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...

August 10, 2015

COLUMBUS—As thousands of central Ohio children and teens return to school this month, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Homework Help Centers reopen at all 21 branch locations. Starting Monday, Aug. 17, K-12 students will once again have a free place to get help with their homework from friendly staff and volunteers.

Students have access to welcoming spaces to study...

July 28, 2015

COLUMBUS—Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) employees have raised $6,104.23 for the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation. The money will be used to purchase books that will be given to participants of the library’s Reading Buddies program. These books will be specially earmarked for distribution at branches serving the Columbus City Schools district.

July 13, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its new Driving Park Branch yesterday. CML conducted an impact study looking at branch data from July 2013 to June 2014 (in the old branch) compared with the same data from July 2014 to June 2015 (in the new branch). What it...

June 18, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has kicked off the renovation and expansion of its Northern Lights Branch with a “wallbreaking” ceremony.

Wallbreakers, from left to right:

  • Doug Kridler, President & CEO, The Columbus Foundation
  • Jennifer Adair, Chair, North Linden Area Commission
  • Rick Catrone, Northern Lights Branch Manager...
June 4, 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...

June 2, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has broken ground on its new Parsons Branch.

Groundbreakers, from left to right:

  • Mary Jo Green, Vice President, Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation Board
  • Terri Donlin Huesman, Vice President of Programs, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
  • Jim Griffin, President, Columbus South Side Area...
May 28, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of DesignGroup as the architect for the design of the new Hilliard Branch.

At a special board meeting on May 4, Trustees authorized CML’s chief financial officer, Paula Miller, to proceed into lease negotiations with the city of Hilliard that would relocate the...

May 18, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is kicking off the renovation and expansion of its Northern Lights Branch (see rendering below). 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 DesignGroup, construction manager at risk Turner...