The brand new Trotwood Branch Library opens to the public on Friday, March 13, for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3:00 p.m., followed by an Open House from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to tour the new facility, meet the artists whose works are on display, and contribute to a community art project at the event. Regular hours resume at the Library, located at 855 E. Main Street at Macgregor Drive, on Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The 12,000 square foot building, designed by Ruetschle Architects, is the 13th completed project in the Dayton Metro Library’s Libraries for a Smarter Future system-wide improvement plan, made possible by a $187 million bond issue approved in 2012 by Montgomery County voters.
“We are so excited for everyone to see and explore their new Library,” said Trotwood Branch Manager Caitlin Wissler. “We’re especially proud of the ways the Library recognizes and honors Trotwood as the amazing community it is.”
The new Library pays tribute to its community in a number of unique ways, including a Trotwood Trailer-designed space indoors, and a Nature Play Area, funded by the Mark A Kreusch Memorial Fund, that uses local trees downed by the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes. A special dedication for the Nature Play Area is scheduled for May 16.
Other features of the new Library include:
The Trotwood Branch Library is home to four original art installations in the ReImagining Works project. ReImagining Works, funded by an anonymous bequest, places original artwork in each new or newly-remodeled Dayton Metro Library location. The artists whose work is installed at the Trotwood Library are:
Also, Waynesville ceramic artist Geno Luketic received a special commission for a clay tile project, using clay from the Library’s construction site. Each phase of the project involved community participation, including tiles created by the public during the Grand Opening Celebration.