• 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.

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

Donate to Wagnalls!

Christmas Open House

Details

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.

     
    • Date
    • Event
    • Description
      • Date
        December 12, 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
        December 12, 2018
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        DIY Presents - Beginner Class
        $2
      • Description
        Come and learn how to make birds out of yarn.  The DIY craft can be gifted for Christmas!  To attend you must sign up and pay the $2 material fee.
      • Date
        December 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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
        December 15, 2018
        11:30 am
      • Event
        Mabel's Mini Chefs
        $10
      • Description
        Join us and enjoy tasty Christmas recipes! This class is to help children become comfortable and interested in the kitchen as well as to spend some ...
      • 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...