March 26, 2020

It has been an extraordinary couple of weeks as the world faces historic challenges with the growing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. With Governor DeWine’s recent stay-at-home order, it’s never been more important to stay engaged in reading and learning as we all practice social distancing.

While all Columbus Metropolitan Library locations remain closed, we are committed to providing you...

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March 18, 2020

COLUMBUS—While all Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) locations are closed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, CML is working to provide access to digital materials for its customers.

As part of these efforts, CML is participating in...

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March 16, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has closed all 23 of its library locations through at least April 6 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. But CML customers have many digital options – all free with their CML library cards – including:

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks from the...
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March 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close all 23 of its library locations effective at 6 p.m. today, Friday, March 13, and remain closed through at least April 6.

“This decision was not made lightly,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “The scientific evidence that early social distancing can help stop the spread of the coronavirus is a...

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March 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is committed to serving the needs of the public while taking precautionary steps on behalf of our customers, staff and the community. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, we are monitoring information and following guidelines provided by our city, county and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control...

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March 3, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will mark its 147th birthday tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4. CML is proud to continue to serve Franklin County.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework...

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February 24, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will break ground on its new Karl Road Branch (5590 Karl Rd.) on Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m., kicking off construction with a highly visual ceremony that will include library leaders and city and community officials. The brief...

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February 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is joining with eight other central Ohio library systems to present A Conversation with Margaret Atwood at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus. WOSU’s Ann Fisher will lead the conversation.

This marks the second year...

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February 18, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with the city of Columbus and Franklin County to help share information with its 671,000 cardholders and ensure an accurate count ahead of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Census accuracy is critical in determining how much federal funding central Ohio will receive for key services like Head Start and food assistance....

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February 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is bringing back Family Programs at Main Library for its fourth year, kicking off with a concert from Urban Strings on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m.

2020 Family Programs also include:

 

Cellos in...

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