About the Friends


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

Building awareness and resources to champion the mission of Columbus Metropolitan Library.

We provide reach and resources beyond what the library can do on its own. We work closely with library leadership and staff in every branch to determine where our support can make a difference. That’s why the Friends are proud to fund critical programs such as Summer Reading Club, Homework Help Centers and Teen Read Week that are major touchstones of the library experience. We also support library levy campaigns, which provide public funding for the library.

Support your library by becoming a Friend. Click here and join today!

FOL BOARD – 2017 Term

President:  Bob Carroll – American Electric Power
Vice President:  Lauren Bonfield – LBB Law
Treasurer:  Gregg Gascon – OhioHealth Group
Secretary:  Katie Peet – State Auto Insurance

Laura Anthony – Bricker & Eckler LLP
Donald Burkhimer – Community Volunteer
Michelle Dranschak – GradLeaders
Marjorie Duffy – Jones Day
Jennifer Hadden – Community Volunteer
Shanda Harris – Small Business Association
Susan Healey – Washington Prime Group
Erika Hill – EHill Co.
Tamara James – United Way of Central Ohio
Jennifer Kelly – HMB
Patrick King – Stifel Nicolaus & Co, Inc.
Charles McGrothers – Leader Promotions
Julie Newhall – Ohio Education Association
Ellen Rhoades – Waverly Partners, LLC
Amanda Sage – Community Volunteer
Dhanu Sant – WholeKids Pediatrics
William Shepherd – The Wendy’s Co.
June Stewart – Amplify Partners, LLC
Coby Williams – RAMA Consulting


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