• Whitehall

    Location Details

    4445 E. Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43213
    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

    Gahanna, Livingston, Reynoldsburg

    Other Locations

    Shirley Freeman

    Shirley Freeman

    Welcome, I’m Shirley Freeman, manager of Whitehall Branch. I’ve worked for Columbus Metropolitan Library for over 30 years and my favorite book is whatever nonfiction title I’m reading at the moment.

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

    Upcoming Events
    Saturday Jun 25
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    • German Genealogy Community Forum-Early Ohio Land Records
    • 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come learn about finding your ancestors in early Ohio land records. The German Community Genealogy Forum is presented by the Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to American German Genealogy Society in partnership with the Local History & Genealogy Division of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
    Monday Jun 27
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Engage your little one in new ways! Join us for books, rhymes, and music to boost your baby's ability to learn. Ages 0-18 months
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come to the library for stories, songs and important skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten. All ages welcome.
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Tuesday Jun 28
    • P.T. Reptiles - Reptiles 101
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • A hands-on, up-close and personal education on reptiles and other animals. All ages
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Wednesday Jun 29
    • Play to Learn
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Parents and caregivers with children ages 0-4, join us for an interactive play group focused on early literacy fun!
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • Ready For Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • 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 Jun 30
    • Be a Hero: The Incredible GUAC
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Learn the importance of growing and eating whole foods and how to make healthy choices. Activity and hands on food prep and guacamole! Preschool and up.
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Writing Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Join our writing club at the library. Students K-5th grade will come together to practice their writing during the summer. Thurber House will join us on July 7th and July 28th.
    Friday Jul 1
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Saturday Jul 2
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Tuesday Jul 5
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Wednesday Jul 6
    • Play to Learn
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Parents and caregivers with children ages 0-4, join us for an interactive play group focused on early literacy fun!
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • Ready For Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • 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 Jul 7
    • Bring the Farm to You - Chick Hatching
    • 11:00 am - 11:35 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Take part in an incubation adventure! Over a period of three weeks, kids can watch eggs hatch right in the library and learn about the life cycle of a chick. All ages
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Writing Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Join our writing club at the library. Students K-5th grade will come together to practice their writing during the summer. Thurber House will join us on July 7th and July 28th.
    Friday Jul 8
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Saturday Jul 9
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Monday Jul 11
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Engage your little one in new ways! Join us for books, rhymes, and music to boost your baby's ability to learn. Ages 0-18 months
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come to the library for stories, songs and important skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten. All ages welcome.
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Tuesday Jul 12
    • Traditional Tales Puppet Show
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come and enjoy a puppet show based on one of your favorite fairy tales. No matter the journey, the ending is the same, with the characters living happily ever after. Ages 6-11
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Wednesday Jul 13
    • Play to Learn
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Parents and caregivers with children ages 0-4, join us for an interactive play group focused on early literacy fun!
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • Ready For Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • 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 Jul 14
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Writing Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Join our writing club at the library. Students K-5th grade will come together to practice their writing during the summer. Thurber House will join us on July 7th and July 28th.
    Friday Jul 15
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Saturday Jul 16
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    • Rory Rennick, the Magistic: Hero Magic
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • All heroes exercise some power. Some powers and abilities are magical; while some are practical. Join magician Rory Rennick for a fun magical program that highlights the heroics of reading! Costumes are welcomed (not required) Ages 6-11
    Monday Jul 18
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Engage your little one in new ways! Join us for books, rhymes, and music to boost your baby's ability to learn. Ages 0-18 months
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come to the library for stories, songs and important skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten. All ages welcome.
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Free Summer Lunch
    • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • If you are under the age of 18, come to the library from 12:30pm-1:15pm for the Summer Lunch Program. No registration or application is required. Space is limited.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Tuesday Jul 19
    • Mimi Chenfeld - The Queen of Fun!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • This program, rich in music, story, movement and play, is a celebration of ideas with audience participation that will enhance the spirit of peace and love. All ages
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Wednesday Jul 20
    • Play to Learn
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Parents and caregivers with children ages 0-4, join us for an interactive play group focused on early literacy fun!
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • Ready For Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • 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 Jul 21
    • Columbus Museum of Art: Super Kids!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Create your own superhero persona, and design epic wearables to hide your secret identity. Ages 7-12
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.
    • Writing Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Join our writing club at the library. Students K-5th grade will come together to practice their writing during the summer. Thurber House will join us on July 7th and July 28th.
    Friday Jul 22
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Saturday Jul 23
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    • Erica Carlson - Balloon Workshop
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Learn the basic twists of balloon sculpting and how to create your own balloon works of art. Ages 6 and up

    Meeting Rooms

    Homework Help
    Monday through Thursday:
    3 p.m. - 6 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.
    Wednesday:
    1 - 2 p.m.