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Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
With a mix of holiday songs and puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family. The…

Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Today at New Lebanon (1:00 PM)
If you are 50+, you are welcome to enjoy good conversation and refreshments with…

Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Today at Northmont (2:00 PM)
Read a pre-selected book and come and discuss it with the group.  Each book…

Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you are familiar with the basics features of your email account, let's …

Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …

Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Face off at a board or card game with your friends. We have a ton to choose from…

Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Giant Word Winder is a 9 foot by 9 foot giant word game played on the floor. &nb…

Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
  Hang out after school. Read, play games, chat, and craft, just come and c…

Today at East (4:00 PM)
Make your very own wallet to stash your cash, they make great gifts, and they fi…

Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…

Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy a delicious teen read and a delicious sweet treat inspired by the story. S…

Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Pick and play your favorite board game, cards or puzzle; make and take a craft; …

Today at Brookville (4:00 PM)
  Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Bud…

Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the lib…

Today at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Join us for some cookie decorating! Edible holiday decorations will be provided.…

Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout.Tab…

Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …

Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …

Today at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
Celebrate the season with a special evening family storytime featuring Chris Van…

Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Have you always wanted to sign up for a Facebook account but weren't sure what t…

Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
"Apps" is the short form name for online/mobile software applications that help …

Today at Trotwood (6:45 PM)
Enjoy a lively conversation on the book read for this month's meeting.  …

Today at Burkhardt (7:00 PM)
David Weickert of Compost Dayton will share the benefits of compost, focusing…

Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Read to a furry friend at the library, and while you're waiting for your turn, l…


Meet YOUR Branch Manager: Cheryl Wirtley, Miami Township Branch Library


Cheryl WirtleyWhen the doors to the newly remodeled Miami Township Branch Library reopened on November 14, 2015, Branch Manager Cheryl Wirtley was there to welcome visitors to the new, improved Library.

“Recently, someone asked me what I’m looking forward to,” Wirtley said. “Well, we just completed the event I was looking forward to the most! So now, I’m eager to see what opportunities and discoveries will come with our newly expanded building.”  

Cheryl Wirtley has been Manager of the Miami Township Branch since 2007.

Q. Where did you work prior to Miami Township?
A. I was hired by Dayton Metro Library in 1997 and worked at the Main Library in Adult Services, then I was a Reference Librarian at the Miamisburg Branch. I was New Lebanon Branch Manager before coming to Miami Township.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
A. Helping people find the answers to their questions is always rewarding, especially helping children find a book they’ll love. Right now, I love watching people in the new building, using the Library for such a variety of activities - study rooms, reading, tutoring, studying, the Imagination Destination students. We are exactly what the new Library was meant to be.

Q. What are your community activities?
A. I serve on the Community Foundation of Miami Township. This nonprofit organization raises funds for the community, Library, parks – like the park shelter at Miami View. I also work with staff at the Miami Township Government Center. I was a member of the oversight committee for the Dayton Mall master plan and various committees.

Q. Are there any special Library services or activities you’d like folks to know about?
A.  There have been so many upgrades and improvements in our Library, including new technology, designated Teen and Children’s areas and an enclosed Quiet Reading Room. I’m especially happy to note that we have far more community space to offer organizations, partners and study groups. Our new Community Room accommodates up to 70 people, theatre style, has quality AV equipment and is available for after-hours use. We also have three study rooms and a group study room, plus a large Opportunity Space available for partnerships on a longer-term basis.

Q. Beyond the Library, what are your personal interests and activities?
A. I look forward to walking in the park when the weather improves! I have a new nephew I adore and I love spending time with family.  

Q. If you could invite any fictional character to come visit your Library tomorrow, who would you invite and why?
A. I would invite Pippi Longstocking so we could play together with the kids in the new Club House!

The Miami Township Branch Library is located at 2718 Lyons Road, near the Government Center, Police and Fire Departments and RTA Hub.

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