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:

September 3, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will resume normal 9 a.m.-9 p.m. hours Monday through Thursday at its Main Library beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 3, following more than a month with temporarily reduced hours.

Since Tuesday, July 23, Main Library has closed early at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday due to overnight utility line work taking...

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...