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...
January 26, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has been celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with fun, musical and informative events. Now, CML is looking ahead to Black History Month by offering family-friendly programming throughout 22 locations in February.


January 25, 2016

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

January 7, 2016

COLUMBUS—On Monday, Jan. 11, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will unveil an updated catalog on its website, columbuslibrary.org. These enhancements are intended to improve the customer experience.

The changes will enable customers to:

  • Find relevant content more easily with an updated search tool
  • ...
January 6, 2016

COLUMBUS—At its Oct. 29, 2015 meeting, the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees voted to expand the hours of operation for the Marion-Franklin Branch. The previous hours were 2-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2-6 p.m. Saturday.

Effective for 2016, the new hours are noon-7 p.m....

January 5, 2016

COLUMBUS—On Monday, Jan. 25, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will formally dedicate and open its new Canal Winchester Branch. The highly visual event will include brief remarks from city, community and library officials and a ribbon cutting.

  • New Canal Winchester Branch Dedication...
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...