Dayton Metro Library certainly has a reputation for beautiful interior design and thoughtful concepts at their various branches, and the new Wilmington-Stroop location is no exception!
With that reputation in mind, we just had to go check out their brand new children’s area for ourselves! The theme of the children’s area is Reflections and carries through to the play structure at the front of the section complete with mirrors of all shapes and sizes. Our daughter had a great time looking at herself and interacting with the structure.
When we walked deeper into the children’s section we came to the most adorable StoryCorner complete with toys, baby dolls, puzzles, a dollhouse and more! This corner is a great place for children to explore or curl up with a good book. My little one was having such a great time that I was able to peruse the books while she was entertained with other little children and plenty of unique toys.
The staff at the library was incredibly helpful and welcoming! Not only were we greeted with a map at the front door, I was also welcomed to the children’s area and told of the Summer Reading Challenge!
The Summer Reading Challenge is for children of all ages! I was so surprised to learn that my 18 month old qualified for the challenge and could earn some GREAT prizes! To learn more about how your family can participate in the Summer Challenge, check out the details here.
Another SUPER fun component of the Wilmington-Stroop Branch is The Storybook Dollhouse exhibit! Created by a library employee, the Storybook Dollhouse is a two story wooden dollhouse furnished with over 60 clues to popular children’s stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales. You and your children will have a great time looking for the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter, the golden ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the treasure chest from Treasure Island!
The current exhibit also has some interactive stations! We were able to color with a GIANT purple crayon just like Harold & The Purple Crayon! We also played in the kitchen that was a life-size replica of the kitchen found in The Storybook Dollhouse! This is definitely exhibit you MUST see! 🙂