July 19, 2017

Library offers relief from the sweltering heat

With 23 locations serving Franklin County

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) offers relief for thousands of customers this summer as temperatures swell above 90. All 23 air conditioned library locations are open to all and provide comfortable seating, public computers with Internet access, free WiFi and of course a collection of great books and magazines.

Customers can visit CML’s Events webpage to see what’s going on at the library location nearest them.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.