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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

Today we say, "So long, farewell, au revoir, auf Wiedershen, adieu, goodbye," to our Foreign Language and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Greg Estes, who dedicated an outstanding 34 years of his life to serving Dayton Metro Library patrons, barely missing a day of work.

Greg started his career in the Industry and Science Division, which later merged with two other departments into the Adult Services Division of today. He saw the transition to a digital library catalog in the late 1980s, the introduction of the internet to staff in the mid-1990s, the Main Library remodel in the late 1990s, and the first patron computers with internet access.

He remembers being impressed the first time he logged onto a computer in college and saw the words "Hello, Greg."

We already miss him, but wish him beaucoup success in retirement! https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…
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Get Outside Book Club Kick-Off Party!
Today at Vandalia (1:00 PM)
Join Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks for nature stories and outd…

Grants 101
Today at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Teen Library Council
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come and join the Teen Library Council (TLC). The Teen Library Council meets to …

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Coloring Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Job Seekers- Resumes That Get Attention
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Presenting yourself well on paper can be a big challenge for job seekers.  …

Afternoon Book Club
Tomorrow at Vandalia (1:30 PM)
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks and fun!  Books will be availabl…

Email Basics for Senior Citizens
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Instant Recess
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Teen Anime Club
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

Tween Gaming Time
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …

Videogames!!!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Choose from Wii games, or go retro with (original!) Nintendo and Super Nintendo …

Perler Bead Fun!
Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Perler beads are plastic fusible beads. These colorful beads are usually arrange…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Crafternoon
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a unique craft that's different every month. …

Three Thursdays Gaming
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (3:30 PM)
Three Thursdays for three months, September, October, and November, teens will h…

Nerdfighter Night
Tomorrow at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Join Nerdfighters on the first Thursday of the month to make the world a better …

Teen Gaming
Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Totally Tween Thursday!
Tomorrow at EC Doren (4:00 PM)
For grades 3-6, come hang out at the Library and talk about new books and movies…

Are Animals Like Us?
Tomorrow at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Learn about nature and our wild animal friends. A presenter from Five Rivers Met…

Teen Hangout
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout.Tabl…

The Dayton Metro Library's Website & Catalog
Tomorrow at Northmont (6:30 PM)
An introduction to the Dayton Metro Library website and online catalog, part dem…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Pizza, Pop & Plots
Tomorrow at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Each month we choose a book, read it, and then gather for pizza, goofing off, an…

Coloring Fun!
Friday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Klymaxx Funk Band Meet + Greet
Friday at Northwest (10:00 AM)
TheFunkCenter is hosting a meet-and-greet and autograph session with Klymaxx, th…

           

Rules of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.

  2. PROCEDURES
    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    2. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    3. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

      Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety
      •    Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      •    Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      •    Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      •    View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      •    Sleep
      •    Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      •    Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      •    Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities
      •    Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      •    Eat or drink in restricted areas
      •    Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles

      Conduct relating to personal property
      •    Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      •    Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x 24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes
      •    Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      •    Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      •    Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      •    Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene
      •    Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      •    E-cigarettes and  spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      •    Bathe or clean personal items
      •    Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      •    Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children
      •    Leave children eight years and under unattended
      •    Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults

    4. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

Approved by the Board of Trustees July 21, 2016

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