Visitors to the Mariemont Branch Library have a new patio to look forward to thanks to a generous donation from the David N. and Ann Early Foundation. Construction on the space is currently underway.
This addition transforms the existing patio area into a three-season room, complete with comfortable furniture, a skylight, and a ramp to ensure Library access to all members of the community. When complete, visitors can read, relax, and free WiFi connection outdoors, rain or shine.
Construction is planned for completion in early 2022, and open for use in late winter. In the meantime, cardholders can get a sneak peek by visiting the branch in person to see a rendering and take advantage of the many services offered at the Library, including books, CDs, movies, storytimes, events, printing, faxing, and internet access.
Mariemont Branch Library Through the Years
The fledgling Mariemont Branch Library, which opened in 1926 in the corner of a building on Chestnut Street, had 750 books on its shelves and served 33 families. Over the next 50 years, as the community grew, a variety of buildings housed the branch, including the Mariemont Recreation Building and the Plainville School.
The current building, dedicated in September 1972, sits on a one-acre site near the Mariemont High School. It was dedicated in memory of Library Director Ernest I. Miller, a Mariemont resident who died in 1971.