April 3, 2015

COLUMBUS—Before Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) formally dedicates its new Whitehall Branch with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 11, thousands of items need to be moved. Earlier today, Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard, Whitehall City Schools Superintendent Brian Hamler and other city officials pushed book carts full of library materials from ...

March 30, 2015

COLUMBUS—At 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Northern Lights Branch will close and remain closed throughout the remainder of its renovation and expansion – expected to be completed in 2016. A temporary space for the branch, located within the former Brookhaven High...

March 26, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved a contract with artist Virginia Overton to commission a sculptural installation for display in the renovated Main Library. The commission will run from April 2015 through December 2016.

In October 2014, CML’s art consultant, Lisa Kurzner, under the guidance of its art committee...

March 13, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library is participating in The Big Library Read, a digital book club set on a global scale to introduce and connect as many passionate readers as possible to eBooks. The program allows owners of digital eReader devices – and holders of CML library cards – to instantly download a specific eBook or...

March 10, 2015

COLUMBUS—At 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, Main Library will close and services will be suspended during the building’s renovation – expected to be completed in August 2016. Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees yesterday approved the closure of Main Library during renovation. There were a number of reasons for this, including:

  • Ensuring the...
March 3, 2015

COLUMBUS—On Saturday, April 11, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Whitehall Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. The event is free and open to all.

  • New Whitehall Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration
  • 4445 E. Broad St. (one block east of current...
February 23, 2015

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation has received gifts totaling $3 million from the Nationwide Foundation toward the Great Libraries Create campaign, a $20 million public/private fundraising initiative to support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) aspirational building program....

January 21, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has been celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with fun, musical and informative events. Now, CML is looking ahead to Black History Month by offering family-friendly programming throughout 22 locations in February. But the library is also seeking historical contributions from the community.

At 10:30 a.m. on...

January 12, 2015

COLUMBUS—On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will officially kick off the renovation of Main Library with a ceremonial “wall-breaking.”

  • Main Library “wall-breaking” ceremony
  • 96 S. Grant Ave.
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
  • 5:30 p.m. – “Wall-breaking” ceremony
  • ...