Columbus Metropolitan Library issues statement from CEO Patrick Losinski


COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) issues the statement below from CEO Patrick Losinski following the passage tonight of Issue 16, a 1.5 mill continuing levy:

On behalf of our passionate and dedicated staff, I am grateful to the voters for recognizing the value of Columbus Metropolitan Library and investing in the critical work that we do. This support is not taken lightly.

We’ve served the central Ohio community for 150 years – through two pandemics and two world wars. Through it all, Columbus Metropolitan Library remains a constant presence, providing equal access to all while continually innovating.

I am truly grateful for the volunteer support we’ve received during this levy campaign, as well as for our Library Board of Trustees, Foundation Board, Friends of the Library, elected officials, donors and community leaders who have contributed to the vitality of our library system.

Ever since our Main Library opened with the words “Open to All” carved in stone above the front entrance, Columbus Metropolitan Library has upheld the philosophy of service and accessibility. We believe today’s vote is a reflection of the value our customers receive from all locations and service points. We pledge to uphold the same standard moving forward.

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.


Media Resources

Related Articles

Media Contact

Ben Zenitsky
(614) 849-1045

Have a Question?