The big library news this year is the temporary closing of Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave. in downtown Columbus).

The big library news this year is the temporary closing of Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave. in downtown Columbus). CML's Main Library, whose children's area has long been a favorite with central Ohio families, is undergoing a massive renovation and is scheduled to re-open in August 2016. Some of the highlights of the new and improved Main Library will be an even larger children's area and a green space that connects to nearby Topiary Park.

In the meantime, there are plenty of other options for families. Locations we have written about in Columbus Parent have a link to those stories under the listing: Click on them to read more!

These are some that have been voted favorites by our readers:

Bexley Public Library - 2411 E. Main St., Bexley 43209; 614-231-2793; bexleylibrary.org

Columbus Metropolitan Library (614-645-2275; columbuslibrary.org)

Hours of operation vary by location so please check the website first. The easiest way to find when storytimes and other programming take place is to visit columbuslibrary.org/events. Then select type of event (like Storytime, Families or School Age) and then location(s).

> Driving Park Branch - 1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43205

> Dublin Branch - 75 N. High St., Dublin 43017

> Franklinton Branch – 1061 W. Town St., Columbus 43222

> Gahanna Branch - 310 Granville St., Gahanna 43230

> Hilliard Branch - 4772 Cemetery Road, Hilliard 43026

> Hilltop Branch – 511 S. Hague Ave., Columbus 43204

> Karl Road Branch - 5590 Karl Road, Columbus 43229

> Linden Branch – 2223 Cleveland Ave., Columbus 43211

> Livingston Branch - 3434 Livingston Ave., Columbus 43227

> Main Library – 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215 (currently closed for renovations until August 2016)

> Marion-Franklin Branch – 2740 Lockbourne Road, Columbus 43207

> Martin Luther King Branch – 1600 E. Long St., Columbus 43203

> New Albany Branch - 200 Market St., New Albany 43054

> Northern Lights Branch – 4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus 43224

> Northside Branch – 1423 N. High St., Columbus 43201

> Parsons Branch – 845 Parsons Ave., Columbus 43206

> Reynoldsburg Branch – 1402 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg 43068

> Shepard Branch – 790 N. Nelson Road, Columbus 43219

> South High Branch – 3540 S. High St., Columbus 43207

> Southeast Branch – 3980 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport 43125

> Whetstone Branch - 3909 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

> Whitehall Branch - 4445 E. Broad St., Whitehall 43213

Delaware County District Library (delawarelibrary.org)

> Delaware Main Library - 84 E. Winter St., Delaware 43015; 740-362-3861

> Orange Branch - 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware 43015; 740-549-2665

> Ostrander Branch - 75 N. Fourth St., Ostrander 43061; 740-666-1410

> Powell Branch - 460 S. Liberty Road, Powell 43065; 614-888-9160

Grandview Heights Public Library - 1685 W. First Ave. (Grandview Heights), Columbus 43212; 614-486-2951; ghpl.org

Pickerington Public Library - 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington 43147; 614-837-4104; pickeringtonlibrary.org

Southwest Public Libraries (swpl.org)

> Grove City Library - 3359 Park St., Grove City 43123; 614-875-6716

> Westland Area Library - 4740 W. Broad St., Columbus 43228; 614-878-1301

Sunbury Community Library - 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury 43074; 740-965-3901; community.lib.oh.us

Upper Arlington Public Library (ualibrary.org)

> Miller Park Branch - 1901 Arlington Ave., Columbus 43212; 614-488-5710

> Main Library - 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington 43221; 614-486-9621

> Lane Road Branch - 1945 Lane Road, Columbus 43220; 614-459-0273

Wagnalls Memorial Library - 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis 43136; 614-837-4765; wagnallslibrary.org

Westerville Public Library - 126 S. State St., Westerville 43081; 614-882-7277; westervillelibrary.org

Worthington Libraries (614-807-2626; worthingtonlibraries.org)

> Old Worthington Library - 820 High St., Worthington 43085

> Northwest Library - 2280 Hard Road, Columbus 43235

> Worthington Park Library – 1389 Worthington Centre Drive, Worthington 43085