A Vision for the Future, Rooted in Tradition

Exterior of Wright Library

Wright Memorial Public Library, now celebrating its 80th anniversary, is one of the most-used libraries in America. Awarded a coveted 4-Star rating by Library Journal in 2018 and attracting 150,000 visitors per year, Wright Library’s usage ranks in the top 1% nationally compared to other libraries of similar size. 

While there is ever-higher demand for local library resources and materials that are accessible to all, technology to meet the needs of today’s workplace, educational programming, and highly trained staff – Wright Library operates today with less annual revenue than it received in 2009. 

To ensure that Wright Library can continue providing the services, facilities, and materials that the Oakwood community needs, values, and expects, the Library Board of Trustees will place a 1.5 mill levy on the ballot for March 2020.  

Our funding history & stewardship

Our current priorities


Our Facility


A Community Conversation

The Library Board, administration, and staff are committed to providing high quality, affordable library services and safeguarding this Oakwood legacy for generations to come. The levy will ensure continuity of exceptional services, take care of essential facility repairs, and allow for modest updates that will better serve today and tomorrow’s users.

To learn more, please contact Kristi Hale, Director, at hale@wrightlibrary.org or 937-250-6824.