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Hidden Art: A Collaboration with Habitat for Humanity


Exhibit at the Main Library

The theme of the Dayton Metro Library Summer Challenge was BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Throughout the summer, children at Branch Libraries across Montgomery County contributed to literally building a better world for others by writing messages of encouragement or cheerful drawings on raw building materials. These materials will become part of new Habitat For Humanity homes here in the Dayton area.

Decorated panels are on display in the Main Library’s Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 215 E. Third Street, through August 29. Visitors to the exhibit can participate in the project as well. Sticky notes and markers are on site so that visitors can contribute their own messages of encouragement and hope, which will be sealed onto the panels each evening.

“When the finished houses are dedicated, Dayton Metro Library will be there to congratulate the homeowners and continue to build lasting relationships with the families,” said Allison Knight, Children’s Services Librarian.

Habitat For Humanity provided the plywood panels and hardware. The “Hidden Art” collaboration was supported by an LSTA grant.

For more information, visit or call 937.463.BOOK.

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