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CBUS LIBRARIES

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

316 E KELSO RDCOLUMBUS, OH 43202 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Cbus Libraries champions Central Ohio libraries, library enthusiasts and the love of reading.

Description

Founded in 2014 and established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2018, Cbus Libraries has successfully collaborated with United Way, grassroots community organizations and local artists to reach tens of thousands and promote the love of reading. At our core, online monthly features connect the region’s extraordinary and unique libraries with nearly ten thousand followers worldwide.

Awards

  • 2021 Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council Grants
  • 2020 OELMA Literacy Leader Award
  • 2018 Columbus Community Festival Arts Grant
  • 2017 Community Festival Grant
  • 2016 & 2017 United Way of Central Ohio Neighborhood Partnership Grant

Select Programs

  • Libraries Everywhere surprises and delights citizens at events and locations throughout Central Ohio. Permanent little free libraries are placed in areas of need and elevate the neighborhood’s rich cultural heritage. Moby, our mobile little library, captivates guests at special events and festivals. Art and library installations bring wonder and excitement to children and adults alike. And school literacy initiatives are enhanced through our partnerships.
  • #CbusIsLit promotes events in Central Ohio and will expand to include the celebration of literary creators through dynamic murals.

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