Category: Newsletter


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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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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Carnegie Gallery: One local artist’s “labor of love”

Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery is the realization of one Central Ohio artist’s vision and the support of the library administration and the Friends of the Library. Its history is closely intertwined with Stephanie Rond’s background as an artist and passion…

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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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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 Newsletter Fall 2016

Get the latest on the true impact of Columbus Metropolitan Library programs. In this issue:  Learn how the Library supports early childhood literacy for Columbus children Find out what happened when 3,100 library professionals from 140 countries came to CML…

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Library Supporting Early Childhood Literacy for Columbus Children

How CML’s key initiatives focus on promoting strong development of reading skills for children in Columbus.

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Saturdays in the park with jazz

PBJ & Jazz concerts offer Columbus children and families an interactive introduction to live music On summer weekends in the city, the sounds of merriment and music fill the Topiary Park as families and friends gather for PBJ & Jazz concerts….

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Impact of the renovated Main Library

Visionary spaces create big changes throughout Main Library. Click here to find out more.

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