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    Location Details

    3909 N. High Street
    Columbus, OH 43214
    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

    Karl Road, Northern Lights, Northside

    Other Locations

    Jen Hess

    Jen Hess

    Welcome, I'm Jen Hess, manager of the Whetstone Branch. My favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird and Outliers. I was on The Ohio State University Synchronized Swim Team and I'm a National Champion with a ring to prove it.

    Stop by – I'd love to show you what we offer at Whetstone. 

     

     

    Upcoming Events
    Saturday Jun 24
    Monday Jun 26
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Nancy Lockard - Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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
    Tuesday Jun 27
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Tips for College Bound
    • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    • High school students need to know much more than you think about college and parents can help! Facilitators from At the Core, a company that offers guided self-assessment for students, will explain how the college application process has changed and what colleges are looking for in applicants. They will also share ways that parents can help students determine a major, college and career. Ages 12-17 and parents
    Wednesday Jun 28
    • How Will It End?
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • We will read the beginning of a story, then it is up to you to illustrate the ending. Ages 8-12
    • Author Visit - Emery Lord
    • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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    • Come hear from Emery Lord, author of When We Collided, The Names They Gave Us, The Start of Me and You, and Open Road Summer. Ages 12-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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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! Ages 0-6
    Thursday Jun 29
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! Ages 5-8
    Saturday Jul 1
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • In these storytimes with added activities, we will practice both pre-literacy skills and kindergarten readiness skills such as writing and cutting. Ages 2-6
    Monday Jul 3
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • 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
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • The Magic of David Anthony
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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
    Wednesday Jul 5
    • COSI - Gadgets-to-Go
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Dream it and build it! Construct magnetic marble-run roller coasters, program real robots, construct circuits to make music, and design a floating contraption in our five-foot-tall wind tube! Ages 6-11
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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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! Ages 0-6
    Thursday Jul 6
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • More Information
    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! Ages 5-8
    Saturday Jul 8
    • Sidewalk Party
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Join us for fun games and activities. We'll play outside (weather permitting) with sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, jump ropes, and more - and enjoy popsicles! All ages
    Monday Jul 10
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • 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
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Be Our Guest
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Be our guest for activities and fun as we get to know Beauty and her Beast all over again. All ages
    Tuesday Jul 11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • College 101: Smart Money Moves for the College-Bound
    • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    • Presented in part by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM), Smart Money Moves for the College-Bound provides an informative overview of college financing. This program will identify ways to save on the cost of college and covers all the "must-do" items to help families make the most of possible financial aid opportunities. Interaction and questions are encouraged. Parents and students should plan on attending together. Ages 12-17 and parents
    Wednesday Jul 12
    • FUTURING
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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 - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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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! Ages 0-6
    Thursday Jul 13
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Whetstone
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! Ages 5-8
    Saturday Jul 15
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whetstone
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    • In these storytimes with added activities, we will practice both pre-literacy skills and kindergarten readiness skills such as writing and cutting. Ages 2-6
    Monday Jul 17
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • 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
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Puppet Show
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Watch great stories come to life on our puppet stage. Our puppet characters' hilarious antics will have you rolling in the aisles! All ages
    Tuesday Jul 18
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Wednesday Jul 19
    • Ohio Nature Education - Bats, Shadows of the Night
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Activity-based program that dispels myths about bats. Learn interesting facts and why bats are beneficial. Includes "Test Your Bat IQ", live animals and study skins. Ages 7-11
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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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! Ages 0-6
    Thursday Jul 20
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Whetstone
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! 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:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Thursday:
    1 - 2 p.m.