• 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
    Monday May 28
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    Tuesday May 29
    • 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.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • After School Snack
    • 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    Wednesday May 30
    • ABLE/GED Class
    • 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education department at 614-365-5245, extension 237.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Northern Lights
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    • 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
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • After School Snack
    • 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    Thursday May 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.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • After School Snack
    • 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    Monday Jun 4
    • Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off Party!
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Party down and get signed up for Summer Reading Club! Have fun with games and activities, and stock up on lots of great books to read this summer! All Ages
    • 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.
    • Family Fun Drum Circle
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Dance with box drums, conga, djun djun, and other percussion instruments. Join Queen Najla for the Limbo and other games. Featuring Shirley Parish. Ages 5 and up and families.
    Tuesday Jun 5
    • 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.
    • Pete the Cat Party
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    • It's all good at the Pete the Cat Party. Join us for fun stories and activities about everyone's favorite blue cat. Ages 5-8
    • 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.
    Wednesday Jun 6
    • 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.
    • Teens Connect
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Come hang out with friends and learn something new!
    Thursday Jun 7
    • 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.
    • Irish Dance
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Traditional and lively Irish Step Dancers. The program also includes facts about the dances and costumes. Presented by Richens/Timm Academy. 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.
    Monday Jun 11
    • 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 Queen of Fun!
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Join Mimi Chenfeld, the Queen of Fun, for music, stories, movement and play. A celebration of ideas with audience participation that will enhance the spirit of peace and love. All ages.
    Tuesday Jun 12
    • 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.
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Whatever you do, don't touch the cheese! Hilarious activities inspired by the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series. Ages 9-11
    • 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
    • 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 Jun 13
    • 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.
    • Teens Connect
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northern Lights
    • More Information
    • Come hang out with friends and learn something new!
    Thursday Jun 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.
    • Abe Lincoln for Kids
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Hear Robert Brugler, portraying the 16th President, tell stories about Abraham Lincoln's interesting life. Ages 6-11.
    • 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 Jun 18
    • 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.
    • Reptiles 101
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • A hands-on, up-close and personal education on reptiles and other animals. Presented by PT Reptiles-The Second Generation. All ages.
    Tuesday Jun 19
    • 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.
    • Process Art
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Process art emphasizes the process of making art, rather than the finished result. Come and be free to paint, explore, discover, and imagine! Ages 6-11
    • 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 Jun 20
    • 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
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    • Be a better reader with one-on-one reading- 15 minutes at a time. Students K-3.
    • Puzzle of Pots
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    • Calling all junior Archaeologists! Come and decorate a ceramic pot and smash it into an archaeological puzzle. Led by an Archaeologist, participants will work in an archaeological dig to find the pieces to their pot and put it back together. Limit of 40 participants. Presented by Jeff White. Ages 12-17.
    Thursday Jun 21
    • 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.
    • Let's Throw Stories
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Northern Lights
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    • Folktale adaptations and fables rooted in African and African-American storytelling traditions. Presented by Lyn Ford. All ages.
    • 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.
    • 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

    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:
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Thursday:
    4 - 5 p.m.