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Events (view all)

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

Author Meet-n-Greet
Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
With book lovers from across the nation coming to experience the Dayton Book Exp…

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:30 AM)
Wear your fairy attire if you wish and join us as we celebrate all things fairy …

Superhero Party
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Batman, Superman, the Avengers, celebrate all of your favorite superheroes with …

Local Authors Event & the Dayton Book Expo 2016
Tomorrow at Main (11:00 AM)
The 4th annual Local Authors Event mixes with the Dayton Book Expo at the Ponitz…

Maker Kit Open House: Lasers
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (1:30 PM)
Drop in and see our Lasers Maker Kit in action! Laser pointers, a fog machine, b…

Windows 10 Basics
Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Whether you want a preview of Windows 10 or just want to know how to use it more…

National Poetry Month Poetry Slam
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (3:00 PM)
Send out this year's National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam!  We'll turn …

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

Social Media Basics
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your Snapchat? Does Twitter have you all-a-flutter…

Dig Deep: Genealogy Research using Government Records
Monday at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Bring your favorite ancestor and we will explore a treasure trove of free online…

The Mothers of Ohio's Presidents
Monday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
A mother shapes her child's life in was that we do not know. What is almost cert…

For the Dogs Book Club
Monday at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read to dogs! A fun way to work on reading skills!! Currently taking names for F…

Book Discussion
Monday at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and conversation.…

Family Storytime
Monday at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Monday at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Mother's Day Magic
Monday at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Make something nice to give to Mom or Grandma for Mother's Day! Ages 6-12. Pleas…

New Lebanon Branch Book Club
Monday at New Lebanon (7:00 PM)
Join us for lively discussions on a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

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

Hook, Needle + Stitch
Tuesday at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
If you use a needle to crochet, knit or cross-stitch, we have a group for you! N…

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

The Ribbon
Tuesday at Main (6:00 PM)
No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prerequisite for o…

Game Night!
Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats.  Ages 5-12…

Kids + Money
Tuesday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Many people agree that we have a financial literacy crisis due to the lack of ba…

Talk Tables
Tuesday at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Pub-Lit at Brixx
Tuesday at Main (7:00 PM)
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Compa…

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Petitioning Inside and Outside the Library

Policy

Circulating petitions for signature outside of the library but on library property, such as the parking lot, is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment.

Circulating petitions for signature in the library is prohibited. It disturbs the orderly operation of the library and may make some patrons feel harassed.  Also, it may give the appearance that the library is supporting a specific cause or issue.

Regulations

All library facilities, including branches and the main library of the Dayton Metro Library are considered limited public forums and therefore provide access and use of designated library spaces to the general public. However that access and use is limited to library purposes and approved activities.

Library exterior spaces are considered public forums and petitioners are not restricted from seeking signatures within the guidelines established for this policy.

Restrictions and prohibitions to petitioners apply to all paid and volunteer canvassers for candidates, partisan or non-partisan, and petitions to get issues on the ballot or those simply those seeking support for a cause or issue. This policy is content-neutral and applies to all regardless of the candidate, issue or cause.

 

Guidelines

Petitioners may offer literature to individuals; however, petitioners are prohibited from placing leaflets on vehicles in library’s parking lot.

Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners to observe the same 25 ft. limit from doorways as is required of smokers.

Petitioners may not block doorways, prevent patrons from getting in or out of cars, use abusive language or behave in any way which is harassing or intimidating.

Petitioners must stay clear of traffic lanes and vehicular entrances.

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