Library Journal’s America's Star Libraries 2014 edition rated us a 5-Star library for the seventh consecutive year. We’re the only library in our category awarded 5 stars in all 7 editions of the index of public library service since its inception in 2008.
We’re a 5-Star Library
National Number Ones
Central Region Friend of Public Schools Award
We received the Central Region Friend of Public Schools Award from the Ohio School Boards Association in 2014.
National Medal for Museum and Library Service
In 2011, we were honored with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. This is the nation's highest honor for community service initiatives in libraries and museums. We were recognized specifically for our Job Help Centers, Homework Help Centers and the Ready to Read Corps.
National Library of the Year
We were named National Library of the Year in 2010 by Library Journal. Each year this prestigious recognition goes to the one public library in the United States that most profoundly demonstrates service to community, creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs, and leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by others.
Columbus Parent Magazine
Columbus Parent Magazine’s readers voted Main Library’s children’s area the Best Library Children’s Area and Best Library Storytime in September 2013.
The Columbus AMA AIM Awards recognized CML with 6 awards for 2014 Summer Reading Club, 2013 Celebration of Learning and 2014 Reading Buddies Launch.
The Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards recognized CML with a 2013 Silver Communicator Award for our Celebration of Learning Marketing Campaign.