Columbus Metropolitan Library

A sign on the Columbus Metropolitan Library's downtown branch, on May 4, which remains closed.
David Holm / WOSU

Columbus Metropolitan Library will again close their doors to the public because of the spike in COVID-19 cases. 

Summer Staycations

May 26, 2020
A bridge on a hiking trail at a Ohio State Park.
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According to AAA, 43 million Americans traveled during the Memorial Day weekend last year.

This year, travel over the holiday weekend was expected to be so light that AAA skipped its annual Memorial Day travel forecast for the first time in 20 years.

A sign on the Columbus Metropolitan Library's downtown branch, on May 4, which remains closed.
David Holm / WOSU

Columbus Metropolitan Library is expanding its curbside pickup program to four additional branches on Tuesday.

A sign on the Columbus Metropolitan Library's downtown branch, on May 4, which remains closed.
David Holm / WOSU

The Columbus Metropolitan Library system has announced plans to slowly begin reopening this month.

The Franklinton of the Columbus Metropolitian Library
Columbus Metropolitian Library

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is closing all of its locations at 6 p.m. Friday due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The closures are scheduled at least through April 6.

A patron browses books at the Hough Branch of Cleveland Public Library.
Justin Glanville / ideastream

Libraries in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland said they'll remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, in part so that community resources remain available to patrons.

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library System is joining several other large library systems across the U.S. in suspending purchases of all electronic versions of Macmillan Publishers' new releases.

The Franklinton of the Columbus Metropolitian Library
Columbus Metropolitian Library

Two branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library closed over the weekend and won't reopen for about a month. 

color photo of some of the artwork in the Visionaries exhibition on display in the Carnegie Gallery
Jennifer Hambrick / WOSU Public Media

Libraries have always been hubs for fostering literacy with written texts. This summer, the Columbus Main Library Carnegie Gallery’s exhibition of visual works by central Ohio art educators will highlight the educational and cultural importance of the link between visual and text literacies.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Mar 8, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as we discuss the Columbus library's latest "Quick Picks" and more.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Feb 8, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Dec 28, 2018
Ginny / Flickr

Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.

Columbus Literacy

Sep 14, 2018
Kemberly Groue / U.S. Air Force

Columbus is one of 14 out of Ohio’s 608 school districts to get an overall F on state report cards issued this week.  Literacy was a big problem for the state’s largest school district.  Today in a special broadcast from the Columbus Metropolitan Library to celebrate the Great American Read, we cover literacy trends and how the experts work on the problem.   

Esther Honig, WOSU News

While trying to choke back tears, former Army Sergeant James Powers recalled a tough transition from the military to civilian life.

Homelessness in Columbus

Nov 15, 2017
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Today at 10am

Public libraries have been a refuge for the homeless for decades. Now new policies at Columbus Metropolitan libraries restricting food and baggage could change that. We look at how the policy and the library shed light on a larger public health issue as well as strategies for ending homelessness in Columbus.


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