March 25, 2014

COLUMBUS—The last chance to donate to Columbus Metropolitan Library’s book drive in support of Columbus City Schools is quickly approaching. From now until Monday, March 31, the library is accepting new and gently used children’s books for grades K-5 at all 21 locations.

Donated books will benefit the school...

March 20, 2014

COLUMBUS—Three more libraries are joining the Central Library Consortium (CLC). Now, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) customers will have access to a total of 4.5 million books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs with their CML library card.

On Wednesday, April 9, Bexley Public Library, London Public Library and Upper Arlington Public ...

February 27, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of NBBJ as the architect for the design of CML’s new Dublin Branch. The library’s aspirational building program includes 10 projects to be completed by 2020. Construction on the new Dublin Branch is expected to begin in 2015.

The current Dublin Branch, located at 75...

February 18, 2014

COLUMBUS—Thousands of central Ohio third graders did not pass mandatory reading proficiency testing last October. If these same students do not pass the proficiency testing this spring, they will be forced, under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, to repeat third grade.

In response, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), in conjunction with Columbus City Schools (CCS...

January 22, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of architects for the design of the renovation of Main Library. The Local Architect of Record will be Schooley Caldwell and the Lead Design Firm will be GUND Partnership.Main Library’s renovation is one of 10 projects to be completed by 2020 in the library’s aspirational ...

January 14, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with the Contemporary American Theatre Co. (CATCO) for its CATCO is Kids production of The Cat in the Hat, which runs Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Today through Jan. 28, CML will bring the Dr. Seuss classic...

January 9, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is celebrating February’s Black History Month with family-friendly programming throughout 21 locations. But the library is also seeking historical contributions from the community.

To kick off the month, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, Main Library will host a scanning event encouraging customers to bring in their treasured...

January 2, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has been awarded a $188,219 share of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funding includes $132,864 from the IMLS and $55,355 from the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN).

The grant, which was awarded by the State Library of Ohio,...