Dayton Metro Library

Around the Miami Valley
6:16 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Awards Contracts In "Better Future" Plan

Credit Jerry Kenney

The Libraries for a Better Future project is a four stage plan to overhaul the Dayton and Montgomery County Library System. Several contracts were awarded Wednesday in phase one of the plan.

The Otis Elevator Company, Champion Bridge, and  M&R, LLC--all local or regional companies--were all approved for a contracts of around $250,000 each. 

Tim Kambitsch is the library’s executive director. He says within the $187 million dollar project, they are working hard to stay on budget and on time.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:26 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Library's Renovation Set To Begin On Former Hauer Music Building

The empty 4th floor of the former Hauer Music building.
Credit Jerry Kenney

The musical instruments recently on display here are gone, and after 75 years, the old Hauer Music Store is mostly empty. But not for long: As early as mid-May, construction crews will begin renovating the building, making it ready for about 50 Dayton Metro Library employees.  

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The Economy & Business
6:34 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Moves Ahead With Major Revamp

Dayton Metro Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch is excited about the new library facilities to be funded by a voter-approved bond.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Dayton Metro Library system begins construction this spring on the first part of a major reorganization. The library board meets Wednesday to finalize the contract for the first of those projects, the E.C. Doren branch in Old North Dayton, and by 2017, neighborhoods all over Dayton will see smaller, older branches close or get renovated—and some big new libraries open up.

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Commentary
12:35 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

What's Great in Dayton: March 29 - April 4, 2013

The bell tower at Carillon Park

The Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society is presenting "Dinner With The Presidents" on Friday at the St Peter School. There will be enactors for Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Commentary
12:39 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

What's Great in Dayton: March 15 - 21, 2013

The Main Branch of the Dayton Metro Library

Two different holidays specifically celebrate women - Mother's Day and International Women's Day. Dr. Judith Ezekiel, Women's Studies professor at Wright State University, will examine the historic roots and deeper meaning of these very different holidays at a free program at the Dayton Metro Library. Saturday, at 2:00-4:00 pm.

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