Be a Fan

Love the library? Show it by becoming a Fan! Fans of Columbus Metropolitan Library are passionate supporters of the library they love – attending events, cheering us on, supporting our accomplishments, and sharing the good news of our work with…

Be a Member

Your membership enables Friends of the Library to support annual educational and community outreach programs, like Summer Reading Club, Homework Help Centers and author visits. Membership dues also help build financial resources for future library levy campaigns, which provide public…

Book Sales

You can buy books and support the library with these great options to shop through Friends of the Library: Shop online anytime Our partnership with Thrift Books means that you can shop online 24 hours a day, receive FREE shipping on orders over $10…

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…

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.

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…

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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