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Please Build the New Dublin, Ohio Library!

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Dublin very much needs a new 21st Century library and the Columbus Metropolitan Library System wants to build one for us. We should say, “Yes, please” to this project.

Libraries today are all about creating spaces that inspire people to explore new knowledge and learn as many new things as we can, but also to think new, creative thoughts, and to work collaboratively with each other. Libraries and other educational institutions around the world are now using contemporary architecture to unleash human imagination and to spur creativity among children and adults.

The architectural design of the new Dublin library reflects this philosophy. It is designed not only to reflect Dublin’s entrepreneurial, forward-thinking past and present, but more importantly to project an even more exciting future. It symbolizes the unconventional, out-of-the-box visionary thinking and creative spirit that has attracted so many of us to this remarkable place, and to proudly call it home.

The new library building is designed for the current library site, 75 North High St. This is where the area’s first three-story school was built many years ago. Repurposing this special historic site for human learning will help renew the connection between the prominent location within the community and the intense commitment to public education that the city and its people are all about today.

The new library has been designed by NBBJ, a prominent local architectural firm, which has designed and built award-winning buildings all around the world. They have skillfully considered the scale to harmonize with the surrounding buildings, most of which are not historic. The contemporary look fits well with the new buildings nearing completion across the street, as well as with the large public plaza that is the gateway to the new pedestrian bridge over the Scioto that will be under construction soon. It will be make a great connection between old Dublin and the new Bridge District. The city’s motto is, after all, “Where yesterday meets tomorrow.”

We strongly urge our fellow Dublin community members to sign this petition in support of the new library design, and to join us in urging the Architecture Review Board and Dublin City Council to approve it.

Jerry Kosicki, Wyandotte Woods

Kris Aldemir, Riverside Woods

Kevin Cooper, Dublinshire/Shannon

Andrew Graham, Muirfield Village



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