September 9, 2020

Library partners with Franklin County Board of Elections to promote voter registration

Plus, five branches to serve as polling locations

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with the Franklin County Board of Elections (FCBE) to promote voter registration and participation in the upcoming General Election on Nov. 3.

In addition to sharing the FCBE messaging in CML marketing channels, CML offers voter registration information and resources online and at all 23 of its locations. Additionally, CML staff are available to provide voter registration assistance using CML public computers. The voter registration deadline for the upcoming General Election is Oct. 5.

Five CML locations will close for library services on Election Day to serve as official polling places:

  • Karl Road Branch | 5590 Karl Rd.
  • Linden Branch | 2223 Cleveland Ave.
  • Parsons Branch | 1113 Parsons Ave.
  • Reynoldsburg Branch | 1402 Brice Rd.
  • Shepard Branch | 850 N. Nelson Rd.

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.