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Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library to Close for Construction

The Wilmington-Stroop Branch of the Dayton Metro Library is the next facility to be rebuilt in the Libraries for a Smarter Future plan. The Library, located at 3980 Wilmington Pike, closes to the public at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16. A new building, situated closer to the intersection of Wilmington Pike and Stroop Road, is anticipated to open in the Spring of 2019.

“We want to thank our community members for their wonderful patronage at the Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library and we look forward to joining them on Opening Day for the new facility,” says Mike Hensel, Branch Manager.  In the meantime, Hensel and the Wilmington-Stroop Branch staff encourage their patrons to utilize the neighboring Branches where many of the staff will be working during the construction period.

The Kettering-Moraine Branch is located at 3496 Far Hills Avenue, and the Belmont Branch at 1041 Watervliet Avenue. Some of the regular Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library programs, including Storytimes and Book Discussions, will take place at the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering.

Children’s Programs at Rosewood:


An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children 36 months and younger, with a caregiver.
Wednesdays, January, 10 - April, 25 | 10:00 - 11 AM


Nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories encourage early literacy skills in children ages 18-36 months, with a caregiver.
Wednesdays, January 10 - April, 25 | 11:00 - 11:30 AM (Puppet Shows on Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7 & Apr. 4)


Stories, songs and other fun learning activities develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3-5.
Wednesdays, January, 10 - April, 25 | 1:00 - 1:30 PM


Foster a love of both art and reading in your child! Children ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver will enjoy stories read by the Librarian, then do hands-on crafts with a Rosewood instructor.
Mondays, January 22, February 26, March 19, April 16 | 11:30 AM - 12 PM

Adult Programs at Rosewood:


Get together the first Monday each month for lively book discussions.
Mondays | 6:30 - 7:30 PM

January 8 Testimony by Scott Turow
February 5 The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
March 5 The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene


Art and book lovers age 16 and up gather quarterly to talk about books that feature art or artists as central elements.
Monday, January 22 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

For more information, visit or call 937.463.2665.



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