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Dayton Metro Library, Dayton

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Dayton Metro Library is a multi-branch library system serving 458,677 residents of the Dayton Metropolitan Area. It has 19 locations across the area (as well as two bookmobiles). Almost 5.8 million items were borrowed in 2018. The Dayton Metro Library ranks in the top ten best libraries in the United States serving a population of over 250,000 by HAPLR. The Dayton Metro Library system is considered a county system with branches in cities and towns throughout Montgomery County, Ohio, but does not have branches in Centerville, Germantown, Oakwood, Riverside or Washington Township. All are serviced by libraries of their own, save Riverside, various parts of which are geographically close to Dayton Metro Library locations, including Burkhardt, Electra C. Doren and Huber Heights.
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  • The building is very new and nice. Great place to hang out and read. Not a lot of print options for as big of a building as they have there. But it seemed like a great place to find some books and...  more »
  • I go to the Miamisburg branch of the Dayton library. They recently opened the new building which is nicer and you check yourself out. I have several library cards and if i put the same book.....  more »
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  • I LOVE my/this branch here on Philadelphia Ave. I frequent this location multiple times a week, with or without my family. The book selection is well-rounded. At times, you may have to request a book and have it sent over, but it's an easy process. The children have a variety of activities and programs to do here on a daily basis. My children never want to leave, and they have computers and game consoles at home. It's a nice, mild, hang-out for kids after school. It's an information hub for the community. And it's a wonderful place to introduce a toddler to reading. If your not into books or video games, there are events that take place here as well; from cooking classes to musical or poetic jam sessions. Every season the Philadelphia Ave branch of Dayton Public Library entices my family into it's world and we are greatful.
  • I've visited several times. My favorite is the private rooms for a small group. You have just enough space for a meeting to spread out.

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