Dalton Library

From Wayne County (OH) Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dalton Library
Type Libraries (Public)
Industry Information
Fate Active
Headquarters Dalton, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 127 S. Church St., Dalton, Ohio
Parent Wooster Public Library and Museum; Wayne County District Public Library; Wayne County Public Library

In 1980, the Library Board began to see potential in the Village of Dalton beyond just a bookmobile stop. Swayed by community support and a petition signed by 750 newspaper readers, the Board agreed that the Village was the ideal location for a library expansion.

A new branch in Dalton was approved in June of 1988. Construction on the new $227,000 facility began that October. The new 2,528 sq. ft. building, only half-filled by its 16,000 book capacity when it opened, left many empty-looking shelves. By the Branch's 10th anniversary, it had exceeded capacity, recording over 21,000 items.

Fun Fact: Dalton Elementary students helped raise money for the construction by buying bricks for $1 each. The fundraiser netted $200.

Locations[edit | edit source]

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Comprehensive History[edit | edit source]

Managers[edit | edit source]

Slogans[edit | edit source]

Historical documents[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1980 - the Library Board began to see potential in the Village of Dalton beyond just a bookmobile stop. Swayed by community support and a petition signed by 750 newspaper readers, the Board agreed that the Village was the ideal location for a library expansion. On the lot was previously the Dalton Presbyterian Church annex building.
  • 1988 - June, A new branch in Dalton was approved for construction.
  • 1988 - October, Construction of the building began. Dalton Elementary School students purchased bricks at $1 each to help raise money for construction. Each student received a miniature brick for their donation and the fundraising effort netted about $200 towards the $22,000 total construction cost.
  • 1989 - May, original 2,528 square foot building opened.
  • 1989 - May 30, Opening day, circulation was 141 items. Capacity of the building was thought to be 16,000 items.
  • 1989 - August 27, Dalton branch was dedicated.
  • 1999 - By the 10th anniversary, the library had over 21,000 items.
  • 2015 - Before the addition, the library had approximately 25,000 items in inventory.
  • 2015 - July 15, Groundbreaking for the renovation/expansion project was made possible through many generous community donations, over $300,000 was raised for the construction project. The project added an additional 3,600 square feet on the north and south sides of the library for a total of 6,100 square feet.
  • 2016 - July 18, a soft reopening of the renovated Dalton branch
  • 2016 - July 30, Ribbon cutting and open house. The $1.8 million renovation/expansion added a community room that can be subdivided into two smaller meeting room with seating, a children's room with window seat, interactive early literacy area, a teen center, a technology center, new public restrooms, and a front porch. In the entrance, a new stained glass wall listed the donor contributions of $1,000 or more to the project.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Business Letterheads[edit | edit source]

Business Photos[edit | edit source]

Newspaper articles[edit | edit source]

Newspaper full-text articles[edit | edit source]

Newspaper ads[edit | edit source]

Newspaper citations with no attached images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


What Links Here[edit | edit source]