If your daily to-do list is turning into a bit of a monster, relax: Worthington Libraries has made it frighteningly easy for you to cross off an item or two.

When you just can't make it to a library location, let us meet you where you are. Treat yourself to one of our off-site services – we might trick you into thinking you have more time.

Lending machines

Want a DVD for the weekend, but can't make it to a Worthington Libraries location? That's OK -- get a movie to go.

The Lazelle Woods Community Center, 8140 Sancus Blvd., and Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Road, are both home to a Library to Go vending machine stocked with a mix of popular new books and DVDs for all ages.

A Worthington Libraries card is all that's needed to check out items. Be sure to stop by often, as the machines are regularly restocked.

Ask us

Have a question you can't trust to Google or Wikipedia? Ask us.

Library staff members are available during regular business hours by telephone at 614-807-2626 and text message – text justask to 66746 for initial instructions. You also can chat with us via instant messaging 24/7; go to worthingtonlibraries.org/visit/services.

Wireless printing

Don't have a printer at home? We can help.

Although you will have to stop in to pick up your print job, you can choose the library location and wirelessly print it from your computer or mobile device here, there and everywhere.

Whether printing from a computer or mobile device, find out more at worthingtonlibraries.org/visit/services.


In addition to classroom visits, during which staff members conduct storytimes or recommend new books, several programs are held at locations throughout the community.

A new storytime series started earlier this month and continues through the winter – and perhaps longer – at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 933 High St. The next session is at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8.

The library's long-running book discussion group, Literary Libations, meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month (the next meeting is Nov. 7) at 7 p.m. at the Pub Out Back, 679-C High St.

Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.