Wilmington-Stroop Library to celebrate new building grand opening

The Dayton Metro Library is preparing to re-open a branch in a new building.

The Wilmington-Stroop Branch, 3980 Wilmington Pike, will celebrate its grand opening next week on Saturday, June 1. The ribbon cutting and a sneak preview to the public will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.

Regular hours will start on Monday, June 3, and a special quiet tour will be held Wednesday, June 5 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

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The old building closed in December of 2017 and was demolished. The new building was paid for by voters who passed a bond issue in 2012.

The new building will feature a community room accessible before and after hours, a reflections-themed children’s area and dedicated teenEDGE space, a quiet reading room, a fireplace, outdoor patio, numerous public computers, Wi-Fi, laptop lending, a vending area and four art installations.

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The June 1 grand opening will include:

  • Visits with library mascots Cosmo and Pip
  • A storybook dollhouse interaction exhibit
  • Time-lapse construction video
  • Light refreshments and music