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,, 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...
November 9, 2017

COLUMBUS—In preparation for construction of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) new Dublin Branch, the current Dublin Branch, located at 75 N. High St., will close to the public at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Then, on...

November 9, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has broken ground on its new Martin Luther King Branch.

Groundbreakers include:

  • Kathleen Bailey, Chair, Near East Area Commission
  • Trudy Bartley, Associate Vice President for Community Relations, The Ohio State     University
  • Carzel Betton, VolunTeen, Martin Luther King Branch, Columbus...
October 18, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has signed onto an Urban Libraries Council (ULC) statement affirming its commitment to racial and social equity. It is one of 124 urban library systems in the U.S. and Canada to do so. The ULC statement reads as follows:

As leaders of North America’s public libraries, we are committed to achieving racial and social equity...

October 16, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its new Shepard Branch this past Friday. CML analyzed branch statistics from October 2015 to October 2016 and compared it with the same data from October 2016 to October 2017 in the new branch.

Among the highlights:

October 2, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is once again partnering with Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide afterschool snacks to students at several CML locations. This marks the third 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 the...