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New DML Branch Celebrates with Open House

The Dayton Metro Library is celebrating the opening of its newest facility, the Burkhardt Branch Library, with a Community Open House, Wednesday, August 10, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

Patrons will be able to participate in several activities planned for the celebration: visit with community partners at the Information Fair; meet Branch staff and ReImagining Works artists Carrie Longley, Deborah Dixon, Tracy Longley-Cook, and Hamilton-Based InsideOut Studio; test out new technology in the TeenEDGE area; dance outside on the Reading Terrace with DJ Basim; “soar” with the Wright Brothers in the Children’s Area; and enjoy ice cream treats provided by Dairy Queen.

Tours will be available, so patrons can see everything the new Branch has to offer:

  • A Community Room with after-hours access and an Opportunity Space for activities and exhibits
  • Six Study Rooms and a Conference Room
  • A quiet Reading Room with a fireplace
  • Numerous public computers and WiFi
  • In-Library laptop lending

The new Burkhardt Branch is a result of the Library’s facilities project, Libraries for a Smarter Future. This project stems from a $187 million bond issue passed by Montgomery County voters in 2012, which has allowed the Library to update or renovate all of its Branches and its Operations Center downtown. Two facilities remain in the project: Northmont’s new Branch, opening tentatively in the Fall 2022, and Huber Heights’ new Branch, opening tentatively in the Spring 2023.

The Burkhardt Branch Library is located at 4704 Burkhardt Avenue in Dayton.

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