February 18, 2014

COLUMBUS—Thousands of central Ohio third graders did not pass mandatory reading proficiency testing last October. If these same students do not pass the proficiency testing this spring, they will be forced, under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, to repeat third grade.

In response, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), in conjunction with Columbus City Schools (CCS...

January 22, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of architects for the design of the renovation of Main Library. The Local Architect of Record will be Schooley Caldwell and the Lead Design Firm will be GUND Partnership.Main Library’s renovation is one of 10 projects to be completed by 2020 in the library’s aspirational ...

January 14, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with the Contemporary American Theatre Co. (CATCO) for its CATCO is Kids production of The Cat in the Hat, which runs Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Today through Jan. 28, CML will bring the Dr. Seuss classic...

January 9, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is celebrating February’s Black History Month with family-friendly programming throughout 21 locations. But the library is also seeking historical contributions from the community.

To kick off the month, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, Main Library will host a scanning event encouraging customers to bring in their treasured...

January 2, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has been awarded a $188,219 share of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funding includes $132,864 from the IMLS and $55,355 from the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN).

The grant, which was awarded by the State Library of Ohio,...