COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) celebrates the one-year anniversary of its new Marion-Franklin Branch today. Located in the Media Center of the former Beery Middle School at 2740 Lockbourne Rd., the Marion-Franklin Branch became CML’s 22nd location when it opened on Sept. 15, 2014.
Here are a few stats that reflect the branch’s first year:
- Total circulation of all materials: 24,089
- User visits: 33,920
- Public computer sessions: 12,765
- Homework Help Center visits: 1,686
Branch hours are Monday through Thursday from 2-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 2-6 p.m. (Note: these hours have since changed.)
CML CEO Patrick Losinski unveils the new Marion-Franklin Branch with help from area students on Sept. 15, 2014.
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.