Dayton Metro Library is excited to announce the Grand Opening and Community Celebration for its capstone project of the Libraries for a Smarter Future initiative: the new Huber Heights Branch.
Huber Heights residents are invited to celebrate the new Branch on Friday, June 2, 3 - 6 pm, at 6243 Brandt Pike. The long-anticipated celebration will include a ribbon cutting, food trucks, music, and local entertainment. Guests will be able to meet famous DML mascots Cosmo and Pip, play in the “Larger Than Life” themed Children’s Area, try out gaming in TeenEDGE, view ReImagining artwork, tour the new Branch, and meet Branch staff.
Amenities at the new Branch will include: a flexible community room, a conference room, study rooms, a tutor room, a quiet reading area, a unique cultural commons area for gathering and performances, computers and workspace with free Wi-fi, AWE computer stations for early literacy development, a 24-hour lobby holds locker, and much more.
This capstone project was made possible by voter support of the 2012 bond for a $187 million facilities upgrade that allowed for the renovation and/or building of new facilities for all of DML’s locations. The Huber Heights Branch will be the second largest Branch in DML’s system, at 27,000 square feet, and it is estimated that it will also be an $11.8 million investment for the city of Huber Heights, as part of the redevelopment of the Marion Plaza – quite a feat for DML’s capstone to close out their Libraries for a Smarter Future initiative.
“The first facility upgrade began with our E.C. Doren Branch in 2014,” said Jayne Klose, DML’s Community Engagement Manager. “Now, here we are celebrating the final project and DML couldn’t be more thrilled. Thanks to voter support, each of our locations now has unique architecture and unique artwork, with infrastructures that will sustain well into the 21st century. We are fully committed to the promise of continuing to inform, inspire, and empower the unique communities we serve, and our upgraded facilities will help us do that.”
Regular operating hours for the Huber Heights Branch will resume Monday, June 5, with Monday, Tuesday, Thursday hours being 9:30 am - 8:30 pm and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday hours being 9:30 am - 6 pm.