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


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


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


Today at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


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


Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


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


Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Improve your research skills as we show you the best ways to find and evaluate i…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This class with give you some insight to the millions of google search results…


Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Novice and expert crocheters, knitters and stitchers are welcome to come learn f…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come join the Teen Library Council (TLC). The Teen Library Council meets to disc…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you have an Email account, let's review its commonly used features. Thi…


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


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Tabl…


Today at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Learn how to make earrings with beads and wire. This class is suitable for those…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Play a game, make a craft, perform a science experiment, or just hang out! For a…


Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Ages 8-12.…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can …


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Mrs. Claus will read stories, you can write a letter to Santa and make a craft S…


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


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


Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
With a mix of holiday songs and puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family. The…


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Build a LEGO robot and tell it what to do! Ages 9-12. Please register in advance…

           

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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