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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
    Thursday Jan 19
    • Ready for Kindergarten - 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    • Teen Thursdays
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Teens 12-17 are welcome to join us in the meeting room weekly for a variety of STEAM activities.
    • 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
    Saturday Jan 21
    • 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 Jan 23
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    • 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 Jan 24
    • 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    Wednesday Jan 25
    • Using the Internet
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn how to find and use popular websites. This is the third of a three class series on learning basic computer and internet skills. Registration is required.
    • OSU Writing group
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Write poetry and stories with students and professors from the Ohio State University. Bring your creativity and questions about the university experience.
    • 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 Jan 26
    • Ready for Kindergarten - 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    • College Essays 101 with Thurber House
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Stressing out over your college essay? Can't figure out how to sound appealing or answer their question? Don't fret, we have a teacher for that! Thurber House teacher and college essay guru, Sarah Magill, will help you turn your ideas into a stellar essay that colleges will love.
    • 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 Jan 27
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    Saturday Jan 28
    • 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 Jan 30
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    • 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 Jan 31
    • 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    Wednesday Feb 1
    • Using Microsoft Word
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create, edit, format and save simple documents using Microsoft Word 2013. Prior completion of beginners sequence is encouraged. Registration is required.
    • OSU Writing group
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Write poetry and stories with students and professors from the Ohio State University. Bring your creativity and questions about the university experience.
    • 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 Feb 2
    • Ready for Kindergarten - 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    • Teen Thursdays
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Teens 12-17 are welcome to join us in the meeting room weekly for a variety of STEAM activities.
    • 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 Feb 3
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    Saturday Feb 4
    • 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 Feb 6
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    • 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 Feb 7
    • 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    Wednesday Feb 8
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn basic computer skills including how to use a mouse, keyboard, print and manage files. This is the first of a three-class series on learning basic computer and internet skills. Registration is required.
    • OSU Writing group
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Write poetry and stories with students and professors from the Ohio State University. Bring your creativity and questions about the university experience.
    • 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 Feb 9
    • Ready for Kindergarten - 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    • Teen Thursdays
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Teens 12-17 are welcome to join us in the meeting room weekly for a variety of STEAM activities.
    • 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 Feb 10
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    Saturday Feb 11
    • 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 Feb 13
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    • 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 Feb 14
    • 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    Wednesday Feb 15
    • Basic Internet
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of how to get online and navigate the internet. This is the second of a three class series on learning basic computer and internet skills. Registration is required.
    • OSU Writing group
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Write poetry and stories with students and professors from the Ohio State University. Bring your creativity and questions about the university experience.
    • 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 Feb 16
    • Ready for Kindergarten - 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 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.
    • N.E.U.R.O. visit
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Join Ohio State University science group NEURO for a sneak peek into your potential college major or future career in Neuroscience. Learn about Science-y, slimy, and gross things and get thrilled about science.
    • 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

    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.