People of all backgrounds depend on the library for free resources. We need your help to adapt our services to meet the quickly changing needs of our community. And frankly, with steep decline in funding, we will depend on contributions from donors like you to make our work possible now more than ever.

Innovation Fund

You will be giving to the greatest and most immediate needs of our community.

We must innovate and change to be able to continue offering vital services in new ways. The Innovation Fund will give us much needed resources to implement these necessary programs.

Gifts to this fund are highly encouraged.

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Young Minds

Help kids maintain skills during out-of-school learning.

Move in-person programs, like Summer Reading Challenge, to include virtual elements.

Give teachers books and resources when school budgets struggle.

Support parents and caregivers as they build little ones into readers.

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Life Skills

Help those struggling find job help and resources.

Enhance our ability to provide resume and job search help.

Allow customers increased access to experts for free legal aid and social services.

Support other nonprofits in reaching the community.

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My Library

Help our neighbors get the most out of their library.

Increase access to technology and help narrow the digital divide.

Get materials to those unable to visit the library like our lobby stop program for seniors.

Create a safe environment and provide for PPE’s, cleaning supplies, and more.

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Make a Gift Today

Your generosity goes a long way

Your gift to the library supports programs that inspire a lifelong passion for reading and learning and provides vital services to members of our community in need.

Give Back

When you shop on Amazon, go through its charitable giving program AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. And 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation when you select our organization. 

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Kroger Community Rewards

When you connect your Plus Card to the library, Kroger will donate a portion of the sales to our organization. To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (group number PH417). Once enrolled, you'll earn rewards every time you shop and use your Plus Card. Remember to renew annually to keep your account active.

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