Register online for any session or call

Annual Report

Mission Statement
To serve a diverse community’s needs for access to resources, information, and technology in a welcoming environment.

Our Vision of the Future
Columbia Heights Public Library: a center of the community where services and collaborative programs are available and partnerships thrive.

Staff Contact Information

Renee Dougherty, Library Director

Phone: (763) 706-3680  |  Email: 

Bri Belanger, Youth Librarian
Phone: (763) 706-3683  |  Email:

Cortni O'Brien, Adult Services Librarian
Phone: (763) 706-3681  |  Email: