January 8, 2015

Library shows its Buckeye Pride

Statue in front plaza adorned in team gear

COLUMBUS—As the Ohio State Buckeyes prepare to play for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is showing its team pride on the front plaza of Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.). The statue of Peter Pan – atop the central fountain – is adorned in OSU gear, and CML invites photographers to capture this image of Buckeye Pride through next week.

A few of CML’s youngest customers learned the most important letters of the alphabet in Storytime today.

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.