March 15, 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 library professionals an opportunity...

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March 14, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) today introduces its new Columbus Library mobile app, which replaces the current app, and is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

The former Columbus Library app will no longer be in service as of March 30. Once customers download the new app, they are encouraged to delete the former version.

The new...

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March 10, 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...

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March 8, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will introduce its new mobile app on Monday, March 14. The new Columbus Library app, which replaces the current app, will be free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

The current Columbus Library app will no longer be in service as of March 30. Once customers download the new app, they are encouraged to delete the...

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March 7, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has kicked off construction of its new Northside Branch.

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March 2, 2016

COLUMBUS—On March 12, Carrie Ingle will celebrate 60 years of employment with Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). When she started as a catalog clerk in 1956, however, the organization was known as Columbus Public Library. The then-17-year-old Central High School senior worked at Main Library in the Technical Services department, typing catalog cards on a manual typewriter....

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February 1, 2016

COLUMBUS—The White House, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) and the American Library Association (ALA), is calling on libraries across the country to ensure that America’s children have access to the resources they need to succeed in the 21st century.

The...

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January 29, 2016

COLUMBUS—At its meeting yesterday, the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees has re-elected for 2016:

  • Roger Sugarman as board president
  • Michael Lawson as board vice president
  • Tim Frommeyer as board secretary

CML’s...

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January 28, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is kicking off construction of its new Northside Branch (see rendering below). To mark the occasion, CML will hold a short, highly visual “wallbreaking” ceremony that will include library leaders and city and community officials. The brief program will begin promptly at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at 1423 N. High St. Parking is...

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January 27, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ) have teamed up to get kids reading. Through April 30, kids K-12 can use their CML library card to sign up at any Homework Help Center. They will receive a bookmark to track their reading progress and earn great school supply prizes along the way:

  • Kids who read three books earn a...
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