Columbia Heights Library

Bookawocky is our Youth Summer reading Program.  It goes from June 1-August 19. Come to the library this summer to read some books, rate some books, and have a chance to win prizes!

Lunch at the Library
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
We will be serving free and healthy bag lunches to kids three days a week in the Community room this summer.  No registration necessary for this first-come first-serve program.  Come for lunch, and stay for books and events!  This program is made possible through a partnership with Youthprise.

Fine Read-Down
June 1- July 31.
Open to youth ages 17 and younger.  If you have some library fines, we have a chance for you to get rid of them!  For every 15 minutes of reading in the library we will take $1 off your fines.  Just come to the Ask Me desk to sign up.

Wacky Wednesdays are free, hour long performances in the library.  No registration required, but please come a few minutes early to get a seat so the show can start right at 2PM.

July 19- Snake Discovery

Local Author Talk
Saturday July 29th
Join us for a book presentation and reading with local author J.P. Johnson.  He is a long-time member of the Minneapolis Writer's Workshop, and lives and works in Columbia Heights.  Copies of his new book Convoluted Tales will be available for purchase.

Conversation Circles
Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-2 PM
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
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 763-706-3690.

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: