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Dayton Metro Library Opens New Branch in New Lebanon

Patrons of the New Lebanon Branch of the Dayton Metro Library shouldn’t have any trouble finding their new Library when it opens on July 25. The brand new building is right next door to the old library, located at 715 W. Main Street.  A sneak peek and ribbon cutting ceremony takes place Saturday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and regular operating hours begin on Monday, July 25, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

“The New Lebanon community has a wonderful new asset in this Library,” said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. “This is a state-of-the-art facility with expanded services and exciting new amenities,” said Kambitsch.

The new building features flexible new spaces that community groups can access outside of regular Library hours, new technology including mobile audio/video equipment and in-house laptop lending, and four original art installations created especially for the New Lebanon Branch. Parking will be limited until the old Library is demolished; that project will be completed by late fall.

Other features include:

  • A Quiet Reading Room
  • Transportation-themed Children’s area
  • Designated areas for teens with gaming equipment
  • An outdoor patio with pond views
  • An Opportunity Space that can serve as a training room, gallery, maker space and more, available for extended use by partner organizations

This is the second entirely new facility to open in the Libraries for a Smarter Future project, Dayton Metro Library’s system-wide facilities upgrade made possible by voter support of a 2012 bond issue.

During the Sneak Peek and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 23, visitors will have an opportunity to tour the new facility, meet Library mascots Cosmo and Pip, see tech demonstrations and enjoy music and refreshments.

Regular hours begin Monday, July 25, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. with continued operating hours the same as all Dayton Metro Library locations:

9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

For more information, call (937) 463-BOOK or visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org.

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