January 21, 2016

Abby Kiracofe named manager of Main Library children’s division

Abby Kiracofe


COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has named Abby Kiracofe manager of Main Library’s children’s division, which will reopen to the public – along with the entire building – on Saturday, June 25.

Kiracofe has been with CML for 11 years, and has served as supervisor for the Ready to Read program since 2009. Prior to that, she served in various Youth Services roles at CML’s Parsons and Northern Lights branches, and as a technical assistant at CML’s South High Branch.

Kiracofe replaces Martha Lund, who served as manager of the children’s division at Main Library from 2003 to 2015, when the building closed for renovations. Beginning Jan. 4, Lund was named manager of CML’s Marion-Franklin Branch, and will also serve as manager of CML’s new Canal Winchester Branch when it opens on Jan. 25.

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 Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club 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 readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.