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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
    Tuesday May 26
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 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
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    • Trivia contest that covers a little bit of everything - celebrities, math, weird-but-true, and more! Will your team come out on top'
    Wednesday May 27
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 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 May 28
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 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.
    Monday Jun 1
    • 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.
    • Tony Harrington - Dub Out: Read!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Explore the role of dub music in urban culture with Doctah X. Teens will be invited to sing, rap, read poetry or talk while Doctah X provides a soundtrack for their performances. Ages 12-17
    Tuesday Jun 2
    • 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.
    • YouMedia Test Drive: Google Cardboard
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Experience virtual reality with Google Cardboard at YOUmedia Driving Park. The immersive experience of the Oculus Rift on Google Cardboard allows you ride roller coasters, tour far off places, go to space, and more!
    • 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 Jun 3
    • 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 Jun 4
    • 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 Jun 6
    • Chulo the Clown - Hola Chulo
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Join Chulo and become part of the show! There will be magic, games, balloons and a lot of laughs. All ages.
    Monday Jun 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.
    • 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.
    • Jack Brown - You Will Get A Charge Out of This!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Make lightning bolts, measure radiation, and make music - mostly with simple household items. Monitor radiation levels using an empty soda can, some plastic, and aluminum foil. Ages 12-17
    Tuesday Jun 9
    • 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 Jun 10
    • 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.
    • Camping Fun
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • You won't have to bring bug spray or even leave the library for this camping trip! Join us for stories and activities all about a favorite summer pastime. Ages 6-11
    Thursday Jun 11
    • 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 Jun 13
    • Christa Hein - Bring the Farm to You!
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Various farm animals visit the library, providing real-life farm experiences. Participants can touch the animals that provide us with food and fiber. All ages
    Monday Jun 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.
    • 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.
    • Renuka Bhatt - Henna Tattoos
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Learn about the culture, history and art of henna tattoos. Renuka will apply the henna designs! Ages 12-17
    Tuesday Jun 16
    • 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 Jun 17
    • 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.
    • Dinos for a Day
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Driving Park
    • More Information
    • Stomp back in time at the library! Join us for an afternoon of prehistoric proportions with stories, crafts, and games that will transform you into dinos for a day! Ages 4-10
    Thursday Jun 18
    • 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 Jun 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.
    • 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 Jun 23
    • 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.

    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:
    5 - 5:45 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    5 - 5:45 p.m.
    Open during the school year.