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Events (view all)

Job Seekers- Alternative Paths to Employment
Today at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will address con…

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

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

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

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

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

Teen Anime Club
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

Crafternoon
Today at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a unique craft that's different every month. Open to all ages.…

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

Teen Advisory Board
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Get involved and make a difference!  Earn Community Service hours for schoo…

Nerdfighter Nights
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Health & Wellness with Girl Scouts
Today at Burkhardt (5:00 PM)
Get a taste of what being a Girl Scout is all about. Join us for a six week Heal…

Game Night: Unplugged
Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Get in the game of Catan, or Carcassonne! Whether you're new to tabletop games, …

VMA Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Today at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Self-defense designed specifically for women, and taught by a woman. Learn the f…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Coloring for Grow-ups
Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Coloring elicits a relaxing mindset, similar to what you would achieve through m…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning.  Your little on…

Pizza, Pop & Plots
Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Add discussion to your reading life!  And free pizza! And free cold beverag…

Realities of Owning Your Own Business
Tomorrow at Main (9:00 AM)
Starting your own business can be the most rewarding as well as frustrating expe…

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

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

Spring Clean Your Computer
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (2:00 PM)
Spring is the perfect time to clean up & start fresh, even with your compute…

Open Lab
Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

How Does the Seed Lending Library Work?
Saturday at Trotwood (10:00 AM)
The Seed lending Library is a community resource that encourages sharing, collab…

Builder's Club
Saturday at Miamisburg (10:30 AM)
Do you like LEGO? If so, this is the place for you! Build your own LEGO masterpi…

Mother's Day Craft
Saturday at Burkhardt (11:00 AM)
Get ready for Mother's Day by making a present for your marvelous mom (or grandm…

Family Storytime
Saturday at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Sewing Baby Things
Saturday at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Is a family member or friend having a baby? Make something special for the baby …

Got Game?
Saturday at Main (2:00 PM)
Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your friends or make some new ones w…

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

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Community Meeting Rooms Policy

To reserve a meeting room, please contact the branch library with whom you wish to reserve a room. Click here for a complete list of library branches and contact information. (A list of branches that have meeting rooms available for reserving can be found at the bottom of this page.)


  1. POLICY
    The Dayton Metro Library has small meeting and conference rooms available at no charge for public gatherings of civic, informational, cultural or educational character such as study groups, local non-profit board meetings, and other functions when the room is not being used for library related activities.
     
  2. REGULATIONS The following regulations apply to library patrons and organizations.
    1. Personal items left in a room will be kept in Lost and Found cabinets for no more than 30 days.
       
    2. Smoking (tobacco and electronic) is prohibited on Library property.
       
    3. Use of the rooms must be done in a responsible manner, with the Library Rules of Conduct adhered to at all times. The Library reserves the right to withdraw permission for room use when conditions so warrant and to stop meetings which interfere with the normal operations of the Library.
       
    4. The Library reserves the right to review any application for room use and request additional time and information in the approval process.
       
    5. Requests may be accepted up to ninety (90) days in advance.
       
    6. Reservations may be made by library card holders 13 years or older. Those under 13 may reserve a room at the discretion of the manager/staff person in charge.
       
    7. Personal items left in a room will be kept in Lost and Found cabinets for no more than 30 days.
       
  3. PROCEDURES The following procedures apply to library patrons and organizations.
    1. A valid Dayton Metro Library card generally is required for all room reservations.
       
    2. Requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.
       
    3. The card holder submitting the application accepts the Library’s terms and conditions for the use of the room and takes responsibility to see that all conditions of use are followed. The acceptance of Library terms and conditions (electronically or in person) assigns responsibility for loss or damages to the room and its contents to the card holder submitting the request.
       
    4. Applicants will receive confirmation by phone or email, verifying date, time and acceptance or denial of the requests.
       
    5. A pre-determined number of rooms will typically be available daily on a walk-in basis, and are not reservable in advance.
       
    6. Any room not reserved will be available on a walk-in basis.
       
    7. Call Center staff should be notified as soon as possible if a room reservation has been cancelled.
       
    8. The Library reserves the right to cancel prior room reservations without notice in the event of an emergency, such as weather closings or unsafe building conditions. All efforts will be made to notify groups scheduled to use a room in the event of an emergency. Patrons affected by closures should connect to whio.com or DaytonMetroLibrary.org for library closing information.
       
  4. GUIDELINES
    1. The room must be left free of crumbs, waste, etc. Library audio-visual equipment may be available at no charge and availability varies by location and room.

Belmont, 937.463.BOOK, 1041 Watervliet Ave.

  • Occupancy 30 max.

Burkhardt, 937.463.BOOK, 4680 Burkhardt Ave.,

  • Occupancy 35 max.

Brookville, 937.463.BOOK, 425 Rona Pkwy Dr.

  • Occupancy 35 max.

East, 937.463.BOOK, 2008 Wyoming St.

  • Occupancy 75 max.

Huber Heights, 937.463.BOOK, 6160 Chambersburg Rd.

  • Occupancy 60 max.

Madden Hills, 937.463.BOOK, 2542 Germantown St.

  • Occupancy 75 max.

Miami Township., 937.463.BOOK, 2718 Lyons Rd.

  • Community Room: Occupancy 60 max.
  • Three Study Quads: up to 4 people each
  • One Group Study Room: up to 6 people

Miamisburg, 937.463.BOOK, 35 S. Fifth St.

  • Occupancy 50 max.

New Lebanon, 937.463.BOOK, 715 W. Main St.

  • Occupancy 45 max.

Trotwood, 937.463.BOOK, 651 E. Main St.

  • Occupancy 80 max.

Westwood, 937.463.BOOK, 3207 Hoover Ave.

  • Occupancy 25 max.

Wilmington-Stroop, 937.463.BOOK, 3980 Wilmington Pk.

  • Occupancy 50 max.

Room Capacity:

Please note that room capacities listed are for auditorium-style chairs only. For set up that includes tables, room capacity is reduced.

Effective 12/01/15

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