Thank You to Everyone who Joined Us for the 2016 Celebration of Learning
Celebration of Learning is Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation’s largest annual event and one of the most anticipated evenings on the city’s cultural calendar.
This year, we celebrated so many things:
- Our first Celebration of Learning in the magnificent new Main Library
- Hearing insights from renowned authors Jeffrey Toobin and Dr. Michael Krasny
- Honoring Barbara and Al Siemer with the Julian Sinclair Smith Award for Lifelong Learning
- Surpassing our Celebration of Learning fundraising goal to raise $600,000
The funds raised are instrumental in creating community centerpieces that inspire and transform lives, help educate children, and ensure that knowledge and opportunities are available for generations to come.
Teen Author Visit
Celebration of Learning was extended to provide students with the opportunity to hear a voice that speaks to their generation, author Jason Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent.