August 8, 2016

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 Monday, 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 3, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is rescheduling the dedication and grand opening of its new Northern Lights Branch from Thursday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Sept. 24. The rescheduling is to ensure that the new branch is fully ready for customer use on opening day.

The festivities on Sept. 24 will begin promptly at noon. Following brief remarks and a ribbon...

August 2, 2016

COLUMBUS—Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) employees have raised $5,945.23 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 26, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is partnering with Columbus City Schools (CCS) and Panera Bread to collect new and gently used kids’ books for the Books for Breakfast program. The goal of the program is to provide K-5 CCS students books to read both at school and at home at the breakfast table. Donated books will be available for students to read if they eat...

July 14, 2016

COLUMBUS—The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is bringing its annual World Library and Information Congress to Columbus, OH, Aug. 13-19. It marks the conference’s first return to the United States since 2001 when it was held in Boston.

The weeklong slate of programming and events gives American...

June 25, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its transformed Main Library.

The following community leaders helped cut the ribbon:

  • Doug Allen, President, Friends of the Topiary Park
  • Joyce Beatty, United States Representative
  • John Behal**, Principal, Behal Sampson Dietz...
June 24, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is unveiling its Main Library to the public after a 16-month renovation. CML is welcoming the community to its transformed library with a series of events that are free and open to all. Free parking is available in Main Library’s garage. Members of the media will have access to a riser on the Carnegie Plaza during the ribbon-cutting...

June 16, 2016

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library is participating in The Big Library Read, a digital book club set on a global scale to introduce and connect as many passionate readers as possible to eBooks. The program allows owners of digital eReader devices – and holders of CML library cards – to instantly download a specific eBook or...

June 14, 2016

COLUMBUS—Last month, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) announced that community leaders Cordelia Westwater Robinson and Grant Morrow had offered to support the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) by matching gifts to its Great Libraries Create campaign. Westwater Robinson and Morrow...