Library officials are “looking forward to reconnecting with our regular patrons, and meeting new patrons,” according to branch Manager Karen Findlay, as they unveil amenities catering to a younger clientele.
Among those features will be TeenEDGE with a Nintendo Switch gaming system, and mobile audio/video equipment and editing software, according the library system.
The $3.88 million project includes a quiet reading room, a group study rooms, a fireplace and dedicated spaces for children and teens, as well as more parking, according to DML.
The West Carrollton site will also take part in Artwork in ReImagining Works. That program has already been installed at the Electra C. Doren, Miami Twp., Northwest, Brookville, New Lebanon, Kettering-Moraine, Vandalia and Miamisburg branch sites, as well as the Main Library in downtown Dayton.
The West Carrollton renovation is part of the metro library’s work in Montgomery County funded by a voter-approved $187 million bond issue in 2012. Nine other projects have been completed in the system’s Libraries for a Smarter Future facilities plan.
Monday’s reopening event will run from 3-6:30 p.m. It will include tours, West Carrollton first responders and their vehicles, library mascots, live music by Jim McCutcheon, library tech demonstrations and light refreshments, officials said.
Beginning Oct. 23, the branch will hold regular business hours. They include: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NEW LIBRARY FEATURES
• 75-person capacity community room with professional-grade sound system and ceiling-mounted projector;
• Two, four-person quads and a 10-person conference room, each with 43-inch monitors;
• Quiet reading room and fireplace nook;
• TeenEDGE with Nintendo Switch gaming system;
• Mobile audio/video equipment and editing software;
• PC laptop and Macintosh systems lending;
• Three original art installations.
Source: Dayton Metro Library.