Library offers relief from the sweltering heat

With 23 locations serving Franklin County

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) offers relief for central Ohioans as the forecast calls for highs in the upper 90s this week.

All 23 air conditioned library locations are open to all and provide comfortable seating, public computers with Internet access, free WiFi and a collection of great books and magazines.

Customers can also use the opportunity to sign up for Summer Reading Challenge and take part in any of the hundreds of engaging programs and events taking place all summer long.

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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