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East Branch Library


Key Facility Amenities

  • Free public computers with internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi + Laptop Tech Lending
  • Computer Classes
  • Printers and Copiers with Fax and Scanner
  • Test proctoring (with advance notice to Branch Manager)

Branch Manager, Cindy Butcher

Branch Manager, Cynthia Butcher

Ms. Butcher returned to the Dayton Metro Library in 2012 after retiring from the Trotwood Branch in 2009. She was active as a Children’s Librarian at multiple branches around the system before becoming the Manager of the Trotwood Branch in 1998. Cindy enjoys reading non-fiction crime from authors like Ann Rule as well as Jane Austen alternative novels and sequels.

Staff - Branch Highlight

The East Branch is operated by six staff members and three library aides. The experienced and helpful team provides quality customer service to patrons of all ages, including technical support for computers and devices and guidance on accessing DML downloadable materials.

Community Connection

The East Branch is one of the oldest branches in our system. Strong community partnerships - including those with Walnut Hills Neighborhood Association, The Glen, Belmont High School, Dayton Council on Health Equity, WILC (Wright Independent Learning Cooperative), Goodwill, Cleveland School after-school programs, and YMCA summer camps - ensure that residents are able to take advantage of programming for all ages.


Dayton Metro Library has an agreement with Dayton Public Schools to purchase land at the corner of Wayne and Watervliet Avenues next to Belmont High School which was selected for its central location between the current Belmont and East Branches. Design work on the spacious new Southeast Branch will begin this fall and completion is slated by the end of 2018. Click here to see renderings and a floor plan.

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