126 S. State St., Westerville 43081

614-882-7277, westervillelibrary.org

This is officially an upset, folks. CML Main Branch has owned these two categories since we first launched our Best of Columbus competition in 2011. But this year, the upstarts in Uptown Westerville have taken the double throne. They can display these honors next to their Library Journal national recognition as a Five-Star Library, which places them among the top 1 percent of the 9,000+ public libraries in this country.

RUNNERS-UP FOR LIBRARY CHILDREN'S AREA: Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, Delaware County Orange Township Branch

HONORABLE MENTION: Bexley Public Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Pickerington Public Library, Upper Arlington Public Library Main Branch, Wagnalls Memorial Library, Worthington Libraries Old Worthington Library

RUNNERS-UP FOR LIBRARY STORY TIMES:Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, Pickerington Public Library

HONORABLE MENTION:Bexley Public Library, Delaware County Powell Branch,Upper Arlington Public Library Miller Park Branch,Wagnalls Memorial Library, Worthington Libraries Old Worthington Library