Category: 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? Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is searching for people meeting that description to…

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PBJ & Jazz

PBJ & Jazz Summer Concert Series Join Friends of the Library for the PBJ & Jazz 2020 Summer Concert Series.Check out our events page for more details. PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and…

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Big Book Sale

Shop the Big Book Sale Twice per year, our Big Book Sale is our signature way of providing you with regular opportunities to buy gently used library materials while supporting your local library at the same time. We welcome Friends members with…

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Central Ohio Watercolor Society Annual Spring Show

Central Ohio Watercolor Society Annual Spring Show Friends of the Library invite you to experience the Central Ohio Watercolor Society Annual Spring Show now on exhibit in the Carnegie Gallery at Main Library. Pieces from more than 20 society members…

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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…

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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….

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Friend & Staff Appreciation at the Library Store

Shop the Library Store this holiday season for all of your gift giving needs. Find unique literary-themed gifts, learning toys for kids, used books, jewelry, artwork, home decor and so much more. Visit us today! Friends of the Library members…

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Big Book Sale: October 11-14

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, October 11 4:30…

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Educator Book Sale: July 14-15

Friends of the Library invites all teachers, librarians, childcare centers and homeschoolers to the inaugural Educator Book Sale, July 14-15th in the Larry Black Auditorium at Main Library in downtown Columbus. This book sale will focus on material relevant for…

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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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