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.


Andrea Thomas


Crane Group

Meredith Hart

Vice President


Ryan Price


Bath & Body Works

Sarah Milks Bethel



Margo Arnold, My Helpmate LLC
Lois Beckman,
 Soft Surroundings
David Boylan, White Castle
Jesse Cantrell, Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Elizabeth Carroll, JPMorgan Chase
Thomas Davis, The Ohio State University 
Elissa Francis, The Wellington School
Meredith Harper Bonham, BeecherHill
Tracy Hedrick, The Ohio State University
Kyra Jones, Nationwide
Steph Kusta, Orveon Global
Janelle Lopez, Big Lots, Inc.

Penny Martin, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Lauren McBride, The Ohio State University
Carly Miller, Cristo Rey Columbus High School
Jaela Neal, TransUnion
Tia Ramey, The Saunders PR Group
Angela Ramos Fields, Spectrum Enterprise
Laura Rosenthal, NiSource
John Rothschild, Newmark Knight Frank
Lyn Tolan-Barbin, Supreme Court of Ohio
Elizabeth Trebbien, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP
Gwen Zaczepinski, Gwendolyn Z Photography

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

96 S. Grant Ave. | Columbus, Ohio 43215