October 10, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has announced Barbara and Al Siemer as the 2016 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...

October 3, 2016

WHO: Columbus Metropolitan Library

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHERE: Columbus Metropolitan Library Warehouse | 3021 E. Fourth Ave., Suite B

WHAT: Columbus Metropolitan Library surplus sale

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is selling items it no longer has use for during a...

September 24, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its new Northern Lights Branch.

Ribbon cutters, from left to right:

  • Fred Brock, 2020 Vision Project Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Paula Miller, Chief Financial Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Shaunessy Everett, Public Services Director,...
August 9, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is officially “topping out” its new Northside Branch (1423 N. High St.), as the final steel beam to be used in the construction will be installed tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Members of the media are invited to capture the moment the beam is affixed.

CML held a ceremonial “wallbreaking” on March 1, 2016, at the former Northside...

August 8, 2016

COLUMBUS—As thousands of central Ohio children and teens return to school this month, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Homework Help Centers reopen at all 23 locations. Starting Monday, Aug. 15, K-12 students will once again have a free place to get help with their homework from friendly staff and volunteers.

Students have access to welcoming spaces to study and...

August 3, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is rescheduling the dedication and grand opening of its new Northern Lights Branch from Thursday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Sept. 24. The rescheduling is to ensure that the new branch is fully ready for customer use on opening day.

The festivities on Sept. 24 will begin promptly at noon. Following brief remarks and a ribbon...

August 2, 2016

COLUMBUS—Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) employees have raised $5,945.23 for the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation. The money will be used to purchase books that will be given to participants of the library’s Reading Buddies program. These books will be specially earmarked for distribution at...

July 26, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is partnering with Columbus City Schools (CCS) and Panera Bread to collect new and gently used kids’ books for the Books for Breakfast program. The goal of the program is to provide K-5 CCS students books to read both at school and at home at the breakfast table. Donated books will be available for students to read if they eat...

July 14, 2016

COLUMBUS—The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is bringing its annual World Library and Information Congress to Columbus, OH, Aug. 13-19. It marks the conference’s first return to the United States since 2001 when it was held in Boston.

The weeklong slate of programming and events gives American...