June 28, 2017

COLUMBUS—As part of its 10-project aspirational building program, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML’s) new Parsons Branch opened June 4, 2016 and the transformed Main Library opened June 25, 2016. Now, more than a year later, CML would like to...

June 22, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its new Northside Branch.

The new Northside Branch has:

  • Approximately 25,000 square feet of space (more than three times the size of the former branch)
  • An interactive children’s area with more space for programs and areas for children to read, study and use computers
  • A Teen...
June 19, 2017

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) has booked Suzan-Lori Parks as the featured speaker for its 25th annual Celebration of Learning on Friday, Nov. 3.

Celebration of Learning, CMLF’s annual fundraiser which this year celebrates its silver anniversary, will be held in the atrium and Reading Room of Main Library. It features...

May 30, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) welcomes Margaret Peterson Haddix in June. The New York Times bestselling author has written more than 35 books for kids and teens, including the Shadow Children and The Missing series. Readers ages 8-17 are invited to enjoy her interactive author talks as part of CML’s Summer Reading Club activities. All...

May 22, 2017

COLUMBUS—On Thursday, June 22, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Northside Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. The event is free and open to all.

  • New Northside Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration
  • 1423 N. High St.
  • Columbus Metropolitan...
May 15, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is continuing its new author series with Dan Chaon on Sunday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at columbuslibrary.org/special-events. Registration is now open. Seating begins at 1 p.m.

Chaon (pronounced “Shawn”) is the author of three short story collections and two novels. His most recent...

May 8, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) kicks off its annual Summer Reading Club on Saturday, June 3 with a brand new online program. Beginning June 3, participants can sign up and track their reading progress from home, as well as earn badges and prizes, play fun games and learn valuable tips to help early readers. Visit...

April 24, 2017

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) has been awarded an additional $110,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to help support important library programs and services. The CMLF was the recipient of a similar $110,000 PNC grant in 2016, bringing the total to $220,000 over two years.

The funding will support Ready for Kindergarten areas at Columbus...

March 15, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is kicking off its new author series with Garth Stein on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at columbuslibrary...

March 13, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is kicking off its new family series with author and musician Jim Gill on Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Customers and their children are invited to dance, sing and read at this free high-energy concert suitable for families with kids aged 8 and younger. Seating begins at 10:45 a.m. First come, first...