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A New Chapter for Columbus Northside Library

Columbus City Council supports "wallbreaking" ceremony to kick-off construction of new Northside Branch

[COLUMBUS, OH]—Smashing walls to expose thousands of minds to books is what the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) and Columbus City Council hope to achieve with the demolition and new construction of the Northside Library Branch.

A highly visual “wallbreaking” ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 1, 1423 N. High St, at 10 a.m. and will include City Councilmembers Michael Stinziano, Shannon Hardin, Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown, and Mitchell Brown along with library leaders, city and community officials.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Northside Branch was originally completed in 1985. The upcoming demolition and new construction will more than triple the size of the branch from 7,728 square feet to approximately 25,000, increase parking and offer more room for programs and services. Turner is the construction manager at risk, NBBJ is the architect and Pizzuti Companies is the owner’s representative.

The Northside Branch project is part of CML’s 10-project aspirational building program. The new Driving Park Branch opened in July 2014, renovations formally began on Main Library in February 2015 and the new Whitehall Branch opened to the public in April 2015. Additionally, CML broke ground on its Parsons and Northern Lights branch projects in June 2015 and on its new Shepard Branch in October. Still to come are groundbreakings for CML’s Hilliard, Dublin and Martin Luther King branch projects, which the library hopes to take place within the next few years.

Visit for more information and to track the progress of CML’s ambitious building program.