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    Location Details

    5590 Karl Road
    Columbus, OH 43229
    614-645-2275

    Hours

    Mon-Thur: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Nearby Locations

    Northern Lights, Whetstone

    Other Locations

    Keith Hanson

    Hi, I’m Keith Hanson, manager of the Karl Road Branch. One of my favorite books is Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver. I enjoy gardening, kayaking and cooking.

    Stop by – I'd love to show you what we offer at Karl Road.

    Upcoming Events
    Friday Jul 1
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • The Library's Ready for Kindergarten Team will offer a free 30 minute session for children ages 3-5 and their parents to "play school." Learn and practice the skills children need to be ready for Kindergarten such as writing your name, letter sounds, cutting with scissors and lining up. Receive homework and educational toy to continue to practice for Kindergarten.
    • (Lego) Block Party!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Build amazing creations with Legos or play an exciting board game with your friends!
    Saturday Jul 2
    • Saturday Story Stomp!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • An active storytime with plenty of books, music and movement for children ages 2-6 and their families.
    Tuesday Jul 5
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Friendship Bracelet workshop
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Learn different techniques for making friendship bracelets ranging from simple braids to complex designs. Make your own bracelets to keep or trade with friends.
    Wednesday Jul 6
    • Mo Fun With Mo Willems and His Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Don't let the Pigeon know about this wacky, fun library program! Come enjoy stories and activities featuring author Mo Willem's best friends. Ages 5-8
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Kindergarten Boot Camp
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn school readiness skills taught by a licensed Kindergarten teacher. For incoming kindergartners and their parents and caregivers. Registration is required.
    Thursday Jul 7
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Friday Jul 8
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • The Library's Ready for Kindergarten Team will offer a free 30 minute session for children ages 3-5 and their parents to "play school." Learn and practice the skills children need to be ready for Kindergarten such as writing your name, letter sounds, cutting with scissors and lining up. Receive homework and educational toy to continue to practice for Kindergarten.
    • (Lego) Block Party!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Build amazing creations with Legos or play an exciting board game with your friends!
    Saturday Jul 9
    • Saturday Story Stomp!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • An active storytime with plenty of books, music and movement for children ages 2-6 and their families.
    Monday Jul 11
    • Keep Columbus Beautiful: The Wartville Wizard
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Keep Columbus Beautiful visits to introduce litter and litter activities using a well-known children's book called The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden. Ages 6-11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 12
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Bettering Your Lettering
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Tired of boring bubble letters? Learn how to create original lettering styles for all your writing needs! Notes to friends, birthday cards, and notebook covers will never look the same after you master the art of hand-lettering. Ages 12-17
    Wednesday Jul 13
    • Ironwood Wolves
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • See the ambassador wolf, and learn about the family life, habitat, diet, and myths about wolves. All ages
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Kindergarten Boot Camp
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn school readiness skills taught by a licensed Kindergarten teacher. For incoming kindergartners and their parents and caregivers. Registration is required.
    Thursday Jul 14
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Kitchen Concoctions: Snack Attack!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Summertime: the season of snacks! Come in, cool down, and learn some delicious and easy-to-make recipes for snacks to get you through these long summer days. Ages 6-11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Friday Jul 15
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • The Library's Ready for Kindergarten Team will offer a free 30 minute session for children ages 3-5 and their parents to "play school." Learn and practice the skills children need to be ready for Kindergarten such as writing your name, letter sounds, cutting with scissors and lining up. Receive homework and educational toy to continue to practice for Kindergarten.
    • (Lego) Block Party!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Build amazing creations with Legos or play an exciting board game with your friends!
    Saturday Jul 16
    • Saturday Story Stomp!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • An active storytime with plenty of books, music and movement for children ages 2-6 and their families.
    Monday Jul 18
    • Extraordinary Art!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Kids need to be creative! Fun painting, drawing, and art activities stretch and grow developing minds! Ages 6-11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 19
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Jack Brown: Sounds (and science) of Music
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn to make music with everyday objects (take-home instructions provided for simple wind chimes and Glockenspiel). Explore the science of wave motion with tuning forks, "singing" glasses, and other instruments. Make sound vibrations visible with table salt! Ages 8-17
    Wednesday Jul 20
    • Face-inating Art
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Join us in creating self-portrait collages and find yourself in art! Explore famous styles and artists from the past and compose your own masterpiece. Ages 6-11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Kindergarten Boot Camp
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn school readiness skills taught by a licensed Kindergarten teacher. For incoming kindergartners and their parents and caregivers. Registration is required.
    Thursday Jul 21
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Friday Jul 22
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • The Library's Ready for Kindergarten Team will offer a free 30 minute session for children ages 3-5 and their parents to "play school." Learn and practice the skills children need to be ready for Kindergarten such as writing your name, letter sounds, cutting with scissors and lining up. Receive homework and educational toy to continue to practice for Kindergarten.
    • (Lego) Block Party!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Build amazing creations with Legos or play an exciting board game with your friends!
    Saturday Jul 23
    • Saturday Story Stomp!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • An active storytime with plenty of books, music and movement for children ages 2-6 and their families.
    Monday Jul 25
    • A to Zentangle
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Join us for an artistic alphabet program! Zentangling is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to make beautiful images by drawing patterns. Each participant will have the opportunity to Zentangle a letter of their choice. Then we will make words using our Zentangled letters!
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 26
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Teen Screams
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Come and have a scary good time. Learn how scary two sentences can be, create a library zombie apocalypse escape plan, discover how to make your own ghost photography, and practice your mad science skills by creating "Frankentoys."
    Wednesday Jul 27
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Kindergarten Boot Camp
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn school readiness skills taught by a licensed Kindergarten teacher. For incoming kindergartners and their parents and caregivers. Registration is required.
    Thursday Jul 28
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Fly Guy and Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Fly Guy and his friends can't wait to see you at this silly program. Ages 5-8
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Friday Jul 29
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • The Library's Ready for Kindergarten Team will offer a free 30 minute session for children ages 3-5 and their parents to "play school." Learn and practice the skills children need to be ready for Kindergarten such as writing your name, letter sounds, cutting with scissors and lining up. Receive homework and educational toy to continue to practice for Kindergarten.
    • (Lego) Block Party!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Build amazing creations with Legos or play an exciting board game with your friends!

    Meeting Rooms

    Homework Help
    Monday through Thursday:
    3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Open during the school year.
    Reading Buddies
    Monday:
    5 - 6 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    3 - 4 p.m.
    Thursday:
    3 - 4 p.m.