September 5, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is opening its new Martin Luther King Branch at 1467 E. Long St. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Before the new branch opens, however, CML is offering the community the chance to be a part of the library’s – and community’s – history. Customers can sign their names to a commemorative panel that will be permanently installed...

August 28, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) welcomes Martin Luther King III as its special guest to the Oct. 18 dedication and grand opening of its new Martin Luther King Branch at 1467 E. Long St. King, the oldest son of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will provide a keynote...

August 15, 2018

COLUMBUS—At its Board of Trustees meeting today, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) trustees and administrators honored Executive Women International (EWI) of Columbus.

For 15 years, the networking and leadership development organization has generously provided boys’ and girls’ bicycles and helmets to each of CML’s 23 locations to be raffled off to children as part the...

August 8, 2018

COLUMBUS—As thousands of central Ohio children and teens return to school this month, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Homework Help Centers reopen at all 23 locations. Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, K-12 students will once again have a free place to get help with their homework from friendly staff and volunteers.

Students have access to welcoming spaces to study and...

August 1, 2018

COLUMBUS—Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) employees have raised $5,814.19 for the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation. The money will be used to purchase books that will be given to participants of the library’s Reading Buddies program. These books will be specially earmarked for distribution at...

July 31, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) wraps up its 2018 author series with Terry McMillan on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at Due to high interest, the author talk is nearly sold out. When it does,...

July 10, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has once again partnered with Columbus Recreation & Parks Department to provide students with free lunches and snacks at 13 CML locations.

This marks the 17th year CML has offered Summer Lunch and the fifth year it has...

June 28, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today authorized CML to put out a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a construction manager at risk to oversee four additional building projects:

  • A new Karl Road Branch on its existing site
  • A significant Hilltop Branch renovation and expansion
  • A...
June 25, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its new Northside Branch on Friday. The community has embraced the new branch, which has seen a 35 percent increase in customer visits and 1,400 meetings, with an estimated 25,000 attendees in its three meeting rooms.