Dayton Metro Library’s countywide improvement project continues as the West Carrollton Branch Library closes on Saturday, September 2, at 6 p.m. to begin expansion and remodeling. A groundbreaking ceremony takes place Tuesday, September 12, 2:30 p.m. at the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Avenue.
The West Carrollton project expands the Library from 10,000 to 15,000 square feet, while remaining connected to the Civic Center. Features of the new Library include a Quiet Reading Room, a large Community Room and Group Study Rooms, a fireplace and dedicated spaces for Children and Teens. The project is part of Libraries for a Smarter Future, the systemwide facilities improvement project made possible by Montgomery County voter support of a $187 million bond issue in 2012.
“We have completed eight new or renovated Branches as well as the new Main Library in downtown Dayton,” said Jayne Klose, Dayton Metro Library’s Community Engagement Manager. “Now it’s time to begin major work at the West Carrollton Branch Library, so that we can to provide state of the art Library service in that community.”
Seven other Branch projects remain. Others on the near horizon include a new Southeast Dayton Branch, which combines the current East and Belmont Branch Libraries, the West Branch uniting Madden Hills and Westwood, and renovation of the Wilmington-Stroop Branch in Kettering.
While the West Carrollton Branch Library is closed, patrons are encouraged to visit the Miami Township Branch at 2718 Lyons Road, the Miamisburg Branch at 545 E. Linden Avenue, or the Kettering-Moraine Branch at 3496 Far Hills Avenue – all of which have been recently renovated and upgraded.
The West Carrollton Branch Library is expected to re-open in the Fall of 2018.
For more information, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-BOOK.
ABOUT DAYTON METRO LIBRARY
The Dayton Metro Library is one of the oldest and largest public library systems in Ohio, consistently ranking among the best in the nation. There are currently 19 Library locations, plus Outreach Services, in Montgomery County. In order to fulfill its mission to inform, inspire and enrich the community, DML offers programs, materials and services for all ages and stages of life. It is funded in part by a portion of the state income tax and local levy support, with support from the Dayton Metro Library Foundation.
Specialized services and resources are available for schools, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, literacy providers and job seekers. The Library houses a unique collection of local history and genealogy materials. Computers are available for public use and computer instruction is offered at many Library locations.
In November, 2012, Montgomery County voters passed a $187 million bond issue to fund new construction and renovations for the Dayton Metro Library system. Highlights of the multi-phase, multi-year project currently in progress include consolidating Branch Libraries to 16, establishing an offsite Operations Center and completely renovating the Main Library in downtown Dayton. When the project is complete, Library users will enjoy modern, efficient facilities providing superior services and technology for the 21st century. Progress on the project is updated at DaytonMetroLibrary.org.
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT:
Jayne Klose, 937-496-8508
Community Engagement Manager