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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
    Monday May 29
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Tuesday May 30
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Saturday Jun 3
    • Library Scavenger Hunt
    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    • Complete a simple scavenger hunt by finding the hidden clues around the library, and earn a special prize. All ages
    • Read to the Therapy Dogs
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Hey, kids, dogs like a good book too! Come and read to the lovable and hard-working therapy dogs. Ages 5-11
    • NACHO Street Band
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • The Nationwide Children's Hospital Orchestra is a "different" kind of orchestra. Our instrumentation includes mostly brass and percussion, but we're pretty inclusive when it comes to instruments. We're a street band made up of hospital staff, families, friends, and just about anyone interested in helping us pursue our two strategic goals: Playing loud and having fun. All ages
    Monday Jun 5
    • 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
    • Ironwood - Foxes in Folklore
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Vincent, the Ambassador Fox, will introduce kids to basic information on foxes and their appearances in literature and myths and discuss the importance of foxes in different cultures. All ages.
    Tuesday Jun 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
    Wednesday Jun 7
    • Book Transformer
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • You can't write and draw in, cut up and glue a library book, can you? Today, you can! Come choose a former library book and transform it into a new story. We bring the supplies, you bring your creativity. Be an author, illustrator, and book designer and let your imagination run wild! Ages 5-12
    • Columbus Idea Foundry - Drone Day
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Kids will get to see drones in action and even get several minutes to fly a drone themselves! 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 8
    • 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 Jun 10
    Monday Jun 12
    • 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
    • Bob Abdou - Mr. Puppet
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • These comical and imaginative puppets make this show educational as well as lots of fun! Ages 3-11 and families
    Tuesday Jun 13
    • 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
    • Author Visit - Margaret Peterson Haddix
    • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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    • Come hear from New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix. She is the author of many popular young adult books including the Shadow Children series and the Missing series. Ages 8-17
    Wednesday Jun 14
    • Erica Carlson - Balloon Workshop
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Erica teaches the basic twists and coaches participants through sculpting their very own balloon creations. It's an empowering experience that builds confidence and creativity. 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 Jun 15
    • 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 Jun 17
    • 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 Jun 19
    • 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
    • Bob Tuma - Bob's Bugs Show
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • From hissing cockroaches to spiders, this show has it all. Learn about and see both live critters as well as some other "buggy" items like eggs, sheds and exoskeletons. All ages
    Tuesday Jun 20
    • 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 Jun 21
    • 3D Art
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Unleash your imagination! Create with colored clay, paper, and paint. Ages 5-11
    • 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 Jun 22
    • 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
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    • 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
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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

    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:
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    4 - 5 p.m.