October 10, 2019

Library’s Franklinton and Livingston branches to close for renovations

Closures expected for approximately one month

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close its Franklinton and Livingston branches at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 for approximately one month while both buildings undergo renovations.

Customers will still be able to return items using the outdoor Returns at both branches, however beginning Thursday, Oct. 17, customers will need to choose a different location to pick up their items.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 28, the Franklinton Branch Homework Help Center will move temporarily into the cafeteria of nearby Avondale Elementary School (141 Hawkes Ave.). It will be open to K-12 students Monday-Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and Friday from 4-6 p.m.

CML anticipates the renovations will take approximately one month and will announce reopening dates once they are finalized.

Customers are encouraged to visit nearby CML locations for programs and services during the renovations.

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.