5 things people are saying about the new downtown Dayton Metro Library

6:14 p.m Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 Local
Karil Sampson, 40, of Dayton

The grand opening of the rebuilt main Dayton Metro Library was held on Saturday. An estimated 5,000 people came to see the $64 million taxpayer-funded library.

Here’s what five of them had to say.

“It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it.”

“I’m pleasantly overwhelmed, as I anticipated I would be.”

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Bing Davis of Dayton

“Just the size of it and the selection. The digital components, space for the kids as well as the huge amount of selection.”

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Sally Roof, 63, Dayton teacher

“To me it means I can come here every day and study and find the books I need.”

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Anayah Taylor, 11, Dayton

“It’s beautiful. It’s huge. It’s way better for kids.”

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Maggie Shively, 9, Kettering
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