December 1, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is bringing together a variety of agencies during a free virtual event to connect central Ohioans with the help they need.

The Virtual Social Services Fair event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to anyone in...

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November 30, 2020

COLUMBUS—The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (FOL) has unveiled a new and improved website for the Library Store at columbuslibrarystore.com. Online shoppers can now browse for books, cards, journals, toys, games, clothing, accessories and more, plus gifts by Ohio artists.

The Library Store,...

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November 30, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library is bringing back for a third year its Winter Reading Challenge, in which students can earn prizes just by reading over break. A twist on CML’s Summer Reading Challenge, Winter Reading Challenge aims to keep reading skills strong when students are out of school over the holidays. From Dec. 1 through Jan. 30...

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November 24, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) now offers virtual Ready for Kindergarten Storytimes five days a week. These engaging and interactive programs are led by CML’s youth services staff members and are designed to help parents learn how to be their child’s first teacher.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Baby Laptime at 10...
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November 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will return to Curbside and Walk-Up services ONLY starting this Saturday, Nov. 21. The move comes in response to the joint health advisory issued this week by the City of Columbus and Franklin County, advising residents to leave home only to go to work or school, or for essential needs.

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 21...

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November 16, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) earlier today topped out its transformed Hilltop Branch with the final steel beam. The livestreamed event is available to view. This construction milestone marks the topping out of the second project in the second phase of CML’s 4-project aspirational...

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November 9, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with eight central Ohio library systems for a citywide reading initiative, Let’s Talk About Race: One Book – One Community.

The program invites central Ohioans to read the same book, STAMPED: Racism,...

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October 26, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is participating in The Big Library Read, a digital book club set on a global scale to introduce and connect as many passionate readers as possible to eBooks. The program allows owners of digital eReader devices – and holders of CML library cards – to instantly download a...

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October 12, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has announced Mary Lazarus as the 2020 recipient of the Julian Sinclair Smith Award. Each year, the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF)...

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October 9, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) earlier today topped out its new Karl Road Branch with the final steel beam.  The lived-streamed event is available to view. This construction milestone marks the topping out of the first project in the second phase of CML’s 4-project aspirational building program.

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