Library celebrates birthdays in partnership with OhioHealth

Newborns to receive library 150th birthday gifts

COLUMBUS—In celebration of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) 150th birthday, OhioHealth and the library have partnered to gift 150th birthday-themed items to babies born at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center the week of March 4.

Families that welcome newborns at Grant between March 4-11 will receive the following:

  • A 150th anniversary tote filled with books
  • A future reader onesie

“Celebrating our birthday with the next generation of readers on their birth day makes this milestone more special,” said library CEO Patrick Losinski. “We hope all of central Ohio joins us for even more festivities throughout the year.” 

If members of the media are interested in getting photographs or video of newborns in their special “future reader” onesie, contact Stephanie Stanavich at

Grant Medical Center’s prime location across the street from Main Library makes it a popular destination for hospital staff, patients and families. 

“We are honored and excited to partner with the Columbus Metropolitan Library to gift special items to families welcoming their little ones to the world,” OhioHealth Grant Medical Center President Michael Lawson said. “We want to thank the library for including the families we serve in their celebration of 150 years.”

CML will continue celebrating its 150th birthday throughout the remainder of 2023 with a variety of partnerships and programs, including:

  • Columbus Book Festival: The new festival will be held at Main Library and Topiary Park on July 15-16 and feature national and local authors, vendors and programs. Click here to learn more.
  • Partner Days: Customers’ library cards give them extra savings throughout CML’s 150th birthday year. Click here to see free or discounted opportunities.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.  

 Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers and a network of 14 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by Fortune as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 15 times since 2007. For more information, visit

Columbus Metropolitan Library, celebrating 150 years in 2023, 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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