September 3, 2019

Main Library resumes normal hours after temporary disruption

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will resume normal 9 a.m.-9 p.m. hours Monday through Thursday at its Main Library beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 3, following more than a month with temporarily reduced hours.

Since Tuesday, July 23, Main Library has closed early at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday due to overnight utility line work taking place along Library Park North, the alley that provides access into and out of the building’s parking garage. The work is being done as part of The Pizzuti Companies’ redevelopment of the Grant Oak Apartments next door to Main Library.

The change did not impact Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours.

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 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.