November 30, 2020

Library Store unveils new and improved website ahead of the holiday season

Purchases support the Friends of the Library

COLUMBUS—The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (FOL) has unveiled a new and improved website for the Library Store at Online shoppers can now browse for books, cards, journals, toys, games, clothing, accessories and more, plus gifts by Ohio artists.

The Library Store, located on the first floor of Main Library, currently offers Curbside Pickup on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

The Library Store generates funds to support FOL activities, as well as Columbus Metropolitan Library programs like Summer Reading Challenge, Carnegie Gallery, PB&J and Jazz Concert Series, the Big Book Sale and more.

FOL is always seeking new members, who receive a discount on all Library Store purchases. Learn how to become a Friend by visiting

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit 501(C)(4) organization made up of everyday customers and advocates passionate about Columbus Metropolitan Library. We generate revenue through membership dues, book sales, library cafes and customer amenities to support Columbus Metropolitan Library, library programs and future levy campaigns. Our Mission is building awareness and resources to champion Columbus Metropolitan Library.

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.