• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • 3rd Annual Yule Ball

    Mark your calendars.
  • Business Boot Camp

    A small business and nonprofit series.

Welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library

Guests who visit the Wagnalls Memorial for the first time are enthralled by its Tudor-Gothic style that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. The vaulted ceilings, rich oak woodwork, native-freestone, hanging metal chandeliers, steep pitched roof, window casements, carved wood sculptures, and other architectural characteristics make the turn-of-the-century library a truly unique destination. A vital community resource, the library provides people living in the Columbus area and visitors with a center for educational, cultural, and literary arts activities. We invite you to tour our beautiful library, manicured gardens, and historic theater and to consider supporting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation so we may continue to preserve and operate this historic community treasure.

Holiday Hours
We will be closed December 22 – January 1. We will reopen our regular hours on January 2.

Donate to Wagnalls!

Yule Ball

Details

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25

Venue

Loft,
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Description

You are invited to our 3rd Annual Yule Ball in The Wagnalls Memorial Loft. Experience The Wagnalls Memorial transformed into Hogwarts for the night. It will be a magical evening under twinkling lights! There will be a DJ, dancing, appetizers, prizes and a cash bar with beer, wine and specialty Harry Potter drinks. Non-alcoholic drinks are included ...
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Wagnalls Business Boot Camp

Get your small business or nonprofit organization in shape at our Business Boot Camp series. Knowledgeable guest speakers will guide you through topics including marketing, promotional materials, how to get funding, and more. Additional information and ticket info is coming soon!

Date and Info Coming Soon!

  • “Best library in Ohio! Such history and the library itself is a wonder to behold.” – Rosi V.

  • What's Happening - Community Events

    The Wagnalls Memorial Library is proud to offer a series of events created at the request of the community.

     
    • Date
    • Event
    • Description
      • Date
        December 19, 2018
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        DA Owls
      • Description
        HAPPY CHRISTMAS We don't have enough time to knit a sweater like Molly Weasley, but we will celebrate the season by making Har...
      • Date
        December 20, 2018
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        Art Classes
        $10
      • Description
        Wagnalls Paint Night This fall, artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on Thursdays.  Classes for children age ...
      • Date
        December 20, 2018
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        Teen Book Club
      • Description
        In December, our Teen Book Club genre will be Christmas.  The book we will be discussing is Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire.  After we discuss the ...
      • Date
        December 20, 2018
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Tween & Teen Yoga Classes
      • Description
        Tween+Teen Yoga Session: January 10 - February 7 (5 week session) Time: 6:30-7:15pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building This ...
      • Date
        December 20, 2018
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Writing Club
      • Description
        Join us for a fun writing exercise.  After we've strengthened our minds, we will partake in some friendly wisdom.  We will gather at the Wagnalls ...
      • Date
        December 20, 2018
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Art Classes
        $10
      • Description
        Wagnalls Paint Night This fall, artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on Thursdays.  Classes for children age ...
      • Date
        January 8, 2019
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Adult Hatha Yoga
        $10
      • Description
        Adult Yoga Adult Hatha Yoga Session: January 8 - February 12 (6 week session) Time: 6:30-7:30pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building ...