January 14, 2014

Library partners with CATCO during The Cat in the Hat show

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with the Contemporary American Theatre Co. (CATCO) for its CATCO is Kids production of The Cat in the Hat, which runs Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Today through Jan. 28, CML will bring the Dr. Seuss classic to life at all 21 locations with special Storytimes and other free programming themed around that wacky rhyming feline.

Also as part of the collaboration, customers who show their CML library cards at the CATCO box office get 10 percent off the cost of tickets for any CATCO or CATCO is Kids production during the 2013/2014 season.

CATCO is the only resident, professional theatre in Columbus operating under the jurisdiction of Actors Equity Association. CATCO creates theatrical events on the stage and in Central Ohio’s diverse communities and strives to delight, challenge and transport its audiences. Since it was founded in January of 1985, CATCO has produced more than 200 plays, including world premieres, contemporary American and international productions and classics. Visit catco.org 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.