Columbus Metropolitan Library, celebrating 150 years in 2023, has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like School Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.
In celebration of its 150th birthday in 2023, the library is offering special programs, promotions and events all year long, including the Columbus Book Festival and the Sesquicentennial Author Series. Plus, the Sesquicentennial Passport enables customers of all ages to earn stamps and prizes by completing activities around the library and the community. Visit columbuslibrary.org/150-anniversary to learn more.