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Coloring Fun!
Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …

Preschool Storytime
Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Toddler Story Time
Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Open Lab
Today at East (10:00 AM)
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questio…

Mother Goose on the Loose Bilingual Storytime
Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …

Adult GED Classes
Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Baby Storytime
Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Today at EC Doren (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (10:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Preschool Story Time
Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

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

Toddler Storytime
Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! T…

Chess Club
Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Students at Miamisburg Middle School can join in for some friendly competition a…

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

Teen Chaos: Giant Jenga
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Do you like games? Come show us your skills and play a game of Giant Jenga. Have…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

           

Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects

The Dayton Metro Library has selected the Dayton Design Collaborative – a partnership among LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle – to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. These three local firms will work with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovate and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch; renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library.

Four other firms were pre-qualified for consideration for the 13 projects slated for the remaining three segments of the facilities plan:

  • Bostwick Design Partnership with APP Architecture
  • HBM Architects
  • John Poe Architects and Annette Miller Architects
  • Matrix/Moody-Nolan

"When interviewing the finalists we wanted to be certain the firms selected really understood the special mission of a library," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "These cannot just be attractive buildings. They must also be functional, cost effective, and lasting," he said.

The firms were selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees and senior library staff after reviewing proposals received through an open Request for Qualifications process. The RFQ specified a team approach to ensure that the project will be designed by professionals with a strong local presence and proven expertise creating libraries for 21st century needs. The Architect of Record had to be a Montgomery County firm, and proposals were scored on the quality and capacity of the local firm. Other selection criteria included documented experience creating inspiring library designs, quality of supporting consultants, experience with Main libraries, and the ability to design all projects in the initial segment.

"We are excited about the capabilities and vision the selected firms will bring to the process to transform our libraries to meet the current and future needs of our community," said Kambitsch.

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