• Northern Lights

    Location Details

    4093 Cleveland Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43224
    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 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Nearby Locations

    Karl Road, Linden, Whetstone

    Other Locations

    Andrea Villanueva

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    Hi, I’m Andrea Villanueva, manager of the Northern Lights Branch. My favorite book is A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. In addition to reading I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my family and friends. Stop by – I'd love to show you what we offer at Northern Lights. 

    Upcoming Events
    Thursday Jul 19
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    • Do you know the difference between a billywig and a blobfish? Come learn all about the fantastic beasts that J. K. Rowling created as well as real-life unusual animals that live on our planet. Ages 8-11
    • Summer Homework Help Center
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Get help with summer homework projects in our Homework Help Center. For K-12 students
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • 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.
    • Career Institute: 4 Week Course
    • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    • Want to increase your chances for getting a job and learn about exciting careers? Expanding Visions Foundation presents the Career Institute for students in 9th - 12th grades. A 4-week course focused on helping you learn the skills to find a job or career. Register to reserve your spot and fill out the application at http://expandingvisions.net/ciapplication
    Monday Jul 23
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Animal Guessing Games
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    • Are you an animal expert? Guessing games and stories to test your knowledge about animals. Ages 5-8
    Tuesday Jul 24
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Bring the Farm to You
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    • 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.
    • Summer Homework Help Center
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Get help with summer homework projects in our Homework Help Center. For K-12 students
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • 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.
    Wednesday Jul 25
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Northern Lights
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    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2-6.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • 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.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Locked in the Library!
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    • Can you make it out? This interactive program requires you to solve an urgent mystery by finding clues, solving puzzles and cracking codes. Limit of 30 participants. Presented by Jenny Oney. Ages 12-17.
    Thursday Jul 26
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Summer Homework Help Center
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Get help with summer homework projects in our Homework Help Center. For K-12 students
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • 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.
    Monday Jul 30
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • The Magic of David Anthony
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    • The show includes magic, music, juggling and a lot of audience participation while encouraging children to be creative in their practice of reading, writing, math, and sports skills. All Ages.
    Tuesday Jul 31
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Puzzle the Detective
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Put on your thinking caps and act like a detective! Kids will participate in a scavenger hunt and solve cryptic puzzles, anagrams, optical illusions, and more. Ages 9-11
    • Summer Homework Help Center
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Get help with summer homework projects in our Homework Help Center. For K-12 students
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • 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.
    Wednesday Aug 1
    • Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2-6.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • 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.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Catapults & Trebuchets
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    • Explore force and motion in this surprising physics lab based on these medieval siege contraptions. Join us to design, build, test, and redesign catapults and trebuchets from recycled materials. Discover how physics is at play even in the most unlikely of circumstances. Limit of 30 participants. Presented by COSI. Ages 12-17.
    Thursday Aug 2
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Can You Dig It? Indoor Archaeological Excavation
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Calling all Junior Archaeologists! Come decorate a ceramic pot and turn it into an archaeological puzzle. Led by a professional Archaeologist, we will smash our pots on the ground, mix them up in an archaeology screen with the other participants, find our broken pottery shards, and glue them back together! Ages 7-11.
    • Summer Homework Help Center
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Get help with summer homework projects in our Homework Help Center. For K-12 students
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • 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.
    Monday Aug 6
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Tuesday Aug 7
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Wednesday Aug 8
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Thursday Aug 9
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Monday Aug 13
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Tuesday Aug 14
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Wednesday Aug 15
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Thursday Aug 16
    • ESOL Class
    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Free English Classes for speakers of other languages, provided by Columbus Literacy Council. Call 282-7661 to register. Placement in classes is based on CLC testing at CLC's location downtown.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.

    Meeting Rooms

    Homework Help
    Monday through Thursday:
    4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Open during the school year.
    Reading Buddies
    Monday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Thursday:
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.