In 2013, Washington-Centerville Public Library set the wheels of a future Woodbourne Library Expansion Project in motion by purchasing the McDonald’s property, located at 6004 Far Hills Avenue. The Library now owns three adjacent properties along Far Hills Avenue (including the current Library Cataloging Center and Woodbourne Library). The purchase of the property along with the expansion and renovation are being funded with money set aside in the Library’s capital projects fund for improvement of the property.
Ultimately the three properties will become one unified "library campus" aimed at "unpacking" the collections, services and programs at Woodbourne Library, increasing parking capacity and improving traffic flow. Follow the progress of the project below by enjoying a slide show below featuring new and old photos of the Woodbourne Library property, reading the latest announcements and viewing the selected artwork.
Posted: 9/6/2017 - Woodbourne Artist Announcement
Posted: 6/8/2017 - Woodbourne Library History
Posted: 5/11/2017 - Artwork for Woodbourne RFP
Posted: 11/17/2016 - Woodbourne Library Closes, Woodbourne @ Cross Pointe Opens
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The expansion and renovation of the Woodbourne Library has prompted some related technological improvements at Washington-Centerville Public Library. The Library recently converted the entire Library collection from a barcode system to a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system, as well as installed new RFID compatible self-checkout machines and security gates. RFID offers the most up-to-date technology and several other benefits including: faster checkout/checkin, fewer misplaced items, and more ergonomically friendly with ability to scan multiple items at once. Read the news release for more.
Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Montgomery County Auditor’s Office has named Washington-Centerville Public Library’s Deputy Fiscal Officer, Cindy Uttermohlen, the recipient of the first ever Jesse Haines Award. The award, named for the county’s longest-serving County Auditor, recognizes a local government fiscal administrator in Montgomery County who demonstrates a commitment to excellence and has served their organization and community with distinction and integrity. Read the news release for more.
Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library have won the 2016 Ohio Friends of the Library Recognition Award. This prestigious award recognizes innovative Friends groups across the state that support library programs, increase community awareness, and promote the mission and core values of the library. Read the OLC annoucement and news release for more details.
Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Woodbourne Library will close in January 2017 to accommodate the expansion and renovation of that facility. The Library Board of Trustees and Director are searching for a temporary location, in the northern part of the community, to serve patrons while Woodbourne is under construction. Library hours will expand at Centerville Library for patrons wanting to use that facility. By closing Woodbourne Library, the construction can be completed more quickly and with less disruption to library users. "We are excited for construction to begin and are certain the end result will be well worth it," says Kim Paras, Library Director.
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Teens who frequently visit the Washington-Centerville Public Library know teen librarian Charlie Hacker by his great reading recommendations and witty, laid back personality, but they may not know that when he’s not at the library, Charlie is defending their freedom. Charlie is a member of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat unit of the Ohio Army National Guard and has been since 2011. He is deploying on a 14-month overseas mission to Kosovo starting in late summer. Read more!
Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2016
According to the reports, Ohio’s investment in public libraries is both cost effective and of high value to Ohio residents.
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Nearly 3 acres of land in Washington Township is now on the market for interested buyers. The land, owned by Washington-Centerville Public Library, is an undeveloped flat parcel at the southeast corner of St. Rt. 48 and Mandel Rd. Easy access to a main state route and adjacency to a residential area, make this land ideal for an assisted living community, daycare, church or light office use. The land is listed at $599,995. Interested parties should contact the Library directly at 937-610-4420.
Posted: Monday, December 7, 2015
Posted: 5/12/2016 - Final Expansion Plan Revealed
Posted: 5/11/2016 - View Schematic Design
Posted: 4/25/2016 - Library Expansion Plans Unveiled
Posted: 1/27/2016 - Library, residents consider three plans for building project
Posted: 1/4/2016 - Another Public Input Opportunity for Woodbourne Library Expansion
Posted: 11/17/2015 - Woodbourne Library Expansion Planned
Posted: 10/5/2015 - Woodbourne Library Expansion Survey & Public Forum
Posted: 8/12/2015 - Library Selects Firm for Building Project
Posted: 5/21/2015 - Woodbourne Rear Driveway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Photos
Posted: 4/8/2015 - Master Plan Announcement
Posted: 4/8/2015 - Woodbourne Master Plan
Posted: 11/5/2014 - Woodbourne Library Rear Driveway Construction Underway
Posted: 9/14/2014 - Library Selects Architect for Site Plan - Blog
Posted: 9/10/2014 - Library Selects Architect for Site Plan - News Release
Posted: 6/29/2014 - Library to Collaborate with Architecture Students
Posted: 11/12/2013 - Library Purchases Property With Plans to Expand
Posted: 9/11/2013 - Library Plans to Improve Access and Egress at Woodbourne Library