• 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
    Thursday May 26
    • YouMedia Teens
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 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.
    Friday May 27
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Saturday May 28
    • 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 May 30
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Tuesday May 31
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Wednesday Jun 1
    • 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.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Friday Jun 3
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    Saturday Jun 4
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    • Chulo the Clown - Hola Chulo
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Join Chulo and become part of the show! There will be magic, games, balloons and a lot of laughs. All ages.
    Monday Jun 6
    • 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 7
    • Renuka Bhatt - Henna Tattoos
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Learn about the culture, history and art of henna tattoos. Renuka will apply the henna designs! Ages 12-17
    • 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 8
    • 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 9
    • Elephant & Piggie Puppet Show
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Enjoy a puppet show featuring Piggie and Gerald from the beloved Mo Willems series.
    • 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 Jun 10
    • 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 Jun 11
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    • Ironwood Wolves
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • See the ambassador wolf, and learn about the family life, habitat, diet, and myths about wolves. All ages
    Monday Jun 13
    • 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 14
    • Nancy Lockard - Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • 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
    • 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 15
    • 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 16
    • Joanie Calem - Be A Hero!
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Stories and songs take us on flights of fancy through favorite storybooks. 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 Jun 17
    • 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 Jun 18
    • ESOL English Classes
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Free English class. Call Columbus Literacy Council at 282-7661 to register.
    • Ohio Nature Education Reach for the Stars
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Delve into how big our universe is by getting your hands in play dough, or making a pocket solar system which is yours to take home, or study the phases of the Moon using mini Oreo cookies that you'll get to eat. When we say hands on astronomy, we mean get your hands dirty astronomy.
    Monday Jun 20
    • 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 21
    • Queen (Shirley Parish) Najla-Storytelling Drum Circles
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • Box drums, conga, djun djun, and other percussion instruments will be used to play poly rhythms and other creative music. Limbo, dance and games are included. Ages 5 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.
    • 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 22
    • 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 23
    • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Visit
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Whitehall
    • More Information
    • The Columbus Zoo will show and tell about live animals and what makes them unique. Ages 3-11
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    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:
    3:30 - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    3:30 - 5 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    3:30 - 5 p.m.