RESCHEDULED: Library announces Linden Branch closing date

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Library services moving to temporary location ahead of construction

COLUMBUS—In preparation for construction of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) new Linden Branch, the current branch, located at 2223 Cleveland Ave., will close to the public at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

CML will open a temporary Linden Branch at 1990 Jefferson Ave., next to the Linmoor Education Center, at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 15. Its hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and closed Sunday. The collection size will be reduced with a focus on high-interest titles. When the new Linden Branch opens in 2025, the collection will return to its normal size.

This rescheduling follows an earlier construction delay.

The Linden Branch was built in 2004. The new two-level Linden Branch, to be built on the same site, will more than double the size of the current branch from roughly 12,700 square feet to approximately 27,000 square feet. Turner is the construction manager at risk and Moody Nolan is the architect.

CML will kick off construction with an indoor ceremonial “wallbreaking” at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. This brief, highly visual event will include library leaders and city and community officials. It is free and open to all. Parking is available in the branch parking lot.

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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 School Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge 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 and career readiness and employment resources.

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