Groundbreaking set on new Vandalia library

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the new Vandalia Branch Library on July 8.

VANDALIA – A new, larger Vandalia Branch Library will begin construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 8, 2 p.m. The groundbreaking takes place at the site of the new building, between the existing Library at 500 S. Dixie Drive and the Board of Education. This is the latest in the Dayton Metro Library’s countywide facilities improvement project, made possible by voter support of a 2012 bond issue.

The new Vandalia Library will more than double in size from 9,000 square feet to 19,000 square feet. Features include:

• Expanded floor plan

• Quiet reading room with fireplace

• Unique teen space

• Navigation-themed children’s area

• New group study rooms

• A large meeting room

• Flexible program space for use by the Library and community partners

In addition to the internal features, the new Library will have improved access and egress off of S. Dixie Drive and a lane connecting the Library and school campus with Scott Avenue.

The current Vandalia Branch Library will remain open throughout construction. Once the new facility is open, the old building will be torn down to create green space. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.