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.
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.”
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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