Library announces grand opening date for new Reynoldsburg Branch

Customers can sign panel to be used in construction

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Reynoldsburg Branch at 1402 Brice Rd. to the public on Wednesday, April 24 following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

Before the new branch opens, however, CML will close the temporary Reynoldsburg Branch at 1308 Brice Rd. Its last day of operation is Saturday, April 13. At 6 p.m., the temporary location will close permanently, and customers are encouraged to visit nearby locations for library services, including CML’s Barnett and Whitehall branches, until the new Reynoldsburg Branch opens 11 days later.

Before the temporary location closes, CML is offering Reynoldsburg customers the chance to be a part of the library’s – and community’s – history. Customers can sign their names to a commemorative panel that will be installed in the new branch. This panel will be on display at the temporary location beginning Monday, April 1. The temporary location is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and is closed Sunday.

The previous Reynoldsburg Branch at 1402 Brice Rd. was built in 1980. In 1990 it was renovated and expanded to 19,800 square feet. The former branch was demolished in summer 2022, and a new, two-level branch is being constructed on the same site. The new library will roughly double the size of its predecessor to 39,200 square feet. Turner is the construction manager at risk and JBAD and GUND Partnership are the architects.

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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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