In March, we shared with you the exciting news that we would be able to replace more of our aging facilities with new construction. In this update, we'd like to share some highlights of the new Main Library and some details of how we were able to strengthen our entire facilities plan.
The Dayton Metro Main Library is our library district's centerpiece. We are committed to building a downtown destination that will be an architectural showcase with first-class amenities that exceed our patrons' highest expectations. We will offer expanded services and programming that will include:
We've made some more changes to our website, and we think you'll find it even easier to use. Dropdown menus are no longer needed, as our popular online resources and other sub topics are listed on the right-hand side of the screen. We've added handy buttons along the left-hand side of the screen so you can click to our searchable events calendar, contact us, and connect to our Facebook and Twitter pages. The cog icon on the left side of the page allows for website translation and text size changes. Links to the most frequently visited areas of our site appear at the bottom of each page so you can easily navigate around the site.
We are happy to once again offer the Newly Ordered and Most Requested Titles lists again! These can be found on the Books Movies Music page.
Our improved website should be viewable on all sizes of devices. As always, we welcome your input. Give our new site a try and then let us know how it's working for you.
Let's look at the areas being changed. Click read more to see the changes in greater detail.Read more: More Improvements to our Website!
The library is home to the works of countless authors, artists, poets, musicians, actors and performers. On our shelves you’ll find the results of their creativity - books, movies and music that inspire, entertain and inform you.
We’re fortunate to welcome some creative individuals at two upcoming events where you can meet them in person, hear their stories and learn from their experiences.
Local Authors & Artists Event
On Saturday, May 18, the Dayton Metro Library invites local authors, musicians, artists and film makers to the Main Library for our Local Authors & Artists event! Each participant will have display space and have a chance to speak about their work. It’s an opportunity to network, find inspiration and share in the creative spirit of our community. The event takes place from 10:00 a.m. - noon in the auditorium. All are welcome (novice, expert, self-published, etc.)
If you plan to attend and want to ensure you have display space, please register in advance by calling Jennifer Spillman at (937) 496-8611.
Crystal Hoblit’s first novel, Catching Raindrops, tells the story of 12-year-old Maggie who visits Dayton in 1913 when the great flood strikes. She endures heart-wrenching tragedy and harrowing danger as she attempts to escape the devastation.
“I’ve always been intrigued by this event in Ohio history and I wanted to teach a new generation about what happened through this piece of historical fiction,” says Hoblit.
She’ll visit to our Brookville Branch Library on Saturday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. to talk about the book and her five-year quest to complete it. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.