COLUMBUS—As thousands of central Ohio children and teens return to school this month, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) School Help Centers reopen at 22 of its 23 locations. Starting Monday, Aug. 21, K-12 students will once again have a free place to get help with their schoolwork from friendly staff and volunteers.
Formerly known as Homework Help Centers, School Help Centers offer students access to welcoming spaces to study and learn, as well as computers, printers, digital research tools and CML’s catalog, including eBooks.
To mark the opening of these dedicated spaces, CML will hold a brief media event at the newly rebuilt Gahanna Branch, which opened in March. Gahanna K-12 students will join library leaders to cut the ribbon on the new branch’s School Help Center.
Media Event and Photo Op
Monday, Aug. 21 | 3:30 p.m.
Gahanna Branch | 310 Granville St.
See below for specific hours at each library location. Service hours reflect differences in school dismissal times among the 10 districts CML serves (Canal Winchester Local, Columbus City, Dublin City, Gahanna-Jefferson Public, Groveport Madison Local, Hamilton Local, Hilliard City, New Albany-Plain Local, Reynoldsburg City and Whitehall City). For more information on CML’s School Help Centers, visit columbuslibrary.org/school-help.
SCHOOL HELP CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday, 3-6 p.m.
Franklinton, Hilltop, New Albany, Northside, Parsons, Whitehall
Monday – Thursday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Friday, 3-6 p.m.
Barnett, Canal Winchester, Driving Park, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard, Linden, Marion-Franklin, Martin Luther King, Northern Lights, Shepard, South High, Whetstone
Monday – Thursday, 4-7 p.m. and Friday, 3-6 p.m.
Karl Road, Reynoldsburg, Southeast
CML’s Main Library is not currently offering in-person School Help.
In addition to providing in-person School Help, CML also has a School Help webpage, offering free access to tools and resources, including HelpNow: connecting students one-on-one with virtual tutors Monday through Friday from 2-11 p.m. Also available is Virtual Reading Buddies, connecting K-3 students with CML staff members for one-on-one reading help. Visit columbuslibrary.org/school-help to learn more.