• Location Details

    850 N. Nelson Road
    Columbus, OH 43219
    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 - 5 p.m.

    Nearby Locations

    Linden, Main Library, Martin Luther King

    Other Locations

    Christiana Trecker

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    Hi, I’m Christiana Trecker, manager of the Shepard Branch. My favorite book is Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I also enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

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

    Upcoming Events
    Tuesday Jun 19
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Shepard
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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 2-6 years
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    • Ice Cream Social
    • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Shepard
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    • Volunteen Ice Cream Social 3 to 4 pm
    Wednesday Jun 20
    • Immature Fun
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
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    • Stories, jokes, tricks, gags, and fun, ranging from silly to gross! Ages 9-11.
    • Quiet Reading Lounge
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Drop in and cozy up with your favorite books!
    Thursday Jun 21
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    • Henna Tattoos
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
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    • Learn about the culture, history and art of henna tattoos. Renuka Bhatt will be applying henna tattoos! Ages 12-17.
    Friday Jun 22
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Monday Jun 25
    • Bring the Farm to You
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
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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.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jun 26
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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 2-6 years
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    • Explore your creativity with Doctah X
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
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    • You are invited to an open mic! Come and share your favorite poem, rap or sing while Doctah X provides a dub sound track for the performance. Ages 12-17.
    Wednesday Jun 27
    • Toy Science
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Play with toys. Have some fun. Learning is a distinct possibility. Ages 9-11
    • Quiet Reading Lounge
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Drop in and cozy up with your favorite books!
    Thursday Jun 28
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Friday Jun 29
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Monday Jul 2
    • Discovering Dinosaurs
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Dig into discovery and explore how prehistoric creatures might've lived. Use real excavation tools to study fossil remains, solve the puzzle of Earth's geological layers and its massive time scale, measure yourself against dinosaur footprints and interact with a real, living dino-descendant. Limit of 30 participants. Presented by COSI. Ages 6-13.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 3
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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 2-6 years
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Thursday Jul 5
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Friday Jul 6
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Monday Jul 9
    • Turtle Lady & Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 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. Ages 5-11.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 10
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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 2-6 years
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Wednesday Jul 11
    • Animal Guessing Games
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Are you an animal expert? Guessing games and stories to test your knowledge about animals. Ages 5-8
    • Quiet Reading Lounge
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Drop in and cozy up with your favorite books!
    Thursday Jul 12
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Friday Jul 13
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Monday Jul 16
    • Wild Canids of North America
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • Meet and learn about wild canids you might see here in North America. Myths and facts are revealed: from wolves, coyotes and foxes; all species are covered. Presented by Ironwood Wolves. All ages.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.
    Tuesday Jul 17
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Shepard
    • 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 2-6 years
    • Reading Buddies
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Shepard
    • More Information
    • 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.

    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:
    5 - 6 p.m.
    Tuesday:
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Thursday:
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Friday:
    2 - 3 p.m.