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...

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.