• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • Art at the Wagnalls

    Summer art festival.
  • Gatsby at the Wagnalls

    A real bee's knees 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 Saturday August 31 and Monday September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Donate to Wagnalls!

 

 

ART, BRATS, and BREWS

Join us at the beautiful Wagnalls Memorial for our first annual Art at the Wagnalls 2019 Art Festival on Saturday, August 10, 2019. There will be a diverse mix of artists exhibiting and selling their paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and other media on the outdoor grounds of the historic Library.

In true festival fashion, there will also be live music, food and beverages, a beer & wine garden, and more! We’ve got plenty of shade and attendees are welcome to cool off in the main Library building which will be open during festival hours. There’s ample parking in our lot and on the streets adjacent to the Library.

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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
        August 21, 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
        August 21, 2019
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Canning Basics
      • Description
        Canning Basics This program is designed for people who want to learn more about basic home food preservation using canning methods. Program includes demonstrated ...
      • Date
        August 22, 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
        August 22, 2019
        6:45 pm
      • Event
        Adult Book Club
      • Description
        Join us in the Loft from 6:45pm - 8:00pm to discuss this month's book selection. August's book will be The Late Bloomers Club by Louise Miller. ...
      • Date
        August 24, 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. Contact Sarah for more information smayzum@wa...
      • Date
        August 24, 2019
        10:00 am
      • Event
        First World War Event
      • Description
        Come enjoy a full day of history and learning about the first World War at The Wagnalls Memorial on Saturday August 24th.  View a wonderful display ...
      • Date
        August 26, 2019
        5:00 pm
      • Event
        Science Gems on the Internet
      • Description
        This class will introduce interesting and informative websites that have to do with all things science. This project was made possible in part by ...
      • Date
        August 27, 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 ...