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

Your membership enables Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to support annual educational and community outreach programs, like Summer Reading Challenge, Homework Help Centers and author visits. Membership dues also help build financial resources for future library levy campaigns, which…

Book Sales

You can buy books and support the library with these great options to shop through Friends of the Library. We hope these opportunities provide you with greater convenience in accessing quality materials that are ready for a permanent home. Shop the Library…

News

Friends of the Library Board Recruitment

Do you know someone who could be described as an energetic, dynamic individual looking for an opportunity to serve our community in a meaningful, positive way? The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is searching for people meeting that description…

My [Creative] Space

My [Creative] Space seeks to help viewers better understand the importance of spaces like art studios that are essential for inspiring artists’ imagination and creative process.   Enabling people to more deeply engage with talented creatives who call our city home…

Spring Big Book Sale

You’re invited to the Big Book Sale! The Big Book Sale takes place at Main Library in the Larry Black Auditorium and meeting room 1A on the first floor. Interested in volunteering? Learn more! PRE-SALE   Thursday, April 4 4:30 – 8:30 PM…

Strengthening the link between libraries and legislators

CML leaders join library representatives from across Ohio in advocating on behalf of public libraries Ohioans are fortunate to have outstanding public libraries—whether in our largest cities or rural areas—that are the heart of our communities. State funding through the…

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Carnegie Gallery: One local artist’s “labor of love”

Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery is the realization of one Central Ohio artist’s vision and the support of the library administration and the Friends of the Library. Its history is closely intertwined with Stephanie Rond’s background as an artist and passion…

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How is your library funded?

There’s no question that Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is a beloved and effective community resource. Central Ohio residents participate in its programs and check out materials in record numbers, national organizations bestow awards and accolades and striking new library branches…

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