December 2015

Branches · Forest Park

Branch Portrait

655 Waycross Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
Phone 513-369-4478
Fax 513-369-4480

Branch Manager: Shaun Davidson
Children’s Librarian: Stefani Leming
Teen Librarian: Michelle Kanis

Hours of Service
Mon, Tue, Thu noon–8 p.m.
Wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sun closed


The Forest Park Branch is located on Waycross Road, approximately one block north of Sharon Road. A parking lot is available behind the building. The Forest Park Branch is an ADA accessible facility. Metro service to the branch is not available.


Curbside service is now available at all branches. Visit the Main Library's MakerSpace to use our 3D printers, laser cutters, engravers, and other equipment to create, invent, and learn! The Main Library is located downtown at 800 Vine Street.

Meeting Room

The Forest Park Branch meeting room seats 30 people. Visit the meeting room webpage for additional information and a link to the online reservation form.

Next Generation Libraries Project

Thanks to the residents of Hamilton County, the Library will receive approximately $19 million in additional funding for the next ten years beginning in April 2019, for a total of $190 million. Given that the average length of time since a branch has been renovated is 40+ years, the bulk of this funding will go toward improving each of the Library’s 41 locations. The development of the Plan will take place throughout 2019, and the Library will hold hundreds of community engagement sessions to listen and learn from the community about what their biggest needs are and how the Library, with its 41 locations, can be re-envisioned to serve not just today’s generation but also generations to come. Learn more on the Building the Next Generation Library site.

Branch History

The Parkdale Branch was dedicated on September 14, 1969. At the time of its construction, it was the largest suburban library in the county. In 1970, the branch received the American Institute of Architects' Design Award and its fountain recognized for “an outstanding use of decorative architectural concrete.” The branch was renamed the Forest Park Branch Library in January 2001 to better reflect the community it serves.