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


Today at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…


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


Today at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Improve your research skills as we show you the best ways to find and evaluate i…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This class with give you some insight to the millions of google search results…


Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Novice and expert crocheters, knitters and stitchers are welcome to come learn f…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come join the Teen Library Council (TLC). The Teen Library Council meets to disc…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you have an Email account, let's review its commonly used features. Thi…


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


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Tabl…


Today at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Learn how to make earrings with beads and wire. This class is suitable for those…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Play a game, make a craft, perform a science experiment, or just hang out! For a…


Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Ages 8-12.…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can …


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Mrs. Claus will read stories, you can write a letter to Santa and make a craft S…


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Compa…


Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
With a mix of holiday songs and puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family. The…


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Build a LEGO robot and tell it what to do! Ages 9-12. Please register in advance…

           

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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