Posted: 9:34 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Main Library: Complete rebuild at existing location adding 100,000 square feet (possibly in three floors). Increase number of computers from 60 to 200; Install quiet reading rooms, special spaces for children, teens. Will include public meeting rooms, tutoring rooms, auditorium, programing space. Off street parking will be provided under the expanded building. Other possibilities include a retail store for sale of used books and a coffee shop.
Belmont Branch: Close, to be served by new Southeast branch, preferably near Belmont High School or Lohrey Center
Brookville Branch: Renovation of existing space.
Burkhardt Branch: Close, relocate into new 20,000 square-foot- building. Location not yet identified.
Dayton View Branch: Close, consolidate with Fort McKinley and Northtown branches into a new building.
East Branch: Close, consolidate with Belmont into new Southeast branch preferably near Belmont High School or Lohrey Center
E.C. Doren Branch: Renovate
Fort McKinley Branch: Close, consolidate with Dayton View, Northtown and construct new building.
Huber Heights Branch: Give up leased space in shopping center at 6160 Chambersburg Rd, and build new branch near same location.
Kettering Moraine Branch: Renovate
Madden Hills Branch: Close, merge with Westwood Branch into new West Branch. Still evaluating sights. Ideas welcome.
Miami Twp. Branch: Renovate and expand from 9,800 to 16,000 square feet.
Miamisburg Branch: Renovate and expand from 10,000 to 15,000 square feet.
New Lebanon Branch: Renovate
Northmont Branch: Renovate and expand from 11,550 to 20,000 square feet
Trotwood Branch: Renovate
Vandalia Branch: Would prefer to build new on campus of Vandalia-Butler High School. Current building is 9,200 square feet. New building will be 20,000 square feet.
Westwood Branch: Close, consolidate with Madden Hills branch into new building called the West Branch.
West Carrollton Branch: Renovate.
Wilmington-Stroop Branch: Undergoing study with city of Kettering to check feasibility of joint library/city arts center. If that doesn’t work out, will renovate existing building and expand it from 13,000 to 20,000 square feet.
Dayton Metro Library
Annual circulation: 7 million
Dayton Metro Library Dirctor Tim Kambitsh’s annual salary: $140,909.00
Average salary of full-time employees: $43,555.20
Current Number of fulltime equivilant employees: 341.3
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Annual circulation: 7.25 million items
Annual salary of Library Director Clyde Scoles: $180,943
Number of full-time equivalent staff : 280.3
Average annual salary of full-time employees: $50,662.30 per year