October 17, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrates the 1-year anniversary of its new Martin Luther King Branch tomorrow. The community has embraced the new branch, which has seen a 55 percent increase in customer visits, a 40 percent increase in the checkout of children’s books and more than 1,...

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October 16, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is once again partnering with Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide afterschool snacks to children ages 1-18 at several CML locations. This marks the fifth year of the partnership. In 2015, CML and Children’s Hunger Alliance piloted the program at CML’s Hilltop and Karl Road branches. The service has since expanded and now includes...

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October 15, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is selling up to $40 million in Public Library Fund (PLF) Notes tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 16. This financing will help support Phase II of CML’s aspirational building program, which will build new Karl Road, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg branches and significantly renovate...

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October 10, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close its Franklinton and Livingston branches at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 for approximately one month while both buildings undergo renovations.

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October 1, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) offers relief for thousands of customers as unseasonably warm weather has prompted Columbus City Schools to cancel classes today.

All 23 air conditioned library locations are open to all and provide comfortable seating, public computers with Internet access, free WiFi...

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September 30, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) in an effort to prevent newly proposed publisher restrictions on eBook purchasing from going into effect.

Beginning Nov. 1, Macmillan (one of the “Big 5” publishers) will allow libraries to purchase only one copy of each new eBook title for the first...

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September 18, 2019

COLUMBUS—Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) employees have raised $6,653.84 for the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation. The money will be used to purchase books that will be given to participants of the library’s Reading Buddies program. These books will be specially earmarked for distribution...

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September 9, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is joining with the American Library Association and public libraries across the country this month to encourage parents, caregivers and young minds to sign up for a library card.

A Columbus Metropolitan Library card is free and enables cardholders to:

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