Columbus Metropolitan Library's newest gem

Be a part of the celebration this Saturday, April 11 when the Columbus Metropolitan Library opens its new Whitehall Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. The event, which takes places from 12 noon to 3 p.m., is free and open to all.

The new branch is located at 4445 E. Broad St., one block east of current Whitehall Branch. To give you an idea of the changes in store, the current branch is more than 50 years old and measures a little less than 7,500 square feet in size. The new branch will offer 20,000 square feet of space and 122 parking spaces (up from 40 at the current branch).

Following brief remarks and a ribbon cutting by library and city officials, the afternoon will be filled with refreshments, music and entertainment. Plus, all are welcome to explore the new branch (see photo below), whether on their own or as part of staff-guided tours. Visitors can also sign up for a commemorative library card (see photo below) and register for a chance to win an eReader.

Visit www.columbuslibrary.org for more information.