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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
    Saturday Jun 24
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
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    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Monday Jun 26
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
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    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Kitchen Concoctions: The Wondrous World of Chocolate
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Simple recipes from the library's cookbook collection, all featuring chocolate, are demonstrated. Chocolate history, hands-on activities, books, and samples for all. Ages 6-10
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jun 27
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
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    • 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
    • The Magic of David Anthony
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • The show includes magic, music, juggling and a lot of audience participation while encouraging children to be creative in their practice of reading, writing, math, and sports skills. All Ages.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jun 28
    • Author Visit - Emery Lord
    • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Come hear from author Emery Lord, author of young adult novels Open Road Summer, The Start of Me and You, and When We Collided. Ages 8-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jun 29
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Christa Hein - Bring the Farm to You!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • 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
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Friday Jun 30
    • Totally Irresponsible Science
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Watch amazing science demonstrations using simple materials. Then perform incredible science tricks on your own! You will learn the science secrets behind everything you see. Ages 9-11
    Saturday Jul 1
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
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    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Monday Jul 3
    • Meet the Author-Nancy Roe Pimm
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Karl Road
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    • Meet Nancy Roe Pimm, author of The Jerrie Mock Story The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World and hear about Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock who flew around the world from Columbus, Ohio.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jul 5
    • Erica Carlson - Balloon Workshop
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Erica teaches the basic twists and coaches participants through sculpting their very own balloon creations. It's an empowering experience that builds confidence and creativity. Ages 7 and up
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jul 6
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • 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
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Friday Jul 7
    • 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
    Saturday Jul 8
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Monday Jul 10
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 11
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • 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
    • Renuka Bhatt - Henna Tattoos
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Learn about the culture, history and art of henna tattoos. Renuka will apply the henna designs! Ages 12-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jul 12
    • Columbus Idea Foundry - Drone Day
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Kids will get to see drones in action and even get several minutes to fly a drone themselves! Ages 12-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jul 13
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • 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
    • Ohio Nature Education - Animals We Love to Hate
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • This program features animals that are most often feared: bats, spiders, snakes and possums. It dispels myths and includes natural history facts that show how beneficial these animals really are. Includes live animals. Ages 7-11
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Saturday Jul 15
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Monday Jul 17
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 18
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • 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
    • Earthquake!!!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Did you feel that? The ground is shaking. Join us as we learn about engineers and what they do to make buildings safe during earthquakes. Then build your own structure and see if it can withstand the ravages of a quake. Ages 12-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jul 19
    • FUTURING
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Imagine 25 years into the future, the year 2042. How will we live, learn, travel, communicate, and have fun? What about the future excites us? What about the future scares us? Come predict the future. Ages 7-11.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students in kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jul 20
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • 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
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages
    Friday Jul 21
    • Party Like a Pirate!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Arrr! Join us for a pirate adventure at the library. Stories, songs and activities that will make you feel like you are sailing the seas with a pirate crew! Ages 5-8

    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.
    Tuesday:
    5 - 6 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    5 - 6 p.m.