December 16, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is preparing to begin renovation of its Main Library in February 2015. Before construction begins, the Library Store, which is operated by the Friends of the Library, will close. Its last day of operation will be Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, until it reopens in the renovated library.

To...

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December 4, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has opened a dedicated space at its Linden Branch where preschoolers and their families can familiarize themselves with what it’s like in a kindergarten classroom.

Called a Ready for Kindergarten Area, the space includes an interactive whiteboard equipped with learning apps, a magnetic word wall, a miniature school bus, toys...

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November 4, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has once again been named a 5-star library by Library Journal. CML has been given the maximum 5-star rating for each of the seven years the rating has been published, and is the...

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October 21, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has made three new hires:

  • Rick Catrone has been hired to serve as manager of the Northern Lights Branch (4093 Cleveland Ave.).
  • Tony Howard, the previous manager of the Northern Lights Branch, has been hired to serve as public services director, overseeing staff transition...
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October 8, 2014

COLUMBUS—The Huntington Holiday Train is rolling into Main Library on Monday, Nov. 24 and will be wowing library customers through the end of the year.

View this time lapse video of the train’s installation last fall.

The impressive 600-square-foot display (see photo below...

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September 24, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of NBBJ as the architect for the design of the new Northside Branch. The building currently housing the Northside Branch will be demolished, and a new building will be constructed in its place. Work is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016. CML intends to ...

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September 4, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) today announced Ann and Tom Hoaglin as the 2014 recipients of the Julian Sinclair Smith Award. Each year, the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) presents the award to honor inspiring individuals living or working in and around Franklin County with a passion for lifelong learning. The award will be presented at CMLF’s ...

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September 3, 2014

COLUMBUS—On Monday, Sept. 15, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will formally dedicate and open its new Marion-Franklin Branch. The highly visual event will include brief remarks from city, community and library officials and a ribbon cutting.

  • New Marion-Franklin Branch Dedication Ceremony
  • 2740 Lockbourne Rd. (located in the former...
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August 26, 2014

COLUMBUS—Tomorrow, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will begin delivering bins of carefully selected books to 16 elementary schools in the Columbus City Schools (CCS) district. This new service is part of a larger CML effort to impact early literacy and third grade reading.

CML piloted the book delivery program with Groveport-Madison’s six elementary schools during...

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