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 annual support as a Friends of the Library member helps to ensure Columbus Metropolitan Library remains open to all and continues to be a vital partner and resource in our community. As a member, you help raise awareness and…

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…

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…

Library Store Gift Card Sale

Shop the Library Store gift card sale! Buy a gift card for someone you love and get a gift card for you. Find unique literary-themed gifts, learning toys for kids, used books, jewelry, artwork, home decor and so much more….

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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