Sylvania Branch: Expansion

Grand Opening

Sept. 7 | 4:30 p.m.

You're Invited to Sylvania Branch Library's Grand Opening Celebration!

Join us for a evening of mixing, mingling, discovery and family fun as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the newly re-imagined Sylvania Branch Library! Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Afterward join us for a march/bike ride to the Red Bird Art District event to celebrate the First Friday Art Walk at 6:30 p.m.

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The 18,170-square-foot Monroe Street building was constructed in the 1950s and has not had a major update since 1989. The expansion will add 4,090-square-feet, bringing the total square footage to 22,260.

Find out how you can get involved in doing business with the Library.


  • Expanding entry-way experience, children’s area, and meeting spaces – with an overall tonal emphasis on increasing natural light and view of the surrounding outdoor scenery.
  • A glassed enclosure will be added to the back of the building, with a fire-place, overlooking the vista, schools, and Main Street. 


  • Children’s Area - $150,000
  • Quiet Reading Area - $150,000
  • Community Meeting Rooms - $60,000
  • (per section)
  • Children’s Interactive Area - $50,000
  • Technology Area - $50,000
  • Makerspace - $40,000
  • Teen Area - $30,000
  • Conference Room - $20,000 each
  • Café Area - $20,000
  • Study Rooms - $10,000—$15,000 
  • (based on size)
  • Dedication Plaque - $250

*With the exception of the dedication plaque, all gifts can be paid over a five year period.

For information about these and other opportunities, please contact Kathy Selking, Development Manager, at 419.259.5123 or

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