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DML Magazine Summer 2020
Imagination Library

YOUR New Northwest Library

01 mdThe first and largest of the brand new Branches in the Dayton Metro Library system is centrally located between the previously open, Dayton View, Fort McKinley, and Northtown-Shiloh Branches at the corner of Philadelphia Drive and Hillcrest Avenue. The state-of-the-art building has more than replaced the aging and inefficient facilities currently housing three small branches, it features improved and expanded services. Here are just some of the highlights.

Atrium and Marketplace

  • Easy access to new and popular materials
  • Coffee cart provided by Third Perk, available before the Library opens
  • Technology Lab

Children’s Area

  • Play structure, listening station, and toys to encourage imagination
  • Story Corner with tiered seating for story time
  • Separate area with gaming for tweens to call their own
  • Outdoor children’s patio

Teen Edge

  • Gaming
  • Laptops that can be checked out for use in the Library
  • Tech Suite with audio recording and editing equipment

Adult Areas

  • Easy to browse collections
  • Enclosed Quiet Reading Room
  • Fireplace

Gathering Places

  • Study and conference rooms that accommodate from 2 to 8 people
  • Large divisible Community Room available outside of Library hours

Opportunity Spaces

  • Two flexible spaces on the first floor with afterhours access
  • Available for longer-term use by community organizations

And more throughout!

  • Additional computers, improved Wi-Fi, and convenient power outlets
  • Comfortable individual and collaborative furniture
  • Four original artworks commissioned as part of ReImagining Works
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