December 21, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) chief strategy is Young Minds: preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Now, for the first time, CML has published three whitepapers intended to help maximize the library industry’s impact in this effort.


December 15, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has opened a dedicated space at its Southeast Branch where preschoolers and their families can familiarize themselves with what it’s like in a kindergarten classroom.

Called a Ready for Kindergarten Area, the space includes an interactive whiteboard equipped with learning apps, a magnetic word wall, educational toys that...

November 4, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is partnering with the Children’s Hunger Alliance (CHA) to provide free snacks to students who often arrive hungry to the library after school each day.

CML began providing the snacks to K-12 students in the Homework Help Centers of its Karl Road and Hilltop branches on Monday, Oct. 19 and will continue the service through...

November 2, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has announced the grand reopening date of Main Library. The library’s flagship location will reopen with a free community celebration on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

October 21, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has broken ground on its new Shepard Branch.

Groundbreakers, from left to right:

  • Brian Sell, Architect/Project Designer, Moody Nolan Architects
  • Kathy Fox, Vice President, Pizzuti Companies
  • The Honorable Zach Klein, Member, Columbus City Council
  • Tim Frommeyer, Secretary, Columbus...
October 6, 2015

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...

September 29, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has announced DeeDee and Herb Glimcher (pictured above) as the 2015 recipients of the Julian Sinclair Smith Award. Each year, the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) presents the award to honor inspiring individuals living or working in and around Franklin County with a passion for lifelong learning. The award will be...

September 16, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is breaking ground on its new Shepard Branch. To mark the occasion, CML will hold a short, highly visual program that will include library leaders and city and community officials, as well as representatives from project architect Moody•Nolan, construction manager at risk Turner Construction Company and owner’s representative...