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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 May 28
    • Saturday Story Stomp!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Karl Road
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    • An active storytime with plenty of books, music and movement for children ages 2-6 and their families.
    Tuesday May 31
    • ABL / GED Class
    • 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • 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
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    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Wednesday Jun 1
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Thursday Jun 2
    • Family Storytime
    • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun!
    Friday Jun 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.
    • 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.
    Saturday Jun 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 Jun 6
    • 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 Jun 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
    Wednesday Jun 8
    • Erica Carlson - Balloon Workshop
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Learn the basic twists of balloon sculpting and how to create your own balloon works of art. Ages 6 and up
    • 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.
    Thursday Jun 9
    • 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.
    • Party Like a Pirate!
    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 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
    Friday Jun 10
    • 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 Jun 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 Jun 13
    • Christa Hein - Bring the Farm to You!
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 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
    • 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 Jun 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
    Wednesday Jun 15
    • Immature Fun
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Stories, jokes, tricks, gags, and fun, ranging from silly to gross! Ages 9-11.
    • 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.
    Thursday Jun 16
    • 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
    • Sogbety Diomande - West African Rhythm with Sogbety
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Get a glimpse of West Africa through drumming, dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms and songs in this program that is fun for the whole family. 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.
    • 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 Jun 17
    • 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 Jun 18
    • 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 Jun 20
    • COSI - Superhero Science
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Become a superhero using scientific knowledge and experiments with COSI staff. Ages 6-11
    • COSI - Superhero Science
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Karl Road
    • More Information
    • Become a superhero using scientific knowledge and experiments with COSI staff. 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 Jun 21
    • 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
    • Paper plate racer
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • Can you build a car that can go the distance' Come see if you can beat your friends by building the fastest car from just a few simple materials!
    Wednesday Jun 22
    • Nancy Lockard - Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Karl Road
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    • 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
    • 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 Jun 23
    • 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 Jun 24
    • 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 Jun 25
    • 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.

    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.