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Today at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
Presenter Karen D. Brame, an Adjunct Professor of Education and History, highlig…


Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…


Today at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Lego Mindstorms are sophisticated sets of Lego Technic bricks, beams, axles and …


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for an afternoon of building with LEGOs and littleBits elect…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Bring your creativity to the Library and play with LEGOs! Build with blocks…


Today at Kettering (7:00 PM)
Do you "Geek Out" over a fandom·  So do we!  We're celebrating …


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


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


Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  W e wi…


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


Monday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
You read it and then we will watch the movie!  This month we will be readin…


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


Monday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books includ…


Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Are you ready to try backpacking after an inspiring visit to a national park&mi…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
We'll examine how to budget for retirement expenses and your potential sources o…


Monday at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Join Shannon Raddin from LOGIK studio as she discusses all things bicycling! &nb…


Monday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss the BIG READ title, Wright Brothers by Da…


Monday at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Wilbur and Orville Wright were sons of Dayton, Ohio-a community of innovation at…


Monday at Trotwood (7:00 PM)
2017 Big Read is Wright Brothers by David McCullough! Come share your thoughts a…


Monday at Brookville (7:00 PM)
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! …


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


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


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

           

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
        •  Use tobacco or smoke on Library premises. Smoking within twenty-five (25) feet of any Library building entrance or exit, operable windows and/or air vents.
        •  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

Last Reviewed/Revised:  March 24, 2017

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