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...

September 15, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrates the one-year anniversary of its new Marion-Franklin Branch today. Located in the Media Center of the former Beery Middle School at 2740 Lockbourne Rd., the Marion-Franklin Branch became CML’s 22nd...

September 11, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is building its new Parsons Branch at 1113 Parsons Ave. One of the steel plates to be used in the construction will be on display at the current Parsons Branch to offer CML customers the chance to sign their names on it and become a part of the neighborhood’s – and library’s – history.

The signed steel plate will then be...

September 8, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library is partnering with national bestselling author Wil Haygood, Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Schools to announce a community-wide reading initiative to encourage central Ohioans to read the same book at the same time – during the six week program from Sept. 28 to Nov. 12.

The initiative – “Columbus READS: One City, One Book...

August 25, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is partnering with Columbus City Schools (CCS) and Panera Bread to collect new or gently used kids’ books for the Books on the Bus program, with the goal of putting a box of books on each of the district’s schools buses.

Donation bins can be found at each of CML’s 21 branches...

August 20, 2015

COLUMBUS—Officials at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress – currently being held in Cape Town, South Africa – have formally handed off next year’s week-long event to Columbus.

The annual congress, which will take place at the Columbus Convention Center Aug. 13-19, 2016, hasn’t been in the...