May 21, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered once again with the Gateway Film Center (GFC) to bring free movies to CML cardholders this summer.

Now in its eighth year, From Book to Film offers CML cardholders free admission to a series of films that were inspired by and adapted from books.

The 2018 From Book to Film series lineup includes...

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May 7, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) kicks off its annual Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday, June 2. Beginning that day, participants can sign up and track their reading progress from home, as well as earn badges and prizes, play fun games and learn valuable tips to help early readers. The nine-week program runs through Saturday, Aug. 4. All participants will need a...

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April 23, 2018

COLUMBUS—On Thursday, June 21, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Hilliard Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. The event is free and open to all.

  • New Hilliard Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration
  • 4500 Hickory Chase Way
  • Columbus Metropolitan...
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April 10, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is continuing its author series with Sandra Cisneros on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at columbuslibrary.org/special-events. Registration is now open. Seating begins at 1 p.m.

Sandra Cisneros...

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April 5, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is building its new Hilliard Branch at 4500 Hickory Chase Way. One of the panels to be used in the construction will be on display at the current Hilliard Branch (4772 Cemetery Rd.) to offer CML customers the chance to sign their names on it and become a part of the city’s – and library’s – history. The signed panel will then be...

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March 21, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) archivists today scanned and digitized the 1 millionth item into CML’s My History digital collection.

The item is a historical photograph that CML’s Local History & Genealogy division recently acquired. Taken from the Statehouse cupola, it is estimated to be...

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March 5, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is among the first large public libraries to successfully migrate its digital infrastructure from a physical data center to the cloud. The move will save Franklin County taxpayers an estimated $544,000 over the next five years.

The cloud is a term that refers to Internet-based data storage. Now, all of CML’s digital...

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