Category: News


Big Book Sale: April 12-15

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 12 4:30…

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We’re Hiring a Part-Time Sales Associate

Friends of the Library Store is seeking a part-time Sales Associate to deliver excellent customer service and engage in store operations to enable its success.

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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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New Northside branch café offers cuisine with a cause

Annie Maude’s Café—in honor of Annie Maude Battelle, the first woman to serve on the Columbus Public Library Trustee Board—offers a meaningful extension of operator Freedom a la Cart’s mission-driven business that brings hope to survivors of human trafficking so…

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Friends Seeking Board Applications

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 serve…

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How is your library funded?

There’s no question that Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is a beloved and effective community resource. Central Ohio residents participate in its programs and check out materials in record numbers, national organizations bestow awards and accolades and striking new library branches…

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Big Book Sale: October 12-15

The Big Book Sale takes place in the Larry Black Auditorium at Main Library. Interested in volunteering? Learn more! PRE-SALE   Thursday, October 12 4:30 – 8:30 PM Friends of the Library members only GENERAL SALE Friday & Saturday, October…

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Lessons and tools offered by CML’s Local History & Genealogy lead to life changing discoveries

On any given day, hundreds of customers make their way to Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Local History & Genealogy division on the third floor of Main Library. According to Angela O’Neal, manager of Local History and Genealogy (LHG), nearly 90,000…

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FOL Newsletter Winter 2017

  Get the latest on the true impact of Columbus Metropolitan Library programs. In this issue: Read our 2016 Year in Review Learn about the Library Store in the newly renovated Main Library Sign up to volunteer at our next Big Book…

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FOL Year in Review 2016

It has been a year like no other at Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Friends of the Library (FOL) have been a part of every achievement and celebration.

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