August 2, 2016

COLUMBUS—Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) employees have raised $5,945.23 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 at...

July 26, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is partnering with Columbus City Schools (CCS) and Panera Bread to collect new and gently used kids’ books for the Books for Breakfast program. The goal of the program is to provide K-5 CCS students books to read both at school and at home at the breakfast table. Donated books will be available for students to read if they eat...

July 14, 2016

COLUMBUS—The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is bringing its annual World Library and Information Congress to Columbus, OH, Aug. 13-19. It marks the conference’s first return to the United States since 2001 when it was held in Boston.

The weeklong slate of programming and events gives American...

June 25, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its transformed Main Library.

The following community leaders helped cut the ribbon:

  • Doug Allen, President, Friends of the Topiary Park
  • Joyce Beatty, United States Representative
  • John Behal**, Principal, Behal Sampson Dietz...
June 24, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is unveiling its Main Library to the public after a 16-month renovation. CML is welcoming the community to its transformed library with a series of events that are free and open to all. Free parking is available in Main Library’s garage. Members of the media will have access to a riser on the Carnegie Plaza during the ribbon-cutting...

June 16, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library 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 specific eBook or...

June 14, 2016

COLUMBUS—Last month, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) announced that community leaders Cordelia Westwater Robinson and Grant Morrow had offered to support the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) by matching gifts to its Great Libraries Create campaign. Westwater Robinson and Morrow...

June 7, 2016

WHO: Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 6-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Martin Luther King Branch | Columbus Metropolitan Library | 1600 E. Long St.

WHAT: Community meeting for design input of the new Martin Luther King Branch

Columbus Metropolitan Library is interested in what...

June 4, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its new Parsons Branch.

Ribbon cutters, from left to right:

  • Patrick Losinski, Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • The Honorable Michael Stinziano, Member, Columbus City Council
  • Marihelen Hatcher, Public Services Director, Columbus...