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The Wagnalls Memorial is a storied and valuable arts, cultural, and educational destination in Central Ohio since 1925. The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering culture and education by means of the Wagnalls Memorial Library, Community Theater, and Scholarship Program.

  • Scholarships

    The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation is proud to provide a number of scholarships for our community.

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  • Tales from the Castle

    Read the latest articles from 'Tales from the Castle', the Wagnalls Memorial Library blog.

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  • Read The Latest Newsletter

    Keep up with all the latest Wagnalls news with the monthly newsletter.

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    On May 30, 1925, Mabel Wagnalls Jones dedicated The Wagnalls Memorial Library in honor of her parents, Adam and Anna Willis Wagnalls. Both were natives of Lithopolis, and Adam was a founder of the publishing giant, Funk & Wagnalls.

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Visit The Wagnalls Memorial Library

Today's Hours
10am - 5pm


Patron Services Desk
(614) 837-4765 ext 2
Tech Tutor
(614) 837-4765 ext 112
Children’s Library
(614) 837-4765 ext 118

Upcoming Events

2024 Strings for Spring Annual Gala

02 March, 2024 @ 07:00 PM

Celebrate with us at this elegant evening in The Wagnalls Memorial featuring the Bobby Floyd Trio, heavy appetizers and drinks, and silent and live auctions.


Finding the Balance

07 March, 2024 @ 06:30 PM

A Whole Body Approach to Health and Wellness


Bloom Carroll Jazz Orchestra

08 March, 2024 @ 07:00 PM

Come enjoy the award-winning sounds of BCJO!

Adult tickets are $10 each, students and seniors are $5 each. BCJO will receive a portion of ticket sales!

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09 March, 2024 @ 01:00 PM

Earthlings, join us for a lesson in UFOlogy from Chris Frantz!


House at Pooh Corner

19 Apr, 2024 @ 07:00 PM – 28 Apr, 2024 @ 09:30 PM

Wagnalls Community Theater presents The House at Pooh Corner!

  • April 19 & 20 at 7 pm and April 21 at 2 pm
  • April 26 & 27 at 7 pm and April 28 at 2 pm

Purchase tickets in the Library or Online!


The Muleskinner Band

17 May, 2024 @ 07:00 PM

Join us for some Bluegrass with Bill Purk and Reed Jones.

All tickets are general seating and $10 each. Buy Tickets

Wagnalls' doors open at 6:30 pm, and the auditorium doors open at 6:45 pm.