March 10, 2015

COLUMBUS—At 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, Main Library will close and services will be suspended during the building’s renovation – expected to be completed in August 2016. Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees yesterday approved the closure of Main Library during renovation. There were a number of reasons for this, including:

  • Ensuring the...
March 3, 2015

COLUMBUS—On Saturday, April 11, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Whitehall Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. The event is free and open to all.

  • New Whitehall Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration
  • 4445 E. Broad St. (one block east of current...
February 23, 2015

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation has received gifts totaling $3 million from the Nationwide Foundation toward the Great Libraries Create campaign, a $20 million public/private fundraising initiative to support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) aspirational building program....

January 21, 2015

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. But the library is also seeking historical contributions from the community.

At 10:30 a.m. on...

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...