We completed Phase I of our aspirational building program to bring 21st century libraries to 10 communities. Check out this booklet we created to celebrate the journey.

We’re now thrilled to be embarking on Phase II: new branches for Karl Road, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg, as well as a major renovation of our Hilltop Branch. These buildings were selected based on their age, use and the growing needs of the communities they serve.


Karl Road Branch

Design Meetings:
• Community input meeting: Feb. 28, 2019
• Design unveiling meeting: June 27, 2019

New building: 5590 Karl Rd.
Current Sq. Ft. 20,000 / Proposed New Sq. Ft. 40,000
Groundbreaking: Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. CANCELED
Expected to open in 2021

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Hilltop Branch

Design Meetings:
• Community input meeting: April 4, 2019
• Design unveiling meeting: July 11, 2019

Renovation/Expansion: 511 S. Hague Ave.
Current Sq. Ft. 20,000 / Proposed New Sq. Ft. 32,500
Expected to kick off in 2020 and reopen in 2021

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Gahanna Branch

Design Meetings:
• Community input meeting: Aug. 8, 2019
• Design unveiling meeting: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 5:30-7 p.m. CANCELED

New building: 310 Granville St.
Current Sq. Ft. 21,400 / Proposed New Sq. Ft. 35,800 
Expected to break ground in 2020 and open in 2021

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Reynoldsburg Branch

Design Meetings:
• Community input meeting: TBD
• Design unveiling meeting: TBD

New building: Site selection underway
Current Sq. Ft. 19,800 / Proposed New Sq. Ft. 37,500
Expected to break ground in 2020 and open in 2021

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