Have you checked out the new downtown Dayton Metro Library? Because if you haven’t yet, we highly recommend it! The UpDayton Marketing Committee did a tour of the library, and had to make a tough decision: what is our favorite spot in the library? Here are each of our favorite places, and why we love them!
Meet Joe! His favorite spot is the children's section. He feels it is important for kids to take advantage of the library at an early age, and this area looks to keep them interested. From the bridge they can play on to the lighting that changes colors, the children's section aims to let kids know that the library is more than books and can be fun!
Meet Miranda! Her favorite spot is a tie between two places. The patio area on the third floor not only overlooks the beautiful city of Dayton, but it also provides an area for people to enjoy the library outdoors. The creative space on the second floor is also a favorite. It has dry erase tables to allow for artistic and creative thinking with a visual way to collaborate and brainstorm!
Meet Aaron! His favorite spot is the learning spaces on the first floor. He likes the potential for independent learning and teaching opportunities. Being able to tear down community walls and silos to create a brighter future is what this new library space creates for the City of Dayton.
Meet Rebecca! She loves all the different spaces around the library that she can read. But most importantly, the versatile chairs you can sit in multiple ways! The library has done a nice job of using different chairs and furniture throughout to fit everyone’s needs.
Meet Jason! He loves the cozy reading area on the third floor near the fiction section. Not only does it have a fireplace, but it’s tucked in a corner with lots of natural light and views of nature and Dayton. It is perfect for curling up with a new book or knocking out some work on his laptop.
As you can see, the Dayton Metro Library has something to offer every one of all ages! There are rooms groups can reserve to meet in, silent areas, a green screen room, plenty of outlets throughout to plug in, a room full of Dayton history, and so much more! It truly has changed the way the Marketing Committee thinks of a library. It is a collaboration space for the City of Dayton, and we feel so lucky to have it available for use!