• Location Details

    1423 N. High St.
    Columbus, OH 43201
    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

    Linden, Main Library, Whetstone

    Other Locations

    Adam Hochstetler

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    Hi, I’m Adam Hochstetler, manager of the Northside Branch. My favorite books are Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner, among many others. In addition to reading I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends. Stop by – I'd love to show you what we offer at Northside. 

    Upcoming Events
    Monday Jun 25
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
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    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jun 26
    • Comic Books with Grace Ellis
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • Learn about the world of comics from Grace Ellis, co-creator of bestselling comic Lumberjanes. Participants will create short comic strips, building their own characters and worlds, and will learn about careers in comic books. This is a two part program on June 26 and July 10. Ages 12-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jun 27
    • Superhero Science
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • It's a bird! It's a plane! Nah, it's super-science! In this interactive workshop with COSI, you'll explore the science behind saving the day. You'll examine temperature, manipulate light, and test speed to see how "super powers" surround us each and every day. You'll even see (and feel) the electrifying, hair-raising power of electricity firsthand. This summer, you can keep the city safe and sound with science on your side. Limit of 30 participants. Ages 6-11.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jun 28
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Northside
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    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Super Secret Spy Club
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • Have you ever wanted to be like James Bond or Black Widow? Here's your chance! Train with us to learn about real spies, secret code encryptions, fingerprinting, and more! Ages 6-11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Monday Jul 2
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 3
    • L.A.B.
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • Explore a topic through fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels at Learning and Books. Ages 12-17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jul 5
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Junior Engineer
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • Become an engineer as you build sky-high standing towers, energize light bulbs, program real robots, and design your own floating boats. Limit of 30 participants. Presented by COSI. Ages preschool-K.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Monday Jul 9
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 10
    • Comic Books with Grace Ellis
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • Learn about the world of comics from Grace Ellis, co-creator of bestselling comic Lumberjanes. Participants will create short comic strips, building their own characters and worlds, and will learn about careers in comic books. This is a two part program on June 26 and July 10. Ages 12-17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jul 11
    • Maple Sugaring
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • Explore the visual history and lore of syrup-making, including Native American techniques to modern techniques, demonstrating the steps it takes to turn clear tree sap into sweet maple syrup. Presented by Bring the Farm to You. All ages.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jul 12
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • What's your Superpower?
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • Almost Amazing Melody the Magician needs help determining her superhero power! She tries out various talents but can't seem to accomplish her goal. This hilarious, interactive show will make you realize the greatest power of all. Presented by Rebecca MacDowell. Ages 6-11
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
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    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Monday Jul 16
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 17
    • L.A.B.
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • Explore a topic through fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels at Learning and Books. Ages 12-17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jul 18
    • Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • 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. Presented by Nancy Lockard. All ages.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jul 19
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Drawing Super Heroes and Villains
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Northside
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    • Young artists get to watch animated super hero shorts then draw characters as they work to finish this fun, interactive story. This program promotes drawing, creativity, and storytelling to kids in a super way. Presented by Steve Harpster. Ages 6-11.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Northside
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.

    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:
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday:
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.