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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The Yule Ball

You are invited to our 4th Annual Yule Ball in The Wagnalls Memorial Loft. Experience The Wagnalls Memorial transformed into the Great Hall for the night. It will be a magical evening under twinkling lights! There will be a DJ, dancing, appetizers, prizes, tarot card readings and a cash bar with beer, wine and specialty drinks from the wizarding world. Non-alcoholic drinks are included in the ticket price. The dress for this event is semi-formal, although dress robes and witch and wizard costumes are also encouraged!

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Wagnalls Scholarships

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation awards various scholarships to local graduating seniors and college students who meet specific requirements. We are committed to providing area youth with incentives to pursue higher education and welcome donations from individuals and corporations to support the Wagnalls College Scholarship program.

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

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What’s Happening – Community Events

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

Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Adult Hatha Yoga

Adult Hatha Yoga Time: 6:30-7:30pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building or The Wagnalls Gardens (weather permitting) Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical poses, breath practice, meditation and time for deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Bring a mat! Drop-ins are […]

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$10

Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

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 their reading skills. Why read to dogs? • They create a relaxed environment for the kids • They listen attentively • They do not judge, laugh, or criticize • They allow […]

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Reading Buddies

Grades K - 3rd We want to encourage your student to be the best reader they can be!  These are 30 minute reading sessions with a volunteer.  Choose a book or bring a book you are reading for school. We will follow the Bloom Carroll Local Schools calendar.  Anytime Bloom Carroll Local Schools are not […]

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Class (PRIVATE)

The Community Building can be the perfect location for your class or business meeting!  Room for up to 120 people.  Projector and screen available upon request. Contact Sarah for more information smayzum@wagnalls.org 614-837-4765 ext 126

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Meeting (PRIVATE)

The Banquet Hall can make the perfect spot for your meeting. Seating for up to 120 people. Projector and screen available upon request. Please contact Sarah for pricing and more information at smayzum@wagnalls.org or 614-837-4765 ext 126.

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Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Art Classes

Artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on Thursdays. Children will be from 5pm - 6pm. Adults will be from 6pm - 7pm. Classes will be $10 a class.  Drop-ins welcome.  Bring a current project for Julian to help with or […]

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$10

Adult Book Club

Join us in the Loft from 6:45pm - 8:00pm to discuss this month's book selection.  January's selection is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith. The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside. Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds […]

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