The Miamisburg Branch Library is moving... but not far away at all. Plans are progressing to construct a larger, updated Library on Linden Avenue at Sixth Street, about two blocks from the current building. Miamisburg City School and Dayton Metro Library officials are working together to improve the area stretching from the former Wantz Middle School to the lot where the old high school once stood. The initial site plan includes increased parking for the Library as well as the addition of formal green space.
The building is being designed by Levin Porter Associates, a member of the Dayton Design Collaborative, working in conjunction with Group 4 Architects who bring nationwide library design experience to the project. Shook Construction is providing construction management services.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015 and be completed by the end of 2016. The project is part of the Libraries for a Smarter Future system-wide facilities upgrade, made possible by strong voter support of a bond issue in 2012.
Community members attending the first of two public forums expressed support for the new location and site plan. A second forum seeking design input is scheduled for Tuesday, January 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the current Branch at 35 S. Fifth Street, Miamisburg. The public is invited to attend.