The Vandalia Branch Public Library is nearing completion and is located next to the old library. CASEY LAUGHTER/ STAFF

5 things to know about the new Vandalia library

VANDALIA — The Dayton Metro Library is nearing the grand opening of the new Vandalia branch, as it is intended to open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 17.

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With the facility comes new features, including:

• A fireplace in a quiet reading room

• Art exhibits

• TeenEDGE with dedicated teen gaming systems and “the oculus” hangout space

• Interactive Children Area

• On-site vending area

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The fireplace, while electric, offers a homey feel to a quiet reading room intended for adults. There will be an art mural going into the room after opening.

Art exhibits will be scattered throughout the library. These exhibits are all inspired by permanent pieces at the Dayton Art Institute.

The TeenEDGE area includes an area for gaming and gathering. The oculus is an area containing a window seat where teens can hang out and have a productive area to spend their time.

The children’s area has not only children’s book and activities, but the rocket, which features three sections, for tweens, middle-aged children, and young children. The theme is based on navigation, as the library is located so close to the Dayton Airport.

The library also encourages bringing coffee and beverages into the library to aid comfort. However, there is also a vending area, where coffee and snacks will be available.

The library is set to open Nov. 17 with a ribbon-cutting and regular hours beginning Nov. 18.


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