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

Toddler & Preschool Dance Party
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…

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

Pond Life Storytime at Taylorsville!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Meet at Taylorsville MetroPark Hilltop/Sledding Hill Shelter (S Brown School Rd)…

Internet Basics
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. Top…

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

Lego Block Party
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Homework Club
Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

Homework Help
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to stude…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

Fundamentals of Acting!
Tomorrow at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Teens will learn the basics of acting including voice, behavior, expressions and…

Monday Movie & Popcorn
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Watch a newly released to DVD box office hit movie and enjoy some freshly popped…

Popcorn & A Movie
Tomorrow at EC Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m. Call us for the movie titles, and we'…

R.E.A.D. Book Club
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.T…

Scrapbooking + Craft Organization
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Are your scrapbooking and craft supplies taking over your life?  Tami from …

Wings of Wonder: Native Butterflies of Ohio
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Ohio State Master Gardener, Alicia Kern, has been raising butterflies from eggs …

Story Slamm
Tomorrow at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

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

Internet Basics
Tuesday at Main (6:00 AM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

Toddler Storytime
Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

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

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

SCORE Small Business Counseling for Veterans
Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tuesday at Belmont (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tuesday at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tuesday at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

           

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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