January 11, 2021

Library’s New Albany Branch to undergo renovation

Reduced hours and services expected for approximately two months

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will begin renovation on its New Albany Branch on Monday, Jan. 18.

The branch’s Drive-Up Pickup services will be available Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m., but Walk-Up services will be unavailable.

CML hopes the New Albany Branch will return to the same hours and service levels as its other locations in March.

As part of the renovation, the branch will receive new ceilings, lighting, flooring, windows, HVAC and furniture, as well as a new customer service desk, a larger Teen area and a larger Homework Help Center.

The New Albany Branch opened in 2003.

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.

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