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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.

Happy birthday to Dayton's own Paul Laurence Dunbar. We are very proud to provide our special Paul Laurence Dunbar Collection to the city that produced one of this nation's most treasured poets. Contact our Genealogy Center about exploring the collection, which includes all of his publications (mostly first editions), correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more.

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Virtual Tour of Main
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Events (view all)

Toddler Time
Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Kids READ
Today at Belmont (10:00 AM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

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

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Paws To Read
Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

LEGO Club
Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

Summer Lunch Program
Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Today at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

T-Shirt Decorating
Today at East (1:30 PM)
Decorate your own t-shirt for the Summer Challenge. Bring a pre-washed white or …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Today at Brookville (2:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Dance, Dance, Dance the Day Away with Ms. Beth
Today at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Ms. Beth from the Muse Machine will move you to the music.  Exercise and ha…

Fun Club!
Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Come join your friends for math, exercise, games, Maker Kits, and more.  So…

Computer Applied
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Healthy Heart: Check your heart rate before and after exercise, and learn what k…

Monday Funday: Chalk Drawing Techniques
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Artist Matthew Burgy will be here to demonstrate different drawing techniques. &…

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

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Buttons
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come make buttons! Use a picture you choose, or something you draw, and we will …

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Visiting Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audien…

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

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
The Wild Hearts Zoo is bringing live animals to the library! Learn all…

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

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

R.E.A.D. - Read, Eat, And Discuss Book Club
Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss Mindy McGinnis' "A Madness So Discreet."&…

Fall in Love with Cuba!
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for trav…

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

Tadpole Tales
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

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

           

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.

Download a PDF of the entire Policy on Petitioning Inside & Outside the Librarypdf-file-48x48

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