• 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.

Donate to Wagnalls!

 

On February 18th, The Wagnalls Memorial will be closed for President’s Day!

Yule Ball

Details

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

Venue

Loft,
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+ Google Map

Description

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! 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-al...
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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
        February 19, 2019
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Adult Hatha Yoga
        $10
      • Description
        Adult Yoga Adult Hatha Yoga Time: 6:30-7:30pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, ...
      • Date
        February 20, 2019
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        How to Use OverDrive
      • Description
        Learn how to use your library card to check out ebooks and audiobooks online! This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum ...
      • Date
        February 20, 2019
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        Dog Tales
      • Description
        Dog Tales Our well-behaved canine friends are here to read with your kids! Registered therapy dogs offer young readers a fun environment to learn and mater ...
      • Date
        February 21, 2019
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        Art Classes
        $10
      • Description
        Wagnalls Paint Night This winter, artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on ...
      • Date
        February 21, 2019
        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
        February 23, 2019
        8:00 am
      • Event
        Class (PRIVATE)
      • Description
        The Community Building can be the perfect location for your class!  Room for up to 120 people with tables and chairs set up to your specifications. ...
      • Date
        February 23, 2019
        11:30 am
      • Event
        Mabel's Mini Chefs
        $10
      • Description
        Join us in making Japanese lunch bento boxes! This class is to help children become comfortable and interested in the kitchen as well as to spend ...
      • Date
        February 23, 2019
        12:00 pm
      • Event
        Baby Shower (PRIVATE)
      • Description
        The Banquet Hall is the perfect spot for a baby shower!  Located on the lower level of the library, the banquet hall has tables and chairs set up ...