Look In. Reach Beyond.

The DML Foundation was established to enhance the Library’s excellence. The Foundation Directors have committed to raising the necessary funding to expand the Library’s strategic partnerships and facilitate nimble responses to community needs.

The Foundation will financially support the Library to reach the following aspirational goals:

Can you see why your support is important? Your donation to the Dayton Metro Library Foundation will make such a big difference in reaching these goals. Explore these pages to learn more at the strategic initiatives that are igniting the Foundation Board, meet the Foundation's Board of Directors, and see how your gift can make a difference.

Right now: Don't miss your change to put your name on the beautiful installation recognizing the founding members of The 1888 Society by making your pledge by August 25, 2017.


On April 22, 2017, as a special preview of the new Main Library, the DML Foundation hosted THE MAIN EVENT. In celebration of the new Library, approximately 1400 patrons explored the beautiful new facility, got hands-on with new technologies, and enjoyed diverse entertainment. Visit THE MAIN EVENT for pictures and details.


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