About the Friends


Friends of the Library is a group – made up of every day customers and advocates just like you – that is 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 – 2016 Term

President:  Tom Young – Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Vice President:  Lauren Bonfield – LBB Law
Treasurer:  Bob Carroll – American Electric Power
Secretary:  Katie Peet – State Auto Insurance

Will Alston – Warhol & WALL ST.
Laura Anthony – Bricker & Eckler LLP
Donald Burkhimer – Alliance Data
Michelle Dranschak – GradLeaders
Marjorie Duffy – Jones Day
Gregg Gascon – The Ohio State University Health Plan
Jennifer Hadden – Community Volunteer
Shanda Harris – Ohio University PTAC
Erika Hill – EHill Co.
Tamara James – AARP
Patrick King – Stifel Nicolaus & Co, Inc.
Charles McGrothers – Parking Solutions, Inc.
Julie Newhall – Ohio Education Association
Ellen Rhoades – Waverly Partners, LLC
Amanda Sage – Gong Gong Communications
Dhanu Sant – WholeKids Pediatrics
William Shepherd – The Wendy’s Co.
June Stewart – Amplify Partners, LLC
Karen West – Community Volunteer
Coby Williams – RAMA Consulting


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