• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • Art at the Wagnalls

    Summer art festival.
  • Gatsby at the Wagnalls

    A real bee's knee's of a fun time.

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.

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Donate to Wagnalls!

 

 

Calling all Artists!: Art at the Wagnalls

The Wagnalls Memorial located in Lithopolis, Ohio just outside of Columbus is hosting its first outdoor summer art festival, “Art at the Wagnalls,” on Saturday, August 10, 2019. This exciting event will feature fine artists and artisans specializing in painting,  photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, wood, metal, and other mixed media. Vendors may secure their space now for just $100! This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents and keep 100% of your sales at an art festival that will be heavily promoted across various media outlets. $600 first place, $250 second place, $150 third place art entry awards.  Deadline: June 28, 2019. For more information, contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or call 216-741-1533.

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Second Annual Gatsby at the Wagnalls!

The Wagnalls Memorial invites you to the second annual Gatsby at Wagnalls on October 12, 2019 at The Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis, Ohio. Come experience the magical spirit of the Roaring Twenties at a glamorous evening wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed couture. The event will benefit Wagnalls Memorial Foundation. There will be a fabulous silent auction featuring unique items and gift packages. Early bird ticket: $45.00, General ticket: $50.00, For more info, contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or call 216-741-1533.

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  • “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
        May 27, 2019
        9:00 am
      • Event
        Friends of Wagnalls Book Sale
      • Description
        Friends of the Library Book Sale Memorial Day Monday May 27 9am - 3pm Special preview for members of the Friends of Wagnalls: Thursday May ...
      • Date
        May 28, 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 or The Wagnalls Gardens (weather permitting) Explore ...
      • Date
        May 29, 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
        May 30, 2019
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        Art Classes
        $10
      • Description
        Wagnalls Art Classes This spring, artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on ...
      • Date
        June 1, 2019
        10:00 am
      • Event
        Class (PRIVATE)
      • Description
        Our historic auditorium seats up to 300 and can be rented for classes or performances. Bloom Township Residents: $60/hour Non Bloom Township ...
      • Date
        June 3, 2019
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Typing Basics
      • Description
        Learn through exercises how to type or how to type more efficiently. This class was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library ...