• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • Christmas Open House

    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.

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Christmas Open House

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December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Venue

Description

Join us for The Wagnalls Memorial annual Christmas Open House on Saturday December 8th. The library will be beautifully decorated in the theme “A Dickens Christmas” by the CornerSmiths. 10am – 12pm – Photos with Santa. Cookies & hot chocolate courtesy of The Friends of the Wagnalls Library. There is no cost but a limited number of ...
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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.

     
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    • Event
    • Description
      • Date
        November 15, 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
        November 15, 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
        November 17, 2018
        10:00 am
      • Event
        NaNoWriMo
      • Description
        National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.  On November 1, participants begin working ...
      • Date
        November 20, 2018
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Fall Story Time
      • Description
        Children’s Story Time Teacher Registration required. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register. 3 year old classes - This 45 minute class meets in ...
      • Date
        November 20, 2018
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Adult Hatha Yoga
      • Description
        Adult Yoga Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical ...
      • Date
        November 21, 2018
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Fall Story Time
      • Description
        Children’s Story Time Teacher Registration required. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register. 3 year old classes - This 45 minute class meets in ...
      • Date
        November 24, 2018
        11:30 am
      • Event
        Mabel's Mini Chefs
        $10
      • Description
        Join us and enjoy tasty Thanksgiving recipes! This class is to help children become comfortable and interested in the kitchen as well as to spend ...
      • Date
        November 27, 2018
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Fall Story Time
      • Description
        Children’s Story Time Teacher Registration required. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register. 3 year old classes - This 45 minute class meets in ...