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    Location Details

    1422 E Livingston Ave
    Columbus, OH 43205
    614-645-2275

    Hours

    Mon-Thur: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Fri: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Nearby Locations

    Livingston, Main, Parsons

    Other Locations

    Mel Jones

    Mel Jones

    Hey there! I’m Mel Jones, manager of the Driving Park Branch. I’ve been with Columbus Metropolitan Library for 31 years. I love to golf and paint, and my favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King.

    Stop by – I'd love to show you what we offer at Driving Park.

    Upcoming Events
    Thursday Jul 2
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Monday Jul 6
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 7
    • Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Wednesday Jul 8
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Anthony Gibbs - Granville T. Woods Invention Fair
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Meet Granville T. Woods, notable inventor and businessman who grew up in Columbus, OH. Learn a brief history of Granville Woods and learn about some of his groundbreaking inventions, then experience multiple stations of history, communication, and technology activities. Participants will explore their creative genius as they translate Morse code messages used by telegraph machines, create unique models on wheels, make a model of their own invention with Legos, and more. Don't miss this great new program for future inventors and engineers. Grades 2-8
    Thursday Jul 9
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Saturday Jul 11
    • Nancy Lockard - Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • The Turtle Lady is back and ready to share her passion for . . . TURTLES! Kids will get lots of touching time with turtles and perhaps a bearded dragon and a snake or two. Ages 0-11
    Monday Jul 13
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 14
    • Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Wednesday Jul 15
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Get Up and Dance!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Kids learn an easy jazz/hip hop dance to a popular (and age appropriate) song of the summer! Ages: 5-12.
    Thursday Jul 16
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Monday Jul 20
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 21
    • Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Wednesday Jul 22
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • COSI - Superhero Science
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Become a superhero using scientific knowledge and experiments with COSI staff. Ages 6-11
    Thursday Jul 23
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Saturday Jul 25
    • Cooking Caravan - Chef Battle
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Two Cooking Caravan chefs square off in an "Iron Chef" style cooking battle with audience members as sous chefs. All ages
    Monday Jul 27
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 28
    • Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Team Trivia
    • 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Trivia contest that covers a little bit of everything - celebrities, math, weird-but-true, and more! Will your team come out on top'
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Wednesday Jul 29
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    Thursday Jul 30
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.

    Meeting Rooms

    Homework Help
    Monday through Thursday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Open during the school year.
    Reading Buddies
    Monday:
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    5 - 6 p.m.
    Thursday:
    2 - 3 p.m.