The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
June 7, 2019 was a momentous day for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library as it hosted a grand opening for its new Mott Branch Library. Hundreds gathered for festivities, performances by local music, dance and spoken word artists, and recognitions offered from community leaders, including Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Senator Teresa Fedor, Ohio Representative Paula Hicks Hudson, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Toledo City Councilman Tyrone Riley.
With the help of the Buehrer Group architectural firm’s innovative and flexible building design, the new Mott Branch is a vibrant and welcoming space to gather and connect in this close-knit community. The open concept building will serve as a “front porch” to the historic Dorr Street neighborhood, complete with quiet spaces for adults and interactive spaces for kids.
The Library's new Mott Branch isn’t traditional by any means, but it does include many traditional things one would think to find in a library, including plenty of print books and quiet spaces in which to enjoy them. Additionally, customers who frequented the former Mott Branch, will find a familiar mural in one of the meeting rooms. At the new Mott, customers will also find plenty of light (with floor to ceiling windows) and inspiration (with a recording studio and a transformational children’s play area) as well as many new and modern amenities including:
- 24/7 Lobby with Smart Lockers allowing customers to pick up materials anytime
- Meeting rooms in a variety of sizes to accommodate all community needs
- A cozy fireplace with a snack station
- Computers and technology for adults, teens and children