July 17, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is holding free Kindergarten Boot Camps at six of its locations beginning next week.

Now in its fifth year, CML’s 2-week-long Kindergarten Boot Camp programs are led by certified kindergarten teachers and designed to equip preschoolers – and their parents and caregivers – with the tools they need to be ready for kindergarten...

July 16, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close its Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.) early at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Tuesday, July 23. Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours will stay the same.

The Pizzuti Companies is redeveloping the Grant Oak Apartments next to Main Library. As part of the work:

  • Utility lines will...
July 9, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is now offering instant access to more than 30,000 titles of digital audiobooks through its website, columbuslibrary.org.

Digital eBooks and eAudiobooks, much like their physical counterparts, typically require customers to reserve them and wait before getting access. This new...

June 28, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) closed on the sale of the Grant Oak Apartments property to The Pizzuti Companies today.

CML’s Board of Trustees approved a purchase agreement with The Pizzuti Companies for the sale and redevelopment of the property in January 2018.

CML purchased the seven-building Grant Oak Apartments in 1992 with the intention of...

June 21, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrates the 1-year anniversary of its new Hilliard Branch today. The community has embraced the new branch, which has seen a more than 50 percent increase in customer visits, a nearly 30 percent increase in the checkout of children’s books and more than 10,000 new...

June 17, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has once again partnered with Columbus Recreation & Parks Department to provide students with free lunches and snacks at 15 CML locations.

This marks the 18th year CML has offered Summer Lunch and the sixth year it has...

June 6, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its new Dublin Branch.

The new Dublin Branch has:

  • 41,000 square feet of space on three levels
  • A robust collection to meet the community’s needs
  • Interactive Children’s area with more space for programs and areas for children to read, study and use computers
  • Ready...
May 14, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has launched a webpage dedicated to its Customer Experience (CX) philosophy. The page, which contains resources and videos, can be found at columbuslibrary.org/customerexperience.

CML has...

May 13, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered once again with the Gateway Film Center (GFC) to bring free movies to CML cardholders this summer.

Now in its ninth year, From Book to Film offers CML cardholders free admission to a series of films that were inspired by and adapted from books.

The 2019 From Book to Film series lineup...

May 9, 2019

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) has received a gift of $250,000 from Honda Marysville, a member of the Performance Columbus family of car dealerships. The gift, which will support the new branch’s dedicated teen area, puts the CMLF’s fundraising total over $2.3 million toward its $2.8 million goal for the new Dublin Branch.