• 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
    Wednesday Jul 27
    • 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
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia Test Drive - Foldify
    • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Join us in the YouMedia lab to learn how to create 3D art using Foldify.
    • Cooking Caravan - Chef Battle
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Two Cooking Caravan chefs square off in an "Iron Chef" style cooking battle with audience members as sous chefs. All ages
    Thursday Jul 28
    • 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
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Columbus Museum of Art: Super Kids!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Create your own superhero persona, and design epic wearables to hide your secret identity. Ages 7-12
    • 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 30
    • Using Fold3
    • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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    • Learn about what resources Fold3 has for genealogy research. We'll explore it's digital collections which include military and other resources from the colonial days to present day America.
    • Suzanne Schwartz: Going to the Zoo
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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    • Join Suzanne in fun music and dance movements while exploring the world of zoo animals. Ages 3 and up.
    Sunday Jul 31
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Monday Aug 1
    • 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
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • 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 Aug 2
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Erica Carlson - Balloon Workshop
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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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
    Wednesday Aug 3
    • 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
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • 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.
    • Fly Guy and Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Fly Guy and his friends can't wait to see you at this silly program. Ages 5-8
    Thursday Aug 4
    • 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
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • 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 Aug 6
    • Genealogy Cafe
    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Come to Genealogy Cafe for questions and answers related to genealogy research. We'll talk about anything from the basics to helping you find those elusive ancestors. So bring your research, ask your questions and find direction and solutions.
    • 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
    Sunday Aug 7
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Monday Aug 8
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 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
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    Tuesday Aug 9
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Wednesday Aug 10
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    Thursday Aug 11
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Saturday Aug 13
    • Genealogy one-on-one
    • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Need an answer to a genealogy question? Do you have a "brickwall" that needs solved? Come spend some time with a local genealogy expert who will work with you to find a solution. You must register for this event by calling 614-849-1240 during regular business hours.
    Sunday Aug 14
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Monday Aug 15
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 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
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    Tuesday Aug 16
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Wednesday Aug 17
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    Thursday Aug 18
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Saturday Aug 20
    • Your History: Preserving Your Old Photographs
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn archival techniques for preserving your family photos or scrapbooks with this workshop. Participants will learn how to select the best material to house their items, what conditions to store them in and when to consider options such as digitization.
    Sunday Aug 21
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Monday Aug 22
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    Tuesday Aug 23
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    Wednesday Aug 24
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.
    • Life Skills
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Daily Life Skills Lab at Main Library.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • 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.

    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:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Thursday:
    4 - 5 p.m.