August 16, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is wrapping up the inaugural year of its new author series with Kimberla Lawson Roby on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at columbuslibrary.org/special-events. Due to high interest, the author talk sold out quickly; a waitlist has been implemented for tickets...

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August 15, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has kicked off construction of its new Hilliard Branch in the 2-story clubhouse of the former Hickory Chase development (see rendering above and map below). At approximately 60,000 square feet, the new branch will be CML’s largest when it opens in 2018 – roughly triple the size of the current Hilliard Branch at 4772 Cemetery Rd....

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August 14, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has unveiled the concept for the signature transition element that will be incorporated into the design of the new Dublin Branch at 75 N. High St.

In May 2017, Dublin City Council appointed a committee charged with selecting a signature transition element for the...

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August 7, 2017

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 23 locations. Starting Monday, Aug. 14, 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 and...

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July 25, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is partnering with Columbus City Schools (CCS) and Panera Bread to collect new and gently used kids’ books for the Books for Breakfast program. The goal of the program is to provide the more than 26,000 boys and girls in CCS K-5 with books to read at the start of their day. Donated books will be available when students ride...

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July 24, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Summer Reading Club ends on Saturday, Aug. 5. But there’s still time for participants to sign up, track their reading progress from home, earn badges and prizes, play fun games and learn valuable tips to help early readers. Visit columbuslibrary.org/summerreadingclub for...

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July 19, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) offers relief for thousands of customers this summer as temperatures swell above 90. All 23 air conditioned library locations are open to all and provide comfortable seating, public computers with Internet access, free WiFi and of course a collection of great books and...

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June 28, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is continuing its new author series with Bill Shkurti on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at columbuslibrary.org/special-events. Registration is now open. Seating begins at 6 p.m.

Shkurti’s...

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June 28, 2017

COLUMBUS—As part of its 10-project aspirational building program, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML’s) new Parsons Branch opened June 4, 2016 and the transformed Main Library opened June 25, 2016. Now, more than a year later, CML would like to...

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