WATCH: How this Centerville space transformed from McDonald’s and bank to large new library space

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Woodbourne Library reopens after $5 million upgrade and expansion in Washington Twp.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The $5 million renovation and expansion of the Woodbourne Library has been completed, and the library is now open. Land adjacent to the existing 1965 design library was purchased and cleared of a bank and McDonald’s restaurant to bring the new library design to life.

WATCH the video above to see the project during stages of progress.

The $5 million renovation and expansion of the Woodbourne Library is moving along as crews continue removing foundation concrete from the two adjacent lots the library purchased to complete the project.  Opening of Woodourne Library campus is expected in the summer of 2018.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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The $5 million renovation and expansion of the Woodbourne Library is moving along as crews continue removing foundation concrete from the two adjacent lots the library purchased to complete the project. Opening of Woodourne Library campus is expected in the summer of 2018. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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The space of this Washington-Centerville Public Library branch went up about 30 percent to 31,000 square feet with the construction of the glass-walled addition. The angular modern designed structure includes and new main entrance and larger reading sections for children and teens.

Other interior improvements include seven conference rooms outfitted with new technology, wireless internet and artwork integrated into the interior design.

Woodbourne Library open after $5 million renovation and addition.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Woodbourne Library open after $5 million renovation and addition. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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On the outside, the entire building blends nicely with a designed parking area and Children’s garden that utilize the acquired land to give the library a welcoming feel.