August 16, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with other Franklin County libraries (Bexley Public Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries) to present An Evening with Rick Steves at 7 p.m....

August 14, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has been awarded a $25,200 grant from LYRASIS, a nonprofit membership organization based in Atlanta. The funding is provided for CML to enhance its digital preservation abilities with the development and implementation of a new tool called My Upload.

When completed, My Upload will automate the process of contributing digital...

August 12, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with educators at Marburn Academy to enhance its Reading Buddies program.

Since it was unveiled in 2014, Reading Buddies has offered K-3 students 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice with an adult buddy at...

August 7, 2019

COLUMBUS—As thousands of central Ohio children and teens return to school this month, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Homework Help Centers reopen at all 23 locations. Starting Wednesday, Aug. 14, K-12 students will once again have a free place to get help with their homework from friendly staff and volunteers.

Students have access to welcoming spaces to study and...

July 18, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is extending its Main Library hours on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 due to expected near-triple-digit temperatures. Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.), which usually closes at 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, will...

July 17, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is holding free Kindergarten Boot Camps at six of its locations beginning next week.

Now in its fifth year, CML’s 2-week-long Kindergarten Boot Camp programs are led by certified kindergarten teachers and designed to equip preschoolers – and their parents and caregivers – with the tools they need to be ready for kindergarten...

July 16, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close its Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.) early at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Tuesday, July 23. Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours will stay the same.

The Pizzuti Companies is redeveloping the Grant Oak Apartments next to Main Library. As part of the work:

  • Utility lines will...
July 9, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is now offering instant access to more than 30,000 titles of digital audiobooks through its website,

Digital eBooks and eAudiobooks, much like their physical counterparts, typically require customers to reserve them and wait before getting access. This new...

June 28, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) closed on the sale of the Grant Oak Apartments property to The Pizzuti Companies today.

CML’s Board of Trustees approved a purchase agreement with The Pizzuti Companies for the sale and redevelopment of the property in January 2018.

CML purchased the seven-building Grant Oak Apartments in 1992 with the intention of...