The Columbia area has a surprising number of trails and outdoor walkways to explore if you know where to look. Friends of ours mentioned the Timmerman Trail, and we had so much fun the first time we visited, we decided...
Summer plans are definitely looking different this year. While places are starting to open back up slowly, depending on your comfort level, you may or may not want your family to venture out too far. So, to...
July 4th Symphonic Salute – SC Philharmonic Brass Quintet Date: Friday, July 3, 2020 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Location: Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 Cost: Concert is free with park...
I was reading one of those Top Ten Things to Do in South Carolina or some such list one day and thinking, "All these things are pretty far away. Charleston, Greenville, blah, blah, blah ..." And then one of...
After meeting regularly to discuss and evaluate processes that keep the welfare of customers and staff at the forefront, Richland Library plans on piloting limited services to safely provide physical materials with minimal contact.   They are starting to process the existing...
Events and happenings around Columbia look different than they used to. While many places aren't offering in-person get togethers, they are offering virtual activities to keep kids entertained and learning. And while some places might not be open to...
Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer can suffer from “summer slide” or “brain drain.” Did you...
The South Carolina State Museum will re-open its doors to guests at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. During this first phase of reopening the museum will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturdays...
Friday, June 5 is National Donut Day, and Columbia is generously sprinkled with sweet ways to celebrate! Here's where you can get your donut on around town on Friday:  Chickenbutt Donuts Over the course of the day, we will be making...
Strawberries...my family’s most favorite fruit, and really, their favorite treat of the entire spring! We love all kinds of berries, but strawberries are the best, especially the ones that are locally grown and oh so sweet. After living on the...
Are you desperate for things to play outside but hate that you can't go to the park? The necessary closing of all public parks, including state parks, has left many of us moms wondering how to get out kids outdoors...
Mamas, we are here for you! We know these are unsettling times, and questions arise about how we're going to keep the kids occupied and learning while home for weeks on end. Our goal at Columbia Mom has always been...
Whoa, what a crazy week. I mean, AM I RIGHT?! If you are like me then you are still trying to wrap your head around everything that has been going on as well as everything that is not going...
My husband and I are small business owners. Due to COVID-19, we closed our doors temporarily, and it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. My heart is hurting. I’m sure that most business owners can relate...
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Richland Library Announces Read Freely Collections

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With a commitment of getting materials into the hands of children and families over the summer, Richland Library is launching a new resource, titled the...

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