Library partners with the Ohio History Connection to offer free admission for cardholders every Friday in September

Plus, free admission to Ohio Village on Sept. 1

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with the Ohio History Connection (OHC) to offer free admission to the Ohio History Center for CML cardholders every Friday in September.

CML cardholders who show their library cards at Ohio History Center get free admission. One admission per card. Visitors can enjoy interactive exhibits exploring everything from life in the 1950s to extinct and endangered Ohio species to OHC’s collection of restored Civil War battle flags. Visitors who present their CML library cards on Friday, Sept. 1 can also enjoy free access to the adjacent Ohio Village.

CML is celebrating its 150th birthday with help from community partners offering free or discounted admission or programs. Click here for more information about CML’s sesquicentennial celebrations taking place throughout 2023.

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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