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Burkhardt Branch Library


Key Facility Amenities

  • Free public computers with internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi + Laptop Tech Lending
  • Printers and Copiers with Fax and Scanner
  • Test proctoring (with advance notice to Branch Manager)
  • A PBS early literacy station for children ages 0-6
  • Children’s area with puzzles and games for families
  • A stylish teen area

Branch Manager, Francesca Hary

Branch Manager, Francesca Hary

Ms. Hary is a lifelong resident of Riverside and Mad River Township. Her love of books and librarianship comes from having four librarians in her immediate family! She has worked for Dayton Metro Library since 1988. Francesca enjoys classic literature, such as the works of Jane Austen.

Staff - Branch Highlight

The staff of the Burkhardt Branch boasts over 100 years of combined professional experience. There are six full time and six part-time staff members whose interests vary tremendously from home improvement to organic farming, from church service to crafting and genealogy. Everyone at the Burkhardt Branch is dedicated to providing their patrons with excellent customer service.

Community Connection

The Burkhardt Branch is truly a neighborhood Branch: the Children’s and Teen Librarians visit area schools in the Dayton and Mad River districts many times each year. The Branch is the home site of the Eastern Hills Neighborhood meetings, and the Branch participates in various church and school functions, including Harvest Festivals.


Progress is being made toward acquiring a site for a new larger Branch Library serving East Dayton and Riverside near the current building on Burkhardt Avenue.


Main Library

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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