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    Location Details

    3909 N. High Street
    Columbus, OH 43214
    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

    Karl Road, Northern Lights, Northside

    Other Locations

    Jen Hess

    Jen Hess

    Welcome, I'm Jen Hess, manager of the Whetstone Branch. My favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird and Outliers. I was on The Ohio State University Synchronized Swim Team and I'm a National Champion with a ring to prove it.

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

     

     

    Upcoming Events
    Wednesday Jun 20
    • The Promised Land: John Parker and the Underground Railroad
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • John Parker, conductor on the Underground Railroad, describes the dangers for those who attempted to escape slavery and for those who dared to help them. Featuring Anthony Gibbs as John Parker. Ages 8 and up
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! Ages 0-6
    Thursday Jun 21
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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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
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! Ages 5-8
    Saturday Jun 23
    • Ready For Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    • A 30 minute session for children ages 3-6 and their parents to "play school." Learn and practice the skills children need to be ready for Kindergarten such as writing your name, letter sounds, cutting with scissors and lining up. Receive homework to continue to practice for Kindergarten. Ages 3-6
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Monday Jun 25
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Erica Carlson - Have a Blast Magic
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • A mix of comedy and magic that is sure to leave you giggling. With lots of silly surprises here and there, you'll ask yourself if Sedgewick the live hedgehog is going to blast off into space or stick around for the fun. You better watch to find out! Presented by Erica Carlson. Ages 2-7
    Tuesday Jun 26
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Wednesday Jun 27
    • Super Secret Spy Club
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! Ages 0-6
    Thursday Jun 28
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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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
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! Ages 5-8
    Saturday Jun 30
    • Jammin' with Annie
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Children will jam along with Annie as they play a variety of percussion instruments throughout the program. This interactive musical experience includes finger puppets, singing and dancing with a focus on the wonders of books! Presented by Annie Hawe. Ages 2-9
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Monday Jul 2
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Mr. Puppet
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • These comical and imaginative puppets make this show educational as well as lots of fun! Featuring Bob Abdou. Ages 3-11 and families
    Tuesday Jul 3
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Thursday Jul 5
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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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
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • More Information
    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! Ages 5-8
    Saturday Jul 7
    • Ready For Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    • A 30 minute session for children ages 3-6 and their parents to "play school." Learn and practice the skills children need to be ready for Kindergarten such as writing your name, letter sounds, cutting with scissors and lining up. Receive homework to continue to practice for Kindergarten. Ages 3-6
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Monday Jul 9
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Library Bingo
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Join us for some exciting games of Library Bingo, featuring characters, titles, and authors of books you love. Play for your choice of brand-new books to take home! Ages 6-11
    Tuesday Jul 10
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Wednesday Jul 11
    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Juggling
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Get started on the basics of juggling. You WILL NOT leave able to juggle, but you might pick up a couple of other things along the way. Patience. Determination. Bean Bags. Ages 8-11
    • Roller Coaster Creators
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Put the force of gravity to the test in a wild marble challenge! Build your own roller coaster around chairs, through desks, and across chalkboards. If you can dream it, you can design it, build it, test it, and perfect it! Limit of 30 participants. Presented by COSI. Ages 12-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! Ages 0-6
    Thursday Jul 12
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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    • 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
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Secret Book Squad
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Whetstone
    • More Information
    • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Join us every week on an adventure into the UNKNOWN! Discover STRANGE facts. Get EXCITED! INTERESTING things could happen....maybe even WEIRD! SHHH! Don't tell anyone! What we learn in SECRET BOOK SQUAD must stay in SECRET BOOK SQUAD! Ages 5-8
    Saturday Jul 14
    • Book Transformer
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • You can't write and draw in, cut up and glue a library book, can you? Today, you can! Come choose a former library book and transform it into a new story. We bring the supplies, you bring your creativity. Be an author, illustrator, and book designer and let your imagination run wild! Ages 5-12
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Monday Jul 16
    • Baby Laptime
    • 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Baby Laptime
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    • Puppet Show
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Watch great stories come to life on our puppet stage. Our puppet characters' hilarious antics will have you rolling in the aisles! All ages
    Tuesday Jul 17
    • Reading Buddies
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and improve your reading comprehension skills. Grades K-3
    Wednesday Jul 18
    • Ohio History Center - Fossils
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Explore the fossils of small and large animals that called Ohio home long, long ago led by David Dyer, Natural History Curator at the Ohio History Connection. Ages 5-12
    • Henna Tattoos
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Learn about the culture, history and art of henna tattoos. Renuka Bhatt will be applying henna tattoos! Ages 12-17
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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    • Families that read together achieve together. Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills! Ages 0-6

    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
    Monday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Thursday:
    1 - 2 p.m.
    Saturday:
    1 - 2 p.m.