January 12, 2015

COLUMBUS—On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will officially kick off the renovation of Main Library with a ceremonial “wall-breaking.”

  • Main Library “wall-breaking” ceremony
  • 96 S. Grant Ave.
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
  • 5:30 p.m. – “Wall-breaking” ceremony
  • ...
January 8, 2015

COLUMBUS—As the Ohio State Buckeyes prepare to play for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is showing its team pride on the front plaza of Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.). The statue of Peter Pan – atop the central fountain – is adorned in OSU gear, and CML invites photographers to capture this image of Buckeye...

January 8, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with Dublin-based software firm AWH to provide unique opportunities for library customers to learn basic computer programming andcoding skills.

“Columbus Metropolitan Library has a long history of providing resources to assist customers with their employment needs,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “With this...

December 16, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is preparing to begin renovation of its Main Library in February 2015. Before construction begins, the Library Store, which is operated by the Friends of the Library, will close. Its last day of operation will be Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, until it reopens in the renovated library.


December 4, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has opened a dedicated space at its Linden 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, a miniature school bus, toys...

November 4, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has once again been named a 5-star library by Library Journal. CML has been given the maximum 5-star rating for each of the seven years the rating has been published, and is the...

October 21, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has made three new hires:

  • Rick Catrone has been hired to serve as manager of the Northern Lights Branch (4093 Cleveland Ave.).
  • Tony Howard, the previous manager of the Northern Lights Branch, has been hired to serve as public services director, overseeing staff transition...
October 8, 2014

COLUMBUS—The Huntington Holiday Train is rolling into Main Library on Monday, Nov. 24 and will be wowing library customers through the end of the year.

View this time lapse video of the train’s installation last fall.

The impressive 600-square-foot display (see photo below...

September 24, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of NBBJ as the architect for the design of the new Northside Branch. The building currently housing the Northside Branch will be demolished, and a new building will be constructed in its place. Work is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016. CML intends to ...