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Grand Opening: New West Carrollton Branch Library

westcarrolltonThe extensively remodeled and expanded West Carrollton Branch of the Dayton Metro Library will soon be back in service! The community is invited to a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Monday, October 22, 3:00-6:30 p.m. The festivities begin in the parking lot behind the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Avenue, with a ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m.

“We are so excited to welcome the West Carrollton community into their new, improved Library,” said Karen Findlay, West Carrollton Branch Manager. “We’re so looking forward to reconnecting with our regular patrons, and meeting new patrons who want to stop by to see all that’s new in the West Carrollton Branch,” she said.

In addition to touring the new Library, visitors at the celebration can enjoy:

  • West Carrollton first responders and their vehicles
  • Library mascots Cosmo and Pip
  • Guitar entertainment by Jim McCutcheon
  • Library tech demonstrations
  • Light refreshments

Features of the new Library include:

  • Flexible Community Room equipped with professional-grade sound system and ceiling-mounted projector (accessible before and after hours, starting Jan. 2019)
  • Two 4-person Quads and a 10-person Conference Room, each with 43" monitors
  • Quiet Reading Room
  • Cozy fireplace nook
  • Children’s Area with “Around the Bend” theme and a reading canoe
  • TeenEDGE with Nintendo Switch gaming system
  • Mobile audio/video equipment and editing software
  • Laptop and Macintosh systems lending (in Library only)
  • Three original art installations

Regular Library hours resume on Tuesday, October 23:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(The Main Library in downtown Dayton is open Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m.)

The West Carrollton Branch Library has been closed since September 2, 2017, for the expansion project, which is part of the Dayton Metro Library’s system-wide facilities improvement plan. The West Carrollton Branch is the 10th completed project in the Libraries for a Smarter Future facilities improvement plan, made possible by Montgomery County voter support in 2012.

For more information, visit or call 937.463.2665.

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