• 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
    Monday Jul 6
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 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 - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come for stories, songs and rhymes full of skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • MobyMax Time
    • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • For students of Whitehall City Schools. Come to the library to work on your MobyMax. We have computers set aside and staff assistance.
    Tuesday Jul 7
    • 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!
    Wednesday Jul 8
    • Christa Hein - Chick Hatching
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • MobyMax Time
    • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • For students of Whitehall City Schools. Come to the library to work on your MobyMax. We have computers set aside and staff assistance.
    Thursday Jul 9
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Teen Hang O.U.T.
    • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come to the library with your friends, play a game, listen to music or just hang out. Ages 12-17
    Friday Jul 10
    • 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.
    Saturday Jul 11
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come for stories, songs and rhymes full of skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten.
    • Erica Carlson - Balloon Workshop
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 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
    Monday Jul 13
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 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
    • Art Smart
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Creating art is fun for children and develops fine motor skills, language, problem solving, and inventiveness. Stories and art activities for children 5 and under, accompanied by a caregiver.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Jack Brown - Mini-Maker Space: How are things made'
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Mini-Maker Space: How are things made' Tools that make tools. Once, most things were made by hand, today most things are machine made. Come to the library to use a tool that made this possible. Travel 1,000 years back in time to see the beginning of tools that could make themselves. You will start with an ancient tool called the lathe. The version you will be using started as a hand (and foot) powered device -- and you will see the improvements that changed it into the robots of today. Everybody gets to participate. Age 10 -14
    Tuesday Jul 14
    • 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!
    Wednesday Jul 15
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come for stories, songs and rhymes full of skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Columbus Museum of Art - Super Heroes!
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Every super hero needs a hideout. Invent your super alter-ego, and build a tiny lair with everything you need to save people and fight crime. For ages 7-12
    Thursday Jul 16
    • 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.
    • 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!
    Friday Jul 17
    • 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.
    Saturday Jul 18
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come for stories, songs and rhymes full of skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten.
    Monday Jul 20
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 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
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Kitchen Concoctions: Noodlemania!
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Children will learn about the rich history of the wonderful and versatile noodle, with stories and recipes, culminating in an activity where they can make their own noodles to take home. Ages 6-10
    Tuesday Jul 21
    • 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!
    Wednesday Jul 22
    • Super Seussabration
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Let's celebrate all things Seuss with stories, fun and a chance to win your own books.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Be a Hero: The Incredible GUAC
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • 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.
    Thursday Jul 23
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Renuka Bhatt - Henna Tattoo
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Teens will learn about the culture, history and art of mehndi. Participants will receive temporary henna tattoos. Ages 12-18
    Friday Jul 24
    • 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.
    Saturday Jul 25
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come for stories, songs and rhymes full of skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten.
    Monday Jul 27
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 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
    • Bring the Farm to You!
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Bird Is The Word
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Angry Birds program with vocabulary. Play the game you love and learn at the same time. Do you know what an indignant fowl is' You will after you play Bird Is The Word. Ages 6-11
    Tuesday Jul 28
    • 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!
    Wednesday Jul 29
    • Traditional Tales With A Twist Puppet Show
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • 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 2-11
    • Traditional Tales Puppet Show
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Jack Brown - Measuring LEGOs
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Are all 2 by 4 LEGOs really the same size' How can you tell' Let's use some modern tools to find out if they differ as much as the width of a human hair! You will use calipers, micrometers, and microscopes to look at LEGO's in a new way. Age 10 -14
    Thursday Jul 30
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Teen Hang O.U.T.
    • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come to the library with your friends, play a game, listen to music or just hang out. Ages 12-17
    Friday Jul 31
    • 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.
    Saturday Aug 1
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come for stories, songs and rhymes full of skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten.
    Monday Aug 3
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 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 - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Come for stories, songs and rhymes full of skills to get your child ready for Kindergarten.
    • 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!

    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.
    Thursday:
    1 - 2 p.m.