Be a Fan

Love the library? Show it by becoming a Fan! Fans of Columbus Metropolitan Library are passionate supporters of the library they love – attending events, cheering us on, supporting our accomplishments, and sharing the good news of our work with…


Be a Member

When you become a Friend of the Library, your membership helps to support a variety of educational and community outreach programs, including Summer Reading Club, Homework Help Centers, and Teen Read Week. You’ll also get access to social and educational events,…


Book Sales

For years, we’ve held weekend book sales at our branches and hosted our annual Big Book Sale.  It’s been our signature way of providing you with regular opportunities to buy gently used library materials to build your personal library while supporting…


Behind the Scenes of the Main Library Renovation

Go behind the scenes: Get a sneak peak at the progress of the major renovations happening at the Main Library.

Design Award given for Driving Park branch

The new Driving Park Branch has received an award for excellence in urban design. Read more about the award in this article from the Columbus Dispatch. To learn more about the community impact of the new Columbus Metropolitan Library branch designs,…

Columbus READS – One City One Book

Columbus Metropolitan Library partnering with national bestselling author Wil Haygood, Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Schools has announced a community-wide reading initiative to encourage central Ohioans to read the same book at the same time – during the six…

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Learn about the real impact of the library in our community in the inaugural issue of the Friends of the Library Newsletter. In this issue … New CML Branches Impact Community A Look Inside the Operations Center Volunteer at the…

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