January 9, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will celebrate the Harlem Renaissance and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with programs at its Martin Luther King Branch next week. Then, in...

December 11, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is announcing the lineup of its 2019 Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library.

  • Sunday, Jan. 27 | Wil Haygood, author of Tigerland
  • Monday, Feb.11 | James and Deborah Fallows...
December 6, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of Turner Construction Company to represent CML as construction manager at risk (CMAR) for Phase II of its aspirational building program. Phase II will renovate or rebuild CML’s Karl Road, Hilltop, Reynoldsburg and Gahanna branches within the next few years.

The CML...

December 4, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library is introducing 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. 3 through Feb. 28, K-12 students can pick up a game board...

November 14, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is hosting a free holiday open house on Wednesday, Nov. 28 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...

November 7, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has joined with the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) and other businesses and civic and community partners as a member of the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance.

As a member, CML will amplify the messages shared through a media campaign to engage parents and caregivers about the dangers opioids...

October 25, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of Moody•Nolan as the architect for the design of the new Karl Road Branch. Construction is expected to begin within the next two years.

Moody•Nolan previously served as architect in the design of CML’s new Parsons, Shepard and Martin Luther King branches.


October 24, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) now offers its cardholding customers free access to Columbus Dispatch Digital, a keyword-searchable archive of the entire 147-year history of the Columbus Dispatch. It enables customers to narrow their searches based on keywords, headlines, bylines, dates, sections and even photo captions, among other filters.