May 30, 2017

Library welcomes author Margaret Peterson Haddix in June

Author of juvenile fiction to make four CML stops

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) welcomes Margaret Peterson Haddix in June. The New York Times bestselling author has written more than 35 books for kids and teens, including the Shadow Children and The Missing series. Readers ages 8-17 are invited to enjoy her interactive author talks as part of CML’s Summer Reading Club activities. All four appearances are free and open to all.


Tuesday, June 13

Dublin Branch | 11 a.m.

75 N. High St.


Whetstone Branch | 4 p.m.

3909 N. High St.


Thursday, June 15

Main Library | 11 a.m.

96 S. Grant Ave.


Southeast Branch | 2 p.m.

3980 S. Hamilton Rd.


Signup for Summer Reading Club begins Saturday, June 3 online at or at any CML location. The nine-week program runs through Saturday, Aug. 5.

Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep your whole family reading over the summer. Kids and teens can earn great prizes while keeping those important reading skills sharp for the start of the next school year. Plus, SRC is fun with more than 1,000 enriching programs and tons of books—and eBooks—to read. A Columbus Metropolitan Library card is required in order to sign up for Summer Reading Club. Applying for one is free – whether online or at any CML location.

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, 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.