December 2015

Branches · Avondale

Branch Portrait

3566 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Phone: 513-369-4440
Fax: 513-369-4539

Branch Manager: Kaya Burgin
Children’s Librarian: Rachelle Shells
Teen Librarian: Miranda Sadler

Hours of Service
Mon, Tue, Thunoon–8 p.m.
Wed, Fri, Sat10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunclosed

Location

The Avondale Branch is on the corner of Reading Road (south of Dana Avenue) and Mann Place. The branch is served by Metro routes 43, 45, and 47.

Special Services

The Avondale Branch is an ADA accessible facility. Curbside service is now available at all branches. Visit the Main Library's MakerSpace to use our 3D printers, laser cutters, engravers, and other equipment to create, invent, and learn!

Meeting Room

The Avondale Branch meeting room seats 50 people. Visit the meeting room webpage for additional information and a link to the online reservation form.

Next Generation Libraries Project

Thanks to the residents of Hamilton County, the Library will receive approximately $19 million in additional funding for the next ten years beginning in April 2019, for a total of $190 million. Given that the average length of time since a branch has been renovated is 40+ years, the bulk of this funding will go toward improving each of the Library’s 41 locations. The development of the Plan will take place throughout 2019, and the Library will hold hundreds of community engagement sessions to listen and learn from the community about what their biggest needs are and how the Library, with its 41 locations, can be re-envisioned to serve not just today’s generation but also generations to come. Learn more on the Facilities Master Plan page.

History

The Avondale Branch is one of the nine area libraries in Hamilton County built with funds provided by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Designed by the architectural firm Garber and Woodward, the Spanish Colonial style structure features a Rookwood tile entry, decorative iron work, and a domed ceiling. A Rookwood drinking fountain was presented to the branch by the Avondale Improvement Association to mark its opening on March 1, 1913. It was placed on display to commemorate the Avondale Branch Accessibility Project on May 20, 2014. This $1.2-million renovation of the 100-year old Avondale Branch Library included building a new addition with a handicap accessible entrance, elevator, and two new restrooms.