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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.

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A Date with a Sewing Machine
Today at Brookville (9:30 AM)
Wish you had a sewing machine for just an hour to do all that mending …

Baby + Toddler Playtime
Today at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Wednesdays, 5/18 - 7/27, 9:35 - 10:00 a.m. Songs, a story and other activities j…

Mother Goose on the Loose Bilingual Babytime
Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …

Toddler Storytime
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
Little Champs and their caregivers are invited to enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerpla…

Adult GED Classes
Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Preschool Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in English that uses rhymes,…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Preschool Power!
Today at EC Doren (11:00 AM)
Preschoolers can power up during our Summer Challenge Storytimes! Fun stories, s…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Talk Tables
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Word Basics
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  We wil…

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

Show Me the Money!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Check out our hands-on Money Smarts Exhibit, watch a fun video about money, and …

Teen Chaos: Chess + Tabletop Games
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
From Chess to Munchkin and more, we will have a variety of new and classic board…

Teen Gaming
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Come to the library for video games on the big screen, snacks, and your favorite…

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

Lego Party
Today at East (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a fun afternoon building and creating with Lego. Ages 4-12. …

Hey teens stop into the Hoover Street Cafe + create Sharpie Rock art
Today at Westwood (3:45 PM)
Teens it's time to create using rocks and sharpie ink pens. Let your creative si…

Talk Tables
Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Daydreaming on Paper
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (9:30 AM)
Participants in this 6 week collage-journaling class for adults 55+, led by teac…

A Date with a Sewing Machine
Tomorrow at Brookville (9:30 AM)
Wish you had a sewing machine for just an hour to do all that mending …

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Math + Science Fun
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:30 AM)
A variety of fun activities with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

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Rules of Conduct

Welcome to the Dayton Metro Library.  The library is supported by taxes of the people of Montgomery County who expect our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe.  To this end the library has established these Rules of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of library patrons, volunteers, staff, and for preserving and protecting the library’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds. The Dayton Metro Library participates in local law enforcement trespass programs.

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
  • Congregating 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, except in approved 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
  • 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
  • Use of areas designated for youth by adults without legitimate need to use resources in those areas
  • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults

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 may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Failure to comply with a reasonable staff request 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.   

Approved by the Board of Trustees December 19, 2012

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