The Library is reopening on June 29th

Library summer hours starting on June 29th will be Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our outside book drop is now open!  We are quarantining all returns for at least 72 hours before they are checked in.

Starting June 29th, computer lab use will be by appointment only.  Please call 614-837-4765 to speak to a staff member to reserve a time slot.

As we reopen, we ask that you do not enter the building if you have a fever or are feeling unwell, and we strongly recommend that you wear a mask and maintain 6ft between yourself and others.  We will clean and disinfect contact surfaces nightly or as needed.  The library does not have hand sanitizer or wipes for public use.  Please bring your own!

 

If you are trying to access library resources or electronic materials from home and either can’t remember your library card number/PIN or need a library card, please email Emily at emcclay@wagnalls.org.

You must include the following information:
  • Full Name (First, Middle Initial, Last)
  • Address (including P.O. Box if applicable, County, and Township if known)
  • Phone Number(s) – Text yes or no
  • Email Address
  • Preferred Notification (home phone, cell phone, email, text – pick one)
  • Birth date
  • A four digit PIN number
 
You will be emailed a library card number within 24 hours.

 

Dear library patrons,

We do not know what the summer may bring so we are planning to have programming that will fit everyone!

Our activity page is designed for ages 3 years to adult. There are 24 different items you can choose to do to complete your page. Each member of the family can fill out their own activity sheet.

Please call in to register. (614) 837-4765

To qualify for our end of summer drawing you must complete 12 of the 24 activities. This sheet must be turned in by August 1st.

These forms will be available June 1st in a plastic tub at our main back library entrance. Please take one for each registered person.

Forms are also available for download, however we would like to keep track of how many participants we have.  Please register by calling 614-837-4765 before starting the activities.

SRP Activity Grid     SRP Answer Sheet

 

 

Calling All Artists and Vendors:

COVID 19 MESSAGE:

Many of you have asked about our upcoming outdoor art festival, “Art at the Wagnalls,” scheduled for August. As of now, we anticipate holding this event while adhering to any guidelines issued by the state at that time. Should this event be cancelled or you do not feel comfortable attending, a full refund will be issued for your space security fees.

We are excited to be able to engage with and serve the Wagnalls community again!

The Wagnalls Memorial located in Lithopolis, Ohio just outside of Columbus is hosting its second annual outdoor summer art festival, “Art at the Wagnalls,” on Friday, August 7, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday August 8, 2020, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. This exciting event will feature fine artists and artisans specializing in painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, wood, metal, and other mixed media!

Artist/Vendor Sign Up     Become A Sponsor

Calling All Artist, Crafters And Holiday Vendors

We are excited to announce our first annual Winterfest 2020 Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, November 28, 2020 and Sunday, November 29, 2020. We would love for you to be part of the magical winter weekend we have planned at The Wagnalls Memorial.

Winter at Wagnalls has never been more magical! In 2020, we’ve got something spectacular planned as the Library becomes transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland with rooms beautifully adorned by a former White House decorator! Over 10 Christmas trees decorated in different themes will be on display and available for purchase. Plus, a holiday craft show, Santa and the Elves, a bake shop, live music, snacks and holiday music.

Artist/Vendor Sign Up     Become A Sponsor

“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.

Executive Board Meeting (PRIVATE)

Wagnalls Executive Board Meeting

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Board Room,

Yoga

In Person Yoga will resume in July! Hatha Yoga at The Wagnalls Memorial - Single Class (July 2020) 1 hour @ $10.00 Gentle yoga classes led by yoga teacher Elizabeth Wood at The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis, Ohio Class will meet in the garden near the library, weather-permitting. Backup location is the Community Building. […]

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$10
The Garden,

ACT Seminar (ONLINE)

The experts at The Princeton Review go in-depth on the ACT in this virtual seminar. Come learn everything you need to know about the ACT, including structure, content, and approach. How should you approach time management and pacing? What are you expected to know for the Math and English sections? Why is the Science section […]

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Wagnalls Memorial Library, 150 E Columbus St
Lithopolis, OH 43136 United States
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Club Social (PRIVATE)

Our spacious Community Building, located beside the library, can be rented for your event. Space for up to 120 guests. Prices: $100/hour Discount for Bloom Township residents: $75/hour Policies: Table and chairs available for use. Renters are responsible for set-up and tear-down of tables and chairs. One half of the total rental prices is due […]

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Community Building,

Recital (PRIVATE)

Our historic auditorium seats up to 300 and can be rented for your recital or other performance Prices: $100/hour Discount for Bloom Township residents: $75/hour Policies: One half of the total rental prices is due at the time of booking as a non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your event. […]

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Wagnalls Memorial Auditorium,

Yoga

In Person Yoga will resume in July! Hatha Yoga at The Wagnalls Memorial - Single Class (July 2020) 1 hour @ $10.00 Gentle yoga classes led by yoga teacher Elizabeth Wood at The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis, Ohio Class will meet in the garden near the library, weather-permitting. Backup location is the Community Building. […]

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$10
The Garden,

Teen Book Club

Award Winning Books Each month we will read the winner of a different teen book award.  At book club, we will discuss the book and the award and do an activity related to the book.  All are welcome, even if you haven't finished or even started the book! For July the book award is the […]

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Board Room,

Board Meeting (PRIVATE)

The Wagnalls Board of Directors monthy meeting. Interested in joining the Board? Click HERE for an application.

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Yoga

In Person Yoga will resume in July! Hatha Yoga at The Wagnalls Memorial - Single Class (July 2020) 1 hour @ $10.00 Gentle yoga classes led by yoga teacher Elizabeth Wood at The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis, Ohio Class will meet in the garden near the library, weather-permitting. Backup location is the Community Building. […]

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$10
The Garden,

ART at the Wagnalls

ART, BRATS, and BREWS Join us at the beautiful Wagnalls Memorial for our second annual Art at the Wagnalls 2020 Art Festival on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 11:00am to 9:00 pm. There will be a diverse mix of artists exhibiting and selling their […]

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FREE
Wagnalls Memorial Library, 150 E Columbus St
Lithopolis, OH 43136 United States
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