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Voters statewide overwhelmingly said “yes” to the value of libraries

While the Friends are quick to point out that libraries are vital resources within our communities, it is clear that library patrons and supporters around the state recognize this as well. Check out this Columbus Dispatch editorial. It reminds us that, indeed, citizens…

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Got coffee?

Java’s Cafe is open for business at Main Library today!

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2009 CML Annual Report now available

Check out all the great things our library did in 2009. The Annual Report is now on-line. You will be proud and excited, and, given the budget cuts we sustained last year, amazed and grateful. You can check it out…

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RE-ENROLL FOR KROGER’S COMMUNITY REWARDS

Beginning April 1, participants in the Kroger Community Rewards program must re-enroll the library’s foundation (83566) at Kroger’s secure website, http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com as their community rewards recipient in order to continue earning rewards for the coming year. Between the time the…

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Adopt a book

Yes, you can adopt a book! Click here to find out how: http://foundation.columbuslibrary.org/

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We’re a 5-star library

We’re a 5-Star Library. Thank You! Recently, Library Journal announced the results of their second annual Index of Public Library Service—a categorical quality rating of libraries across the country. For the second year in a row, we have received the…

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Check out Central Ohio’s teachers

The latest Carnegie Gallery features works from Exhibit ®, an organization of teachers in the Columbus City Schools district. Friends of the Library is proud to showcase these artists who table their own endeavours to mentor students and enrich their…

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Library makes connections

Last week was a good time for making connections with our kids at Parsons during different SRC programs.  “Farmer Jane” had our kids help make soup during Monday’s program, while on Tuesday Stephen Knight showed a captive audience the magic…

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Buckeye Middle School learns about Summer Reading Club

With the school year winding down, this can only mean one thing: SUMMER READING CLUB!  Tuesday, the Parsons Branch HHC Coordinator Megan Engelhardt and South High’s Teen LA Shawn Ellis paid a visit to the fifth graders of Buckeye Middle…

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Parsons branch holds art show reception

A Children’s Art Show Reception was held at the Parsons branch on April 6.  The show of support from parents and teachers for the young artists of the Parsons community was just wonderful. Due to the generosity of FOL we were able…

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