Columbus Metropolitan Library Breaks Ground On New Gahanna Branch

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) today broke ground on its new Gahanna Branch.

The former Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library closed back in June. It was built in 1991 and it has served as one of the most heavily used branches of the library system ever since.

The new Gahanna Branch will be two-levels, nearly doubling the size of the former branch. The new build is part of Phase 2 of the library’s aspirational building program. The Gahanna Branch is expected to open in 2022.

The building program is the result of a community-wide process that will revitalize the entire 600,000 square feet that makes up the Columbus Metropolitan Library system. CML is using sustainable building materials and incorporating more natural light to reduce energy costs throughout the new buildings and renovation projects.

Now that the groundbreaking is underway at the new Gahanna branch, a temporary location has been opened at 310 Hamilton Road in the Hunter’s Ridge Shopping Center to continue serving the community throughout construction. The temporary location is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The temporary location currently has a limited selection of high-interest titles, but once the new Gahanna Branch opens in 2022, the collection will return to normal.

For more information or to track the progress of CML’s building program, visit columbuslibrary.org.

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