Dayton library’s $187M upgrade continues with Miamisburg branch opening. Here are recent things to know.

Earlier this week, the Miamisburg branch of the Dayton Metro Library hosted its grand opening.

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This piece of new construction is part of a renewal and modernization project for the Dayton Metro Library system. This project was made possible after the passage of a November 2012 ballot issue that granted the library a $187 million bond for the project.

Here are a list of three recent developments of the project: 

Miamisburg Branch Library

The Miamisburg Branch opened its doors officially to the public on Monday. This new building offers a puppet theater for children, a quiet reading room with a fireplace for adults and four art installations by an area artist. The new library is 15,000 square feet and cost of $6.5 million.

New sculpture installed in Main Branch

Architect Terry Welker has installed art designs to drape from the ceiling inside the new downtown Dayton Library. The fractal rain looks jaw dropping coming from the windows that make up the ceiling. Welker says, "Approximately 15% complete."

An art installation by local architect and artist Terry Welker began to take shape as the massive mobile was hung from the ceiling. Welker said the sculpture is “approximately 15% complete.”

Vandalia Branch Library

The Vandalia Branch of the Dayton Metro Library. SUBMITTED

The library hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 17 and opened its doors to the public the day after. This library offers TeenEDGE, a space with a dedicated gaming system where youths can gather and hang out, an expanded children’s area and in-library laptop lending. 

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