The GRAND OPENING of the new Southeast Branch Library calls for a significant community celebration, so we threw a party that people would remember! The Dayton Metro Library Foundation hosted A NOVEL NIGHT to connect popular books with exciting activities, delicious drinks and tempting tastes. The neighborhood was ready for a world-class facility that serves as a learning center, technology lab, gathering place, event center, and community partner – in short, it’s your Library, reimagined. At the new Southeast Branch, you’ll see fabulous changes in the building – but you’ll really be WOWed by the vibrant activities inside each day. A Novel Night celebrated the opening of this community treasure in a grand way.
In April 2017, the DML Foundation hosted THE MAIN EVENT - a special sneak peek of the beautiful new Main Library in downtown Dayton. Months before the grand opening, guests explored the space to find exciting performances, opportunities to get active, fabulous food, expertly crafted drinks, and unparalleled fun.
The unique night saw a sell out crowd of 1,400 guests who joined for a once-in-a-lifetime experience; we raised approximately $250,000 to support Library programming and initiatives. Explore these archived pages for photos and information covering everything from the red-carpet welcome to the three story champagne toast to the final dance of the night.Read more: The Main Event - April 22, 2017