About Friends of the Library

Who We Are
Friends of the Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization made up of everyday customers and advocates that are passionate about our library.

Our Mission
Building awareness and resources to champion the vision of Columbus Metropolitan Library.

What We Support
Friends of the Library provides reach and resources beyond what the library can accomplish on its own. We manage revenue-generating and value added amenities that support the library’s purpose and champion grassroots advocacy. The Friends are proud to support signature programs such as the Summer Reading Challenge, Homework Help, and Teen Read Week to name a few. We are always working towards our primary goal of supporting library levy campaigns which secure critical funding for the library.

Friends of the Library Board

Past President:  Bob Carroll, American Electric Power
President:  Lauren Bonfield, LBB Law
Vice President:  Katie Peet, State Auto Insurance
  Patrick King, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company
Secretary:  Marjorie Duffy, Jones Day

Sarah Milks Bethel, L Brands
Donald Burkhimer, Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Carroll, JPMorgan Chase
Michelle Dranschak, GradLeaders
Elissa Francis, United Way of Central Ohio
Gregg Gascon, OhioHealth
Nedra Hadley, Community Volunteer
Meredith Hart, Huntington National Bank
Tamara James, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Robert McCarthy, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Charles McGrothers, Leader Promotions, Inc.
Antoinette Mongillo, Washington Prime Group
Julie Newhall, Ohio Education Association
Tia Ramey, Ramey Marketing, LLC
Ellen Rhoades, 20/20 Foresight
John A. Rothschild, Jr., Newmark Knight Frank
June Stewart, Amplify Partners, LLC
Andrea Thomas, Crane Group
Lyn Tolan-Barbin, Ohio Development Services Agency
Coby Williams, New Reach Consulting
Steph Zimmerman, Pelotonia

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