Columbus Metropolitan Library

Friends of the Library

Our Mission

Building awareness and resources to champion the vision of Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Who We Are

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization made up of everyday customers and advocates passionate about Columbus Metropolitan Library.

What We Do

Friends of the Library manages revenue-generating library amenities that enhance the library experience and maintains a membership program of library lovers who champion grassroots advocacy in support of Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Leadership

KATIE PEET

President

State Auto Insurance

ANDREA THOMAS

Vice President

Crane Group

SARAH MILKS BETHEL

Treasurer

Unilever

MEREDITH HART

Secretary

Huntington National Bank

Lois Beckman, battleface, Inc.
Lauren Bonfield, LBB Law
Jesse Cantrell, Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Elizabeth Carroll, JPMorgan Chase
Marjorie Duffy, Jones Day
Elissa Francis, Besa
Gregg Gascon, OhioHealth
Nedra Hadley, Community Volunteer
Patrick King, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company
Steph Kusta, Abercrombie & Fitch
Janelle Lopez, Big Lots, Inc.
Penny Martin, Ohio Dept. of Development
Rob McCarthy, Bricker & Eckler, LLP

Carly Miller, Cristo Rey Columbus High School
Julie Newhall,
Ohio Education Association
Ryan Price, Bath & Body Works 
Tia Ramey, The Saunders PR Group
Angela Ramos Fields, Spectrum Enterprise
Tracy Rawlings, The Ohio State University
Ellen Rhoades, Korn Ferry
Laura Rosenthal, NiSource
John A. Rothschild, Jr.Newmark Knight Frank
Lyn Tolan-Barbin, Supreme Court of Ohio
Coby Williams, New Reach Consulting
Gwen Zaczepinski, Gwendolyn Z Photography
Steph Zimmerman, Pelotonia

Become a Friend

Friends are advocates who love Columbus Metropolitan Library and can’t stop talking about all it has to offer. They support Big Book Sales, The Library Store, library cafes and attend Carnegie Gallery receptions and library programs. Friends respond to calls to action -big and small- to ensure Columbus Metropolitan Library remains open to all for years to come.

Have questions?

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EMAIL

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization.

96 S. Grant Ave. | Columbus, Ohio 43215