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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…

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

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 Thriftbooks means that you can shop online 24 hours a day, receive FREE shipping on orders over $10 and…

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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…

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…

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…

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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