February 4, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), beginning this week, offers copies of The Big Book: Voices of Our Future for customer checkout through its catalog and for sale ($10) at the Friends of the Library Store located at Main Library. The Big Book is a compilation of writing from 23...

January 23, 2020

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees has sworn in its new officers, effective Jan. 1, 2020:

  • Katie Chatas, community volunteer, as president
  • Kevin Reeves, Vice President, Power Origination, North American Gas & Power, BP Energy Company, as vice president
  • Catherine Strauss...
January 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a program at its Martin Luther King Branch this Saturday. Then, in February, CML...

December 19, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its newly renamed Barnett Branch (formerly the Livingston Branch).

Ribbon cutters participating in yesterday's dedication include:

  • Quay Barnes, Chair, Mideast Area Commission
  • Amanda Brooks, COTA
  • ...
December 4, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has postponed the Dec. 10 Design Presentation meeting for its new Gahanna Branch. The new date will be announced after the New Year holiday. Library leaders and architects from NBBJ need more time for the design process. Additionally, with the approaching holidays, leaders from both organizations agreed to push back the date for the...

December 3, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is announcing the lineup of its 2020 Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library.

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...