• Main Library

    Location Details

    96 S. Grant Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43215
    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

    Martin Luther King, Northside, Parsons

    Other Locations

    Upcoming Events
    Saturday Jun 25
    Monday Jun 27
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Jungle Expedition
    • 2:00 pm - 2:35 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Young explorers take a trip into the heart of the jungle through stories and activities. Ages 5-8
    Tuesday Jun 28
    • Christa Hein - Bring the Farm to You!
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
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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
    Wednesday Jun 29
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • African American Interest Group
    • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Lest We Forget: Black Columbus: Historical Black Tour Through Columbus. Present by Gayle Wilson.
    Thursday Jun 30
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
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    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! All Ages
    • COSI: Superhero Science
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • It's a bird! It's a plane! Nah, it's super-science! In this interactive workshop with COSI, you'll explore the science behind saving the day. You'll examine temperature, manipulate light, and test speed to see how "super powers" surround us each and every day. You'll even see (and feel) the electrifying, hair-raising power of electricity firsthand. This summer, you can keep the city safe and sound with science on your side. Ages 6-11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Saturday Jul 2
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! All Ages
    Tuesday Jul 5
    • Jack Brown - You Will Get A Charge Out of This!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • 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 10-14
    Wednesday Jul 6
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Victor Dandridge - Pixal Art
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Mimicking the art style of early video game design, pixel art plays on the abstract rendering of objects through mathematics and color.
    Thursday Jul 7
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
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    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! All Ages
    • P.T. Reptiles - Reptiles 101
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • A hands-on, up-close and personal education on reptiles and other animals. All ages
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Friday Jul 8
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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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
    • Dinos for a Day
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • 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 5-8
    Saturday Jul 9
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! All Ages
    Monday Jul 11
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • 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
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Tuesday Jul 12
    • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Create your own origami Yoda, design your very own book to tell your origami Yoda stories and hear about other great books for school age kids! Ages 6-11
    Wednesday Jul 13
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Thursday Jul 14
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! All Ages
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Saturday Jul 16
    • Nancy Lockard - Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
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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
    Monday Jul 18
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • 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
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Camping Fun
    • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Main Library
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    • 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 5-8
    Tuesday Jul 19
    • Jim Kleefeld - Rock Magic
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Rock out in a special way with this exciting magician! Ages 4-12 and families
    Wednesday Jul 20
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • YouMedia Test Drive - GarageBand
    • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Visit the YouMedia lab and make your own compositions using our new recording studio.
    Thursday Jul 21
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! All Ages
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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:
    4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Open during the school year.
    Reading Buddies
    Monday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Thursday:
    4 - 5 p.m.