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 Challenge, 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 – 2019 Term

Past President:  Bob Carroll – American Electric Power
President:  Lauren Bonfield – LBB Law
Vice President:  Katie Peet – State Auto Insurance
  Gregg Gascon – OhioHealth Group
Secretary:  Marjorie Duffy – Jones Day

Donald Burkhimer – Community Volunteer
Michelle Dranschak – GradLeader
Elissa Francis – United Way of Central Ohio
Nedra Hadley – Community Volunteer
Meredith Hart – Huntington
Tamara James – Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Jennifer Kelly – Shiseido Americas
Patrick King – Stifel Nicolaus & Co, Inc.
Rob McCarthy – Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Charles McGrothers – Leader Promotions
Antoinette Mongillo – Washington Prime Group
Julie Newhall – Ohio Education Association
Ellen Rhoades – Waverly Partners, LLC
John A. Rothschild, Jr. – Newmark Knight Frank
June Stewart – Amplify Partners, LLC
Andrea Thomas – Crane Group
Lyn Tolan – Ohio Development Services Agency
Coby Williams – RAMA Consulting


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