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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
    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
    Thursday Jul 19
    • 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 Jul 21
    • 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 23
    • 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
    • Whetstone
    • 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
    • A Wrinkle in Time
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Join us for activities and fun as we explore the worlds in a Wrinkle in Time. Ages 6-14
    Tuesday Jul 24
    • 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 25
    • Beginner Robotics
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • What is a robot? How does it work? This incredible workshop will explore energy, circuitry and the "language" robots speak: programming. You'll take control of your own Bee-Bot and test out some challenges! Limit of 30 participants. Presented by COSI. 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 Jul 26
    • 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 Jul 28
    • Sidewalk Party
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Join us for fun games and activities. We'll play outside (weather permitting) with sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, jump ropes, and more. All ages
    • 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 30
    • Baby Laptime - Baby Bubble Party
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Babies love bubbles! Prepare to get wet as we play with bubbles, baby pools, water toys, and more. Outside, weather permitting. 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
    • Child's Homestead
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Explore the homesteading life through over 20 hands-on activities: grind and sift grain, roll dough, comb wool, use washboards, play with wooden stilts and hoops, and much more! Presented by Bring the Farm to You. Ages 5-11 and families
    Tuesday Jul 31
    • 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 Aug 1
    • Found Sounds: Make Your Own Sound Effects
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Listen to a retelling of a classic story with the help of sound effects and help create a new story! Learn how to make sound effects out of common household objects. Limit of 30 participants. Presented by the Cooking Caravan. All ages
    • 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 Aug 2
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
    • Whetstone
    • 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
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Whetstone
    • 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 Aug 4
    • 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
    • Read to the Dogs
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Hey, kids, dogs like a good book too! Come and read to the lovable and hard-working therapy dogs. Ages 5-11
    • 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 Aug 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
    Tuesday Aug 7
    • 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 Aug 8
    • 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

    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.