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 Support

Friends of the Library provides revenue-generating and value added amenities that support the library’s purpose and champion grassroots advocacy. The Friends are proud to support signature programs such as the Summer Reading Challenge, Homework Help, and Teen Read Week to name a few. We are always working towards our primary goal of supporting library levy campaigns which secure critical funding for the library.

What We Do

We generate revenue through membership dues, book sales, library cafes, and customer amenities to support Columbus Metropolitan Library, library programs, and future levy campaigns.

Leadership

KATHLEEN PEET

President

State Auto Insurance

JUNE STEWART

Vice President

Amplify Partners, LLC

PATRICK KING

Treasurer

Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.

MEREDITH HART

Secretary

Huntington National Bank

LAUREN BONFIELD

Past President

LBB LAW

Lois Beckman, battleface, Inc.
Sarah Milks Bethel, TA & Associates
Jesse Cantrell, Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Elizabeth Carroll, JPMorgan Chase
Marjorie Duffy, Jones Day
Elissa Francis, Besa
Gregg Gascon, OhioHealth
Nedra Hadley, Community Volunteer
Janelle Lopez, Big Lots, Inc.
Robert McCarthy, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Charles McGrothers, Leader Promotions, Inc.

Julie Newhall, Ohio Education Association
Tia Ramey, The Saunders PR Group
Tracy Rawlings, The Ohio State University
Ellen Rhoades, EMR Research Solutions, LLC
Laura Rosenthal, NiSource
John A. Rothschild, Jr., Newmark Knight Frank
Andrea Thomas, Crane Group
Lyn Tolan-Barbin, Ohio Development Services Agency
Coby Williams, New Reach Consulting
Steph Zimmerman, Pelotonia

Become a Friend

Friends are advocates who love their 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 author talks. Friends are library champions who actively support Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Have questions?

Contact us today to get answers to your questions.

EMAIL

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

96 S. Grant Ave. | Columbus, Ohio 43215