Reinvesting in Our Communities

We completed Phase I of our aspirational building program to bring 21st century libraries to 10 communities. Check out this booklet we created to celebrate the journey.

We’re now thrilled to be embarking on Phase II: new branches for Karl Road, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg, as well as a major renovation of our Hilltop Branch. These buildings were selected based on their age, use and the growing needs of the communities they serve.

Our new Karl Road Branch and transformed Hilltop Branch are under construction, and work is underway on our new Gahanna and Reynoldsburg branches following a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Karl Road Branch

The branch at 5590 Karl Rd. is closed so we can finish construction on the site. Visit nearby locations until we open our new branch later this year.

New building: 5590 Karl Rd.
Current Sq. Ft.: 20,000
New Sq. Ft.: 40,000

Expected to open in 2021

Architect

Construction Manager at Risk

Hilltop Branch

Our temporary location at 3658 Soldano Blvd., in the Consumer Square West shopping center, is open to serve our customers.

Renovation/Expansion: 511 S. Hague Ave.
Current Sq. Ft.: 20,000
New Sq. Ft.: 32,500

Expected to reopen in 2021

Architect

Construction Manager at Risk

Gahanna Branch

We’re closing the Gahanna Branch at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 so we can move to our temporary location, at 310 Hamilton Rd., in the Hunter’s Ridge Shopping Center. Our temporary location will open Monday, June 28.

New building: 310 Granville St.
Current Sq. Ft:. 21,400
New Sq. Ft:. 37,500

Expected to open in 2022

Architect

Construction Manager at Risk

Reynoldsburg Branch

We held a virtual community meeting about the new Reynoldsburg Branch on April 28. Stay tuned for more info!

New building: 1402 Brice Rd.
Current Sq. Ft:. 19,800
New Sq. Ft:. 37,500

Expected to open in 2022 or 2023

Architects

Construction Manager at Risk