November 27, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is reopening its Franklinton and Livingston branches on Tuesday, Dec. 3 with their normal hours. This comes after both locations have been closed for approximately month-long renovations. Additionally, the Livingston Branch will be renamed the Barnett Branch upon its reopening.

CML issued a...

November 20, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library is bringing back for a second year its Winter Reading Challenge, in which students can earn prizes just by reading during winter break.

A twist on CML’s Summer Reading Challenge, Winter Reading Challenge aims to keep reading skills strong when students are out of school over the holidays. From Dec. 2 through Jan. 31...

November 11, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is hosting a free holiday open house on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at its Main Library. From 6-8 p.m., families can enjoy activities, sing-along carols and refreshments, plus a visit from live reindeer and a very special guest. But perhaps the biggest draws of the evening will be the tree-lighting of Topiary Park and the return of the...

October 31, 2019

COLUMBUS—Effective tomorrow, Nov. 1, 2019, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), in conjunction with Digital Downloads Collaboration partners, is joining other large library systems, including Nashville Public Library and King County Library, in the decision to no longer purchase newly released eBooks from Macmillan Publishers. Macmillan is one of five major publishers in the...

October 17, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrates the 1-year anniversary of its new Martin Luther King Branch tomorrow. The community has embraced the new branch, which has seen a 55 percent increase in customer visits, a 40 percent increase in the checkout of children’s books and more than 1,...

October 16, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is once again partnering with Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide afterschool snacks to children ages 1-18 at several CML locations. This marks the fifth year of the partnership. In 2015, CML and Children’s Hunger Alliance piloted the program at CML’s Hilltop and Karl Road branches. The service has since expanded and now includes...

October 15, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is selling up to $40 million in Public Library Fund (PLF) Notes tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 16. This financing will help support Phase II of CML’s aspirational building program, which will build new Karl Road, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg branches and significantly renovate...

October 10, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close its Franklinton and Livingston branches at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 for approximately one month while both buildings undergo renovations.


October 1, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) offers relief for thousands of customers as unseasonably warm weather has prompted Columbus City Schools to cancel classes today.

All 23 air conditioned library locations are open to all and provide comfortable seating, public computers with Internet access, free WiFi...