• Location Details

    850 N. Nelson Road
    Columbus, OH 43219
    614-645-2275

    Hours

    Mon-Thur: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sun: 1 - 5 p.m.

    Nearby Locations

    Linden, Main Library, Martin Luther King

    Other Locations

    Christiana Trecker

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    Hi, I’m Christiana Trecker, manager of the Shepard Branch. My favorite book is Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I also enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

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

    Upcoming Events
    Monday Jun 26
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    Tuesday Jun 27
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Nancy Lockard - Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • 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 0-5
    • Nancy Lockard - Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • 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 0-5
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Free English Class for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 or visiting www.columbusliteracy.org.
    Wednesday Jun 28
    • Mimi Chenfeld - The Queen of Fun!
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    • Collegewise Workshop Essays!
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Collegewise: Writing Great College Essays! Learn how to write a college essay. Presented by Collegewise-Dublin. Ages 14-18
    Thursday Jun 29
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Free English Class for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 or visiting www.columbusliteracy.org.
    Friday Jun 30
    • O'Riley Read Aloud
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Join us for stories shared aloud under O'Riley the Bookworm in the Children's area. All ages
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    Saturday Jul 1
    • Richens/Timm Academy - Irish Dance
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Traditional and lively Irish Step Dancers. The program also includes facts about the dances and costumes. All ages
    Monday Jul 3
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    Wednesday Jul 5
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    • College Essay Writing Workshop
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Join our college essay advisers for useful tips, tricks and strategies to help you tackle one of the toughest parts of the college application process. Learn what role the essay plays, how to choose your topic, how to execute your ideas using a writing process that works and what to expect from the school-specific supplemental essay questions. Ages 14-18.
    Thursday Jul 6
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Free English Class for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 or visiting www.columbusliteracy.org.
    Friday Jul 7
    • O'Riley Read Aloud
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Join us for stories shared aloud under O'Riley the Bookworm in the Children's area. All ages
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    Monday Jul 10
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    Tuesday Jul 11
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Free English Class for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 or visiting www.columbusliteracy.org.
    Wednesday Jul 12
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    Thursday Jul 13
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Free English Class for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 or visiting www.columbusliteracy.org.
    Friday Jul 14
    • O'Riley Read Aloud
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Join us for stories shared aloud under O'Riley the Bookworm in the Children's area. All ages
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    Saturday Jul 15
    • Princeton Review - ACT Practice Test
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Find out how you will score by taking a full-length ACT practice test given under the same testing conditions as the actual exams. You'll learn about the endurance and skill needed to score high on the ACT, and you will get a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses. Email address required when registering to receive test scores. Participants MUST register at www.princetonreview.com/freepracticetest. Ages 14-18 only.
    Monday Jul 17
    • Jungle Bob's Educational Animal Show
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Learn about and see a variety of animals including reptiles, mammals, and insects. Fun and interactive. All Ages
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    Tuesday Jul 18
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Free English Class for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 or visiting www.columbusliteracy.org.
    Wednesday Jul 19
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    • College Essay Writing Workshop
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Join our college essay advisers for useful tips, tricks and strategies to help you tackle one of the toughest parts of the college application process. Learn what role the essay plays, how to choose your topic, how to execute your ideas using a writing process that works and what to expect from the school-specific supplemental essay questions. Ages 14-18.
    Thursday Jul 20
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dublin
    • 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 years
    • Bob Abdou - Mr. Puppet
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • These comical and imaginative puppets make this show educational as well as lots of fun! Ages 3-11/families.
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Free English Class for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 or visiting www.columbusliteracy.org.
    Friday Jul 21
    • O'Riley Read Aloud
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Join us for stories shared aloud under O'Riley the Bookworm in the Children's area. All ages
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home. Ages 3-5 and their parents.
    Saturday Jul 22
    • Richens/Timm Academy - Irish Dance
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Traditional and lively Irish Step Dancers. The program also includes facts about the dances and costumes. All ages
    Monday Jul 24
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Checkmates Chess Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Keep your brain sharp and have fun by playing chess. Play with us and improve your game. Recreational fun, no instruction. Chess sets provided. Ages 5-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dublin
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Space is limited. Grades K-3.

    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
    Tuesday:
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Thursday:
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Friday:
    2 - 3 p.m.