Dayton Metro Library’s countywide improvement project continues as the West Carrollton Branch Library closes on Saturday, September 2, at 6:00 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.