January 25, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved a purchase agreement with The Pizzuti Companies for the sale and redevelopment of the Grant Oak Apartments.

Joel S. Pizzuti, president of The Pizzuti Companies, said the development plan for the 1.25-acre site, located at South Grant Avenue and Oak Street just north of CML’s Main...

January 11, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with programs at its Martin Luther King and...

January 9, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) reminds customers that they can check out materials without incurring overdue fines. In late 2016, CML’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to eliminate overdue fines beginning Jan. 1, 2017 as a way to remove barriers between customers and the materials they need.


December 18, 2017

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees refinanced $9.9 million of the library’s outstanding tax-exempt Public Library Fund notes. The refinancing, technically termed “refunding”, takes advantage of historically low interest rates and saves the library nearly $900,000 over the next 10 years.

CML’s high bond rating, made possible by its strong...

December 12, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is announcing the lineup of its 2018 Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library.

  • Sunday, Jan. 28 | Jane Smiley, author of A Thousand Acres
  • Friday, March 9 | David...
December 7, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) yesterday kicked off construction of its new Dublin Branch with a ceremonial “wallbreaking”.

Wallbreakers included:

  • The Honorable Christina Alutto, Member, Dublin City Council
  • Margie Amorose, Executive Director, Dublin Chamber of Commerce...
December 5, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will kick off construction of its new Dublin Branch tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m., with a short, highly visual “wallbreaking” ceremony that will include library leaders and city and community officials. The brief event is free and open to all....

November 16, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is hosting a holiday open house on Nov. 29 at its Main Library. From 6-8 p.m., families can enjoy activities, music and refreshments, plus a visit from a very special guest. The event is free. But perhaps the biggest draws of the evening will be a tree-lighting in Topiary Park complete with live reindeer and the return of the...

November 14, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with digital lender Kanopy to bring customers free streaming movies with their library card. Customers can visit CML’s homepage, columbuslibrary.org, and scroll down to the yellow “Cinema / Documentaries” box to get started.

Once customers are signed up, they can:

  • Instantly stream up to 10 movies a...