June 3, 2020

Libraries postpone Margaret Atwood author event initially scheduled for Sept. 13

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), along with eight other central Ohio library systems, announced in February a partnership to bring Margaret Atwood to Columbus for an author event on Sept. 13.

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, this event is postponed.

While no new date is yet confirmed, the partner libraries are working to reschedule the event in fall 2021.

Tickets were scheduled to go on sale June 15.

Library partners include: Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, London Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries. Last year, this partnership presented author and TV host Rick Steves at the Southern Theatre.

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 Challenge 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 and career 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. CML was also named 2010 Library of the Year by Library Journal.