New library to come to Dayton

(WDTN Photo/ Dominic Wilson)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A groundbreaking ceremony took place in Dayton to make space for a new library Thursday.

The Southeast Branch Library will combine the Belmont and East Branches near Belmont High School.

A crowd gathered for the event and saw pictures of the new library.

The new library will cost around $187 million and the construction project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

For an interior view of the library, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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