The Columbus Foundation honored Columbus Metropolitan Library along with an amazing group of National Number Ones. All were named the best in the country in 2015. Find the complete list of Number Ones here.
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.
We've been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal's American's Star Libraries for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.
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 3 awards for 2015 Summer Reading Club and 2014 Celebration of Learning.
The Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards recognized CML with a 2013 Silver Communicator Award for our Celebration of Learning Marketing Campaign.