March 25, 2014

Last chance to donate to Library's book drive

Effort supports Columbus City Schools’ Books on the Bus program

COLUMBUS—The last chance to donate to Columbus Metropolitan Library’s book drive in support of Columbus City Schools is quickly approaching. From now until Monday, March 31, the library is accepting new and gently used children’s books for grades K-5 at all 21 locations.

Donated books will benefit the school district’s Books on the Bus program, which aims to put a box of books on all of their school buses.

Donation bins can be found at Main Library and all 20 branches. Customers can ask a staff member for more information.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.