The construction of a new, expanded Miamisburg Branch Library officially begins with a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at the corner of Linden and Sixth Street in Miamisburg.
“This won’t be a simple shovel groundbreaking,” said Jayne Klose, Library Community Engagement Manager. “We’ll have a full-size steam shovel move the first pile of dirt.
“To celebrate the Children’s Program Room and puppet theater in the new Library, we have a special treat for our new neighbors at Kinder Elementary School,” said Klose. “Stevens Puppets will perform a 45-minute production of Rumpelstiltskin for Kinder students in Memorial Auditorium immediately following the groundbreaking.”
Children’s services will continue to be a focus of the new Miamisburg Branch Library. Because Miamisburg is known as Ohio’s Star City, the Children’s Area will have a stars theme with a marquee entrance to the story room and puppet theater. The new Library will also feature a quiet reading room with a fireplace, a dedicated teen area, a larger community room, group study rooms and new technology. There will also be four art installations commissioned especially for the Library through the ReImagining Works project.
The building is being designed by Levin Porter Associates, a member of the Dayton Design Collaborative, working in conjunction with Group 4 Architects who bring nationwide library design experience to the project. Shook Construction is providing construction management services.
The rain location for the groundbreaking ceremony is Memorial Auditorium, 14 S. Sixth Street.
This is the latest construction project in the Dayton Metro Library’s Libraries for a Smarter Future facilities improvement plan, made possible by voter support of a 2012 bond issue. For more information call (937) 463-BOOK.